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Our next monthly meeting will be Thursday, August 4th, at 7:30 P.M.
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!
June MEETING presentation was – special showing of a new planetarium program entitled, “Dark Matter Mystery” along with a 7 minute excerpt from “Dark Universe” by Neil de Grasse Tyson.
May MEETING presentation was: – Flying Toasters! The Heating of those “Hot Jupiter” gas giants orbiting other stars. Dr. Derek Buzasi, Whitaker Eminent Scholar in Science at Florida Gulf Coast University and active researcher in this field, will present a summary of what’s known and what’s theorized about these fascinatingly overheated exoplanets. Each month’s astronomy talk is open to the public and is followed by a business meeting for SWFAS.
Also see SWFAS new Facebook page, search for Southwest Florida Astronomical Society.
NASA’s Space Place educates and entertains kids, parents, and teachers about space and Earth science and technology.
Test your knowledge about the Milky Way with this fun trivia quiz!
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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.