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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): May 7 and May 28.

Sky Events
May 5 - New Moon
May 5 - Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
May 9 - Mercury transit across the Sun
May 13 - First Quarter
May 21 - Full Moon
May 22 - Comet 9P/Tempel (11th Mag. in Leo)
May 29 - Last Quarter
May - Comet 9P/Tempel (11th Mag. in Leo)

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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: May 16, 2016.
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Astronomy Tutorials

This Week's Sky at a Glance (Sky & Tel)

Sunrise/Sunset/Twilight and Moonrise/Moonset/Phase Click on the image for U.S. official time and for other time zones including UTC.

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.

Today's Sky
Sky map. Click on the image for today's sky at your location.

Space Weather
Solar activity and space weather. Click on the image for today's Sun and space weather.

The Astronomical League
The Astronomical League is composed of over two hundred and forty local amateur astronomical societies from all across the United States. Click on the image for their website.