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The South West Florida Astronomical Society, Inc.
Important New Information concerning Club Observing Activities:
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In the Sky this Month for SWFL.

Meeting Status as of June 6, 2021 – As the number of vaccinated people increased the club resumed socially distanced meetings at the Calusa Nature Center Planetarium combined with meeting on Zoom.   It is our hope to continue meeting in this “hybrid” format to accommodate members who may live out of state during part of the year.

Read how to join our Zoom meetings here!

Visitors are always welcome to attend our meetings but we encourage you to join our club after attending a few times.  Membership is VERY affordable.

[ATTENTION]: Club Member dues are due if you haven’t sent them in yet please send them in to our PO BOX. If you’d like to stay a member please send the payments in you can contact the the club President Brian or VP Mike for more information if you need help sending on your due please check out the theeyepiece.org/membership/ On how to send in your member dues.

ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY
If you are interested in Astrophotography, download the newsletter and contact Mike Jensen via his email link in the newsletter.  We are starting a new Astrophotography Special Interest Group (SIG).

Download the latest (June 2021) newsletter here.

Hover over with your Computer Mouse or using your Mobile phone or Tablet you can tap on the Newsletter above if you’re able to view it if you can’t see the newsletter  might be due to a ad blocker on your browser, if you can see the newsletter simply hover or tap over the newsletter and near the bottom of it you should see 2 arrows these will allow you to view the other pages in the newsletter.

Plan ahead: Browse the events calendar!


**Newsletter & Meeting Agenda are in PDF format (Adobe Reader Required.)**

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Astronomical League

(Astronomical League Membership is included in S.W.F.A.S membership)


Additional information about Local Planetarium and Observatory opportunities:

CalusaNature.org
FSW Observatory
FGCU Observatory

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

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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.