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July 5th Meeting:

Clifford Mitchem, independent energy advisor and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University graduate will be the guest speaker at the July meeting of the South West Florida Astronomical Society. The focus of Mr. Mitchem’s presentation will be solar energy and what it means to the south west Florida region. Included in the presentation will be information on how solar power works, the politics of solar energy, and the advantages of solar power and solar installations.

Mr. Mitchem’s presentation will begin at 7:30pm on Thursday, July 5th at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium. The regular monthly business meeting of the SWFAS will begin immediately thereafter.

Michael J. McCauley
Program Coordinator

Previous Meeting:

Professor Antonio Paris, Professor of Astronomy at St. Petersburg College and Chief Scientist at the Center for Planetary Science will be our guest speaker at the June meeting. More details concerning the contents of Professor Paris’ presentation will be made available prior to the June meeting.

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We are:  The South West Florida Astronomical Society, Inc.  (SWFAS) P.O. Box 100127, Cape Coral, Florida  33910.

We meet the 1st Thursday of the month (7:30 P.M.):  Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium,  3450 Ortiz Avenue,  Fort Myers, FL 33905-7811.

The Southwest Florida Astronomical Society, Inc. was formed in 1980 by amateur astronomers in Lee County, Florida.  Its many goals include educating the public, school children, and scouts about the wonders of the night sky.  S.W.F.A.S. regularly works with the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium, as well as Florida Gulf Coast University with public observing events.



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