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Winter Camp is the Earth & Space Place!

Spaceship Earth is taking off for the cosmos this Winter! Three Earth-Space camps and a Wild Adventure Day await your camper! Each link takes you to the relevant registration and information page… Homeschool Earth & Space Camp is M-Th Dec 18-21, 2017 Wild adventure Day is Friday, Dec 22, 2017[…]

Holiday Nights and Holiday Lasers

5:30 – 8:30 pm Fri, Sat, Sun December 8-10 and 15-17 Members are free, and if you are attending the Holiday Lights Event (special event wristband for each evening), you can get discounted admission to the Holiday Laser Show at 6 pm in the planetarium: $5/seat (regular price $10/seat). Full-length[…]

Solar Eclipse Activities Aug 21, 2017

Observing the eclipse in front of the planetarium with the CNCP Coronado Solar Telescope. Your hosts/guides are the Graesles, a pair of astronomers from SW FL Astronomical Society! A *LIMITED* number of Solar eclipse glasses available for when you are not looking through the telescope (sorry there are only a[…]

The Forgotten Coast: Special Screening

We at Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium are proud to present Florida Wildlife Corridor’s ‘The Forgotten Coast’ in place of the 3 pm planetarium show on Friday August 4th, Saturday August 5th and Sunday August 6th.  This special screening is the epic story of an expedition along Florida’s west coast[…]

Lasers Are Back! Eight Days ONLY, March Laser Madness

Back by popular demand, this is a March Madness laser extravaganza… Shows at 7, 8, 9 and 10 pm on each of the evenings listed below. Tickets at the door: $10/adult/show.  Matinee kid-laser shows are M 3/20 – F 3/24 at 4 pm (see below). For full show descriptions, see[…]

Asteroid “Rerun” Buzzed Earth and Moon last night

Jan 25th update from (opens in new tab) EarthSky.org:  An asteroid designated 2017 BX – found just days ago, on January 20 – passed between the Earth and moon on late Tuesday night according to clocks in the Americas. The asteroid’s closest approach was 11:45 EST on January 24, 2017[…]

Got Telescope? Pro-Am Comet Observing Opportunity starts in late January

Friday, January 13th, 2017 Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium Astronomy News Bulletin: Get in on the Pro-Am Comet Observing Action! Remember, the campaign starts later THIS MONTH: https://astronomynow.com/2016/11/24/worldwide-pro-am-help-sought-for-comet-trio-study/. The actual page with details is at the Planetary Sciences Institute, here: http://www.psi.edu/41P45P46P

SWFAS Talk 1/5 7:30 pm: Big Cypress Dark Skies and Star Parties

On Thursday, January 5th. at 7:30 pm in the Planetarium, SW Florida Astronomical Society will host a speaker from the National Park Service/Big Cypress National Preserve. Big Cypress just earned official Dark Sky Park status. Luke Gommermann, who has been spearheading the program, was to speak, but he just got[…]

Calusa Winter Day Camp starts Dec 26th

Registration is still open for Winter 2016 Day Camps — fill your child’s holiday with fun, nature, science, and hands-on creative activities at Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium: ten excellent themed day-camps offer lots of variety! Ages 5-12 (grades K-6; minimum age is 5 years). Calusa’s Winter Day Camp is[…]