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 permanently assigned to a position in Moab, UT and is starting there the first week of January. His wife/colleague will be finishing off the presentations this season. As part of the Dark Sky Park Program, Big Cypress pledges to continue to do observing events, so there will be someone taking this over — find out all about it Thursday evening.