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FSW Charlotte Campus Observatory Opens for 2021-22 Viewing Season

Nov 23, 2021

NOVEMBER 23, 2021 – PUNTA GORDA, FLA – The James & Barbara Moore Observatory at the Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) Charlotte Campus has opened for the 2021-2022 viewing season.

Observation sessions are held on the first Friday of each month and begin 30-45 minutes after dark, outdoors and weather permitting. Sessions are free and open to the public. The FSW Charlotte Campus is located at 26300 Airport Road, Punta Gorda.

Schedule of Observatory Viewing Sessions for 2021-2022:

Dec. 3, 2021
Jan. 7, 2022
Feb. 4, 2022
March 4, 2022
April 1, 2022
May 6, 2022

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

Face coverings are encouraged inside FSW buildings.

For more information or for a full schedule of observatory events, call (941) 637-3518 or (941) 637-5652, or visit


Florida SouthWestern State College is Southwest Florida’s largest and most affordable institution of higher education. Annually serving nearly 20,000 students globally, FSW offers a variety of nationally-ranked, career-focused academic programs with two- and four-year degrees and professional certifications, several with 100 percent licensure pass and job placements rates. Study and travel abroad opportunities are available for students through FSW’s Center for International Education. Students are also active in clubs and programs catered to their interests. Visit for more information.

Last Updated: November 23, 2021

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