Everglades Astronomical Society
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.
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. Summer meetings: a casual get together at Blueberries, 3390 9th St. N.. Meetings resume at the Norris Center in the September.
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. Below is a list of upcoming Saturday nights that you will often find fellow club members out there enjoying the skies with you (weather permitting): June 21 and June 28
May 13th - Diana Umpierre of the International Dark Sky Association (IDA) of South Florida will be presenting on the efforts by the IDA to preserve our skies for future generations.
Please check the Web site calendar for any schedule changes.
APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day), click here.
Last revised: June 22, 2014.
This Week's Sky at a Glance (Sky & Tel)
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.