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Calendar

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Solar Observing (Weather Permitting) at 11:00 Fridays 11:00 am
Solar Observing (Weather Permitting) at 11:00 Fridays
Sep 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Solar Observing (Weather Permitting) Every Friday at 11:45, (clear skies permitting) Live solar observing using the Coronado Solar Telescope: Are there sunspots today? Prominences? A flare? Planetarium volunteers and/or staff will show you the Sun “live” as few people get to see it. Catch our narrow-band filter’s detailed view of[...]
Live Animal Presentation 1:15 pm
Live Animal Presentation
Sep 1 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
A live animal demonstration is given daily at 1 pm, usually in the main building of the Nature Center. Meet giant friendly snakes and other lovely critters — each week is different!
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Live Animal Presentation 1:15 pm
Live Animal Presentation
Sep 2 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
A live animal demonstration is given daily at 1 pm, usually in the main building of the Nature Center. Meet giant friendly snakes and other lovely critters — each week is different!
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Live Animal Presentation 1:15 pm
Live Animal Presentation
Sep 3 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
A live animal demonstration is given daily at 1 pm, usually in the main building of the Nature Center. Meet giant friendly snakes and other lovely critters — each week is different!
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Live Animal Presentation 1:15 pm
Live Animal Presentation
Sep 5 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
A live animal demonstration is given daily at 1 pm, usually in the main building of the Nature Center. Meet giant friendly snakes and other lovely critters — each week is different!
6
Noon show: “Back to the Moon for Good” 12:00 pm
Live Animal Presentation 1:15 pm
Live Animal Presentation
Sep 6 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
A live animal demonstration is given daily at 1 pm, usually in the main building of the Nature Center. Meet giant friendly snakes and other lovely critters — each week is different!
PN show 2: “Weather in the Solar System” 2:00 pm
PN 3: “From Earth to the Universe” plus optional “Summer Stargazing” 3:00 pm
PN 3: “From Earth to the Universe” plus optional “Summer Stargazing”
Sep 6 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
3:00 show: “From Earth to the Universe” Cross time and cultures to see the Universe! Each show is preceded by a live orientation to SW Florida night skies (to get you dark-adapted!), so you will also learn some of what there is to see in our local skies this month.[...]
13
Closed for Hurricane Irma Prep/Cleanup
Sierra Club Monthly Meeting in Iona House 6:00 pm
Sierra Club Monthly Meeting in Iona House
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Open to the public, in the Iona House.  To explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth.  The Calusa Group covers a four county area in SW Florida. For details of this month’s meeting, see http://calusanature.org/events
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Closed for Hurricane Irma Prep/Cleanup
Southwest Florida Photographic Society Monthly Meeting 6:30 pm
Southwest Florida Photographic Society Monthly Meeting
Sep 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Open to the public, to all photographers at all skill levels, to share techniques, knowledge and friendships. Meeting is in Iona House. For details of this month’s meeting, please see http://calusanature.org/events
15
Closed for Hurricane Irma Prep/Cleanup
Solar Observing (Weather Permitting) at 11:00 Fridays 11:00 am
Solar Observing (Weather Permitting) at 11:00 Fridays
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Solar Observing (Weather Permitting) Every Friday at 11:45, (clear skies permitting) Live solar observing using the Coronado Solar Telescope: Are there sunspots today? Prominences? A flare? Planetarium volunteers and/or staff will show you the Sun “live” as few people get to see it. Catch our narrow-band filter’s detailed view of[...]
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EARLY SHOW: Earth Habitats and Life 10:00 am
EARLY SHOW: Earth Habitats and Life
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Planetarium. This week only.
Climate Change Show in Planetarium 11:00 am
Climate Change Show in Planetarium
Sep 18 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
This week only! Explores the options for ways to combat/lessen the effects of climate change.
Noon show: “Back to the Moon for Good” 12:00 pm
Live Animal Presentation 1:15 pm
Live Animal Presentation
Sep 18 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
A live animal demonstration is given daily at 1 pm, usually in the main building of the Nature Center. Meet giant friendly snakes and other lovely critters — each week is different!
