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.
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): October 18 and 25.
We will need help with all the outreach events listed below. You don't have to bring a telescope to help. Just being at the event, and talking up our club will be a great help. We need these public outreach events to show the public what we have to offer as a club.
Halloween Spooktacular on Fifth Avenue
This event is similar to one we did on 5th Ave a few years ago. The moon will be our target for the evening. With hundreds of kid and parents we will need at least 5 telescopes, the moon will be almost straight up so refactors will be a issue. We will also need members to meet the folks at our canopy. We will set up our normal club display, tables, club handouts, meteor displays. We need to be in place by 4:30 pm. It should end around 9:30 pm.
As we get closer to each event we will send a request for equipment and helpers.
Please check the Web site calendar for any schedule changes.
APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day), click here.
Last revised: October 13, 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.