James & Barbara Moore Observatory at FSW Opens for 2017-2018 Season

Aug 29, 2017

AUGUST 29, 2017 – PUNTA GORDA, FLA – The James & Barbara Moore Observatory located on the Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) Charlotte Campus, 26300 Airport Road, Punta Gorda, opens for the 2017-2018 season on Friday, Sept. 15. Observation sessions are held on the third Friday of each month and begin 30-45 minutes after dark, outdoors and weather permitting. Sessions are free and open to the public.

Schedule of Observatory Viewing Sessions for 2017-2018:

Sept. 15, 2017

Oct. 20, 2017

Nov. 17, 2017

Dec. 15, 2017

Jan. 19, 2018

Feb. 16, 2018

March 16, 2018

April 20, 2018

May 18, 2018


Additional observation sessions may be scheduled or changed depending on celestial events.

For more information or for a full schedule of observatory events, call (941) 637-3518 or (941) 637-5652, or visit https://www.fsw.edu/charlotte/observatory.


Florida SouthWestern State College is Southwest Florida’s largest and one of the most affordable institutions of higher education. Annually serving nearly 22,000 students globally, FSW offers a variety of nationally-ranked, career-focused academic programs with two- and four-year degrees, and professional certifications. Students are also active in clubs and programs catered to their interests. FSW debuted its intercollegiate athletics program in January 2016. Visit www.FSW.edu for more information.