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Our next monthly meeting will be Thursday, April 6th, at 7:30 P.M.

Jim Farrell, Chief Meteorologist for WINK TV.  will be presenting basic meteorological concepts along with typical Florida weather patterns to our club.

As amateur astronomers in Florida know all too well the success or failure of observing sessions and Star Parties depend largely on the weather. A rainy evening or just a cloudy sky can cancel the best laid plans or send us all home early before we get the chance to view our favorite celestial objects.  Because of the significant role that weather plays upon our hobby we have invited a very special guest speaker to our April meeting. On Thursday,  April 6, 2017 the South West  Florida Astronomical Society will be pleased to introduce Jim Farrell, Chief Meteorologist for WINK TV.  Jim will be presenting basic meteorological concepts along with typical Florida weather patterns to our club.  Jim’s presentation will begin at 7:30pm at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium and will be followed by our regular monthly business meeting.  If you would like to know more about the scourge of amateur astronomers this is one presentation you will not want to miss.  The SWFAS hopes to see you at the CNCP Thursday evening.
Michael J. McCauley
Program Coordinator


Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium.   (see Calendar/Event for directions)

Open to the public. Meetings are held in the Planetarium. Formed to educate the public, school children and Scouts about the wonders of the night sky!

Plan ahead to attend future Meetings!

May 4th 2017:

.To be announced

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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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