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Observatory Opens for