The South West Florida Astronomical Society, Inc.

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NEXT CLUB MEETING: May 2nd 2019 Monthly meeting.

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!

Location: 3450 Ortiz Avenue,  Fort Myers, FL 33905-7811.

The South West Florida Astronomical Society is pleased to announce that Mr. Rick Severance, President, Babcock Ranch, Kittson & Partners, will be presenting at the Thursday, May 2nd meeting of our astronomy club at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium in Fort Myers.

Rick will speak about Babcock Ranch’s history and success to date as well as where it stands in relation to its original vision in regards to sustainability, technology, health and wellness, transportation, education, and storm safety.

Mr. Severance will also talk about having fun at Babcock Ranch, something the many SWFAS astronomers who participated in Babcock’s Sky Cruise Event in February experienced first hand.

If you want to learn more about this very impressive and unique community you will not want to miss this presentation.

Mr. Severance’s presentation will begin at 7:30pm.  The regular monthly meeting of the SWFAS will follow immediately thereafter.

Michael J. McCauley

V.P./Program Coordinator


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Additional information about Local Planetarium and Observatory opportunities:

FSW Observatory
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Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium.
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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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