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Everglades Astronomical Society
P.O. Box 1868
Marco Island FL 34146

Since 1981, the Everglades Astronomical Society (EAS) has been serving our members and the public in all aspects of amateur astronomy. If you want to keep up with the space program, learn what's happening at the frontiers of astronomical research, or just appreciate the beauty of the night sky, we can help.

Events and Activities 2015-2016

Monthly meetings are held at the Norris Center at the corner of 8th Street South and 8th Avenue South in Naples, Florida every second Tuesday of the month. We meet at 7pm.

We also host observing sessions at a dark-sky site in the Fakahatchee Strand Preserve just off of Route 75. Click here for directions and a map of the Fakahatchee (FAK) observing site. Stop by and look through members' telescopes. If you're thinking of getting a telescope or binoculars, you can get advice from experienced stargazers. FAK viewing etiquette here. To see how fortunate we are to have the FAK go to the Photo Gallery and see a photograph taken from the Space Shuttle of Florida at night.

Usually the best times to go out to the Fakahatchee Strand viewing site are moonless nights. A list of upcoming Saturday nights that you will often find fellow club members out there enjoying the skies with you (weather permitting): November 7 and 14.

Sky Events
Nov 3 - Last Quarter
Nov 5 - Taurids Meteor Shower
Nov 11 - New Moon
Nov 17 - Leonids Meteor Shower
Nov 18 - First quarter
Nov 25 - Full Moon
Dec 13 - Geminids Meteor Shower

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Events 2015-2016

November 19th Lovers Key event for staff night
November 20th Corkscrew Swamp night

December 5th Lovers Key Solar event full day
December 11th Corkscrew Swamp night
December 12th Collier Seminole Star Party night

January 9th Collier Seminole Star Party night
January ?? date, Super science Saturday solar
January 22nd Corkscrew Swamp night

February 8th thu 14th Winter Star Party
February 19th Corkscrew Swamp night

March 5th Collier Seminole Star Party night
March 18th Corkscrew Swamp night

April ?? Naples Conservancy

Please check the Web site calendar for any schedule changes.

APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day), click here.

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Click image above for complete Naples forecast.


Last revised: November 9, 2015.
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This Week's Sky at a Glance (Sky & Tel)

Sunrise/Sunset/Twilight and Moonrise/Moonset/Phase UTC Clock. Click on the image for current UTC time.

Fakahatchee Strand Preserve Clear Sky Chart. Click on the chart above for an enlarged version and how to read it. Click here for directions and a map of the Fakahatchee observing site.

Today's Moon Phase. Click here for any other date.

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