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Our next monthly meeting will be Thursday, July 6th, at 7:30 P.M.
In lieu of a guest speaker at the July 6th meeting of the South West Florida Astronomical Society we will be showing a new planetarium program entitled: Phantom of the Universe: The Hunt for Dark Matter. This “visually stunning and scientifically fascinating” program has received rave reviews worldwide from its viewers. It covers everything from the Big Bang to galaxies, the Large Hadron Collider, and a deep underground experiment in the Homestake Mine in South Dakota. The Higgs Boson will be discussed as well.
This program will be shown immediately following the regular monthly meeting of the SWFAS which begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, July 6th, at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium in Fort Myers. We hope to see you there…..
August 3rd Program
With the upcoming eclipse, we will be doing a program about safe observing of the eclipse, both here and on the path of totality. Many people think it is more dangerous to observe during the eclipse than other times, but that is not true. What is true is that more people will attempt to look at the sun directly during the eclipse. Proper knowledge about observing is key to helping the public observe the eclipse.
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!
Also see SWFAS new Facebook page, search for Southwest Florida Astronomical Society.
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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.