PN show 2: “Weather in the Solar System” 2:00 pm
PN 3: “From Earth to the Universe” plus optional “Summer Stargazing” 3:00 pm
PN 3: “From Earth to the Universe” plus optional “Summer Stargazing”
Sep 18 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
3:00 show: “From Earth to the Universe” Cross time and cultures to see the Universe! Each show is preceded by a live orientation to SW Florida night skies (to get you dark-adapted!), so you will also learn some of what there is to see in our local skies this month.[...]
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EARLY SHOW: Earth Habitats and Life 10:00 am
EARLY SHOW: Earth Habitats and Life
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Planetarium. This week only.
Climate Change Show in Planetarium 11:00 am
Climate Change Show in Planetarium
Sep 19 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
This week only! Explores the options for ways to combat/lessen the effects of climate change.
Noon show: “Back to the Moon for Good” 12:00 pm
Live Animal Presentation 1:15 pm
Live Animal Presentation
Sep 19 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
A live animal demonstration is given daily at 1 pm, usually in the main building of the Nature Center. Meet giant friendly snakes and other lovely critters — each week is different!
PN show 2: “Weather in the Solar System” 2:00 pm
PN 3: “From Earth to the Universe” plus optional “Summer Stargazing” 3:00 pm
PN 3: “From Earth to the Universe” plus optional “Summer Stargazing”
Sep 19 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
3:00 show: “From Earth to the Universe” Cross time and cultures to see the Universe! Each show is preceded by a live orientation to SW Florida night skies (to get you dark-adapted!), so you will also learn some of what there is to see in our local skies this month.[...]
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EARLY SHOW: Earth Habitats and Life 10:00 am
EARLY SHOW: Earth Habitats and Life
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Planetarium. This week only.
Climate Change Show in Planetarium 11:00 am
Climate Change Show in Planetarium
Sep 20 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
This week only! Explores the options for ways to combat/lessen the effects of climate change.
Noon show: “Back to the Moon for Good” 12:00 pm
Live Animal Presentation 1:15 pm
Live Animal Presentation
Sep 20 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
A live animal demonstration is given daily at 1 pm, usually in the main building of the Nature Center. Meet giant friendly snakes and other lovely critters — each week is different!
PN show 2: “Weather in the Solar System” 2:00 pm
PN 3: “From Earth to the Universe” plus optional “Summer Stargazing” 3:00 pm
PN 3: “From Earth to the Universe” plus optional “Summer Stargazing”
Sep 20 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
3:00 show: “From Earth to the Universe” Cross time and cultures to see the Universe! Each show is preceded by a live orientation to SW Florida night skies (to get you dark-adapted!), so you will also learn some of what there is to see in our local skies this month.[...]
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EARLY SHOW: Earth Habitats and Life 10:00 am
EARLY SHOW: Earth Habitats and Life
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Planetarium. This week only.
Climate Change Show in Planetarium 11:00 am
Climate Change Show in Planetarium
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
This week only! Explores the options for ways to combat/lessen the effects of climate change.
Noon show: “Back to the Moon for Good” 12:00 pm
Live Animal Presentation 1:15 pm
Live Animal Presentation
Sep 21 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
A live animal demonstration is given daily at 1 pm, usually in the main building of the Nature Center. Meet giant friendly snakes and other lovely critters — each week is different!
PN show 2: “Weather in the Solar System” 2:00 pm
PN 3: “From Earth to the Universe” plus optional “Summer Stargazing” 3:00 pm
PN 3: “From Earth to the Universe” plus optional “Summer Stargazing”
Sep 21 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
3:00 show: “From Earth to the Universe” Cross time and cultures to see the Universe! Each show is preceded by a live orientation to SW Florida night skies (to get you dark-adapted!), so you will also learn some of what there is to see in our local skies this month.[...]
