The South West Florida Astronomical Society, Inc.
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In the Sky this Month for SWFL.

We are meeting both in person at the Calusa Nature Center/Planetarium (3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905) and on ZOOM (Link in the newsletter)

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Check here for the latest on sky programs at Big Cypress National Preserve.    Club members are invited to attend the programs and will be happy to have those who wish to share their scopes with the public. So mark your calendars, polish those lenses, and we hope to see you there!

Info in the newsletter.

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.


We have a very active Astrophotography Special Interest Group (SIG).  We meet formally (on Zoom) once a month to discuss imaging techniques, gear, processing.  The group is focused on learning and sharing of information with each other.  We have an email list for sharing of info and we take frequent field trips.  Photographers of all types are welcome, newbies to very experienced, DSLR’s on tripods or trackers to huge OTA’s on huge goto mounts.  You are welcome!

If you are interested in Astrophotography, please join us.  Click here to complete an interest form.

Here’s an example of some of the work our astrophotographers are doing.  All photos are copyright owned by the maker.  No copies/screenshots without permission.

  • The Pleiades by Mike Jensen

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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:

FSW Observatory
FGCU Observatory

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

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NASA’s Space Place educates and entertains kids, parents, and teachers about space and Earth science and technology.


We are:  The South West Florida Astronomical Society, Inc.  (SWFAS) P.O. Box 100127, Cape Coral, Florida  33910.

We usually meet the 1st Thursday of the month (7:30 P.M.):  Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium,  3450 Ortiz Avenue,  Fort Myers, FL 33905-7811.  Until the threat of COVID is over, we will continue to meet on Zoom.

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.

Astronomy & Astrophotography Club based in Ft. Myers, Fl.