Audubon of Southwest Florida Monthly Meeting 6:00 pm
Audubon of Southwest Florida Monthly Meeting
Sep 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Open to the public. Meeting is usually held in the Iona House (but for example the March 2015 meeting was in the planetarium: see http://calusanature.org/events/ for important monthly details, or the Audubon Society of SW Florida Facebook page (opens in new tab): https://www.facebook.com/AudubonSWFL).  To protect birds, plants and other animals[...]
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Volunteer Day 10-2: Kick Irma Out of Friendly Forest Area!
EARLY SHOW: Earth Habitats and Life 10:00 am
EARLY SHOW: Earth Habitats and Life
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Planetarium. This week only.
Climate Change Show in Planetarium 11:00 am
Climate Change Show in Planetarium
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
This week only! Explores the options for ways to combat/lessen the effects of climate change.
Solar Observing (Weather Permitting) at 11:00 Fridays 11:00 am
Solar Observing (Weather Permitting) at 11:00 Fridays
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Solar Observing (Weather Permitting) Every Friday at 11:45, (clear skies permitting) Live solar observing using the Coronado Solar Telescope: Are there sunspots today? Prominences? A flare? Planetarium volunteers and/or staff will show you the Sun “live” as few people get to see it. Catch our narrow-band filter’s detailed view of[...]
Noon show: “Back to the Moon for Good” 12:00 pm
Live Animal Presentation 1:15 pm
Live Animal Presentation
Sep 22 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
A live animal demonstration is given daily at 1 pm, usually in the main building of the Nature Center. Meet giant friendly snakes and other lovely critters — each week is different!
PN show 2: “Weather in the Solar System” 2:00 pm
PN 3: “From Earth to the Universe” plus optional “Summer Stargazing” 3:00 pm
PN 3: “From Earth to the Universe” plus optional “Summer Stargazing”
Sep 22 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
3:00 show: “From Earth to the Universe” Cross time and cultures to see the Universe! Each show is preceded by a live orientation to SW Florida night skies (to get you dark-adapted!), so you will also learn some of what there is to see in our local skies this month.[...]
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Farewell Cassini Part Deux 11:00 am
Farewell Cassini Part Deux
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
 
Noon show: “Back to the Moon for Good” 12:00 pm
Live Animal Presentation 1:15 pm
Live Animal Presentation
Sep 23 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
A live animal demonstration is given daily at 1 pm, usually in the main building of the Nature Center. Meet giant friendly snakes and other lovely critters — each week is different!
PN show 2: “Weather in the Solar System” 2:00 pm
PN 3: “From Earth to the Universe” plus optional “Summer Stargazing” 3:00 pm
PN 3: “From Earth to the Universe” plus optional “Summer Stargazing”
Sep 23 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
3:00 show: “From Earth to the Universe” Cross time and cultures to see the Universe! Each show is preceded by a live orientation to SW Florida night skies (to get you dark-adapted!), so you will also learn some of what there is to see in our local skies this month.[...]
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Noon show: “Back to the Moon for Good” 12:00 pm
Live Animal Presentation 1:15 pm
Live Animal Presentation
Sep 25 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
A live animal demonstration is given daily at 1 pm, usually in the main building of the Nature Center. Meet giant friendly snakes and other lovely critters — each week is different!
PN show 2: “Weather in the Solar System” 2:00 pm
PN 3: “From Earth to the Universe” plus optional “Summer Stargazing” 3:00 pm
PN 3: “From Earth to the Universe” plus optional “Summer Stargazing”
Sep 25 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
3:00 show: “From Earth to the Universe” Cross time and cultures to see the Universe! Each show is preceded by a live orientation to SW Florida night skies (to get you dark-adapted!), so you will also learn some of what there is to see in our local skies this month.[...]
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Noon show: “Back to the Moon for Good” 12:00 pm
Live Animal Presentation 1:15 pm
Live Animal Presentation
Sep 26 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
A live animal demonstration is given daily at 1 pm, usually in the main building of the Nature Center. Meet giant friendly snakes and other lovely critters — each week is different!
PN show 2: “Weather in the Solar System” 2:00 pm
PN 3: “From Earth to the Universe” plus optional “Summer Stargazing” 3:00 pm
PN 3: “From Earth to the Universe” plus optional “Summer Stargazing”
Sep 26 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
3:00 show: “From Earth to the Universe” Cross time and cultures to see the Universe! Each show is preceded by a live orientation to SW Florida night skies (to get you dark-adapted!), so you will also learn some of what there is to see in our local skies this month.[...]
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Noon show: “Back to the Moon for Good” 12:00 pm
Live Animal Presentation 1:15 pm
Live Animal Presentation
Sep 27 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
A live animal demonstration is given daily at 1 pm, usually in the main building of the Nature Center. Meet giant friendly snakes and other lovely critters — each week is different!
PN show 2: “Weather in the Solar System” 2:00 pm
PN 3: “From Earth to the Universe” plus optional “Summer Stargazing” 3:00 pm
PN 3: “From Earth to the Universe” plus optional “Summer Stargazing”
Sep 27 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
3:00 show: “From Earth to the Universe” Cross time and cultures to see the Universe! Each show is preceded by a live orientation to SW Florida night skies (to get you dark-adapted!), so you will also learn some of what there is to see in our local skies this month.[...]
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Noon show: “Back to the Moon for Good” 12:00 pm
Live Animal Presentation 1:15 pm
Live Animal Presentation
Sep 28 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
A live animal demonstration is given daily at 1 pm, usually in the main building of the Nature Center. Meet giant friendly snakes and other lovely critters — each week is different!
PN show 2: “Weather in the Solar System” 2:00 pm
PN 3: “From Earth to the Universe” plus optional “Summer Stargazing” 3:00 pm
PN 3: “From Earth to the Universe” plus optional “Summer Stargazing”
Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
3:00 show: “From Earth to the Universe” Cross time and cultures to see the Universe! Each show is preceded by a live orientation to SW Florida night skies (to get you dark-adapted!), so you will also learn some of what there is to see in our local skies this month.[...]
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Solar Observing (Weather Permitting) at 11:00 Fridays 11:00 am
Solar Observing (Weather Permitting) at 11:00 Fridays
Sep 29 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Solar Observing (Weather Permitting) Every Friday at 11:45, (clear skies permitting) Live solar observing using the Coronado Solar Telescope: Are there sunspots today? Prominences? A flare? Planetarium volunteers and/or staff will show you the Sun “live” as few people get to see it. Catch our narrow-band filter’s detailed view of[...]
Noon show: “Back to the Moon for Good” 12:00 pm
Live Animal Presentation 1:15 pm
Live Animal Presentation
Sep 29 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
A live animal demonstration is given daily at 1 pm, usually in the main building of the Nature Center. Meet giant friendly snakes and other lovely critters — each week is different!
PN show 2: “Weather in the Solar System” 2:00 pm
PN 3: “From Earth to the Universe” plus optional “Summer Stargazing” 3:00 pm
PN 3: “From Earth to the Universe” plus optional “Summer Stargazing”
Sep 29 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
3:00 show: “From Earth to the Universe” Cross time and cultures to see the Universe! Each show is preceded by a live orientation to SW Florida night skies (to get you dark-adapted!), so you will also learn some of what there is to see in our local skies this month.[...]
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Friendly Forest Fall Festival 11:00 am
Friendly Forest Fall Festival
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
 
Noon show: “Back to the Moon for Good” 12:00 pm
Live Animal Presentation 1:15 pm
Live Animal Presentation
Sep 30 @ 1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
A live animal demonstration is given daily at 1 pm, usually in the main building of the Nature Center. Meet giant friendly snakes and other lovely critters — each week is different!
PN show 2: “Weather in the Solar System” 2:00 pm
PN 3: “From Earth to the Universe” plus optional “Summer Stargazing” 3:00 pm
PN 3: “From Earth to the Universe” plus optional “Summer Stargazing”
Sep 30 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
3:00 show: “From Earth to the Universe” Cross time and cultures to see the Universe! Each show is preceded by a live orientation to SW Florida night skies (to get you dark-adapted!), so you will also learn some of what there is to see in our local skies this month.[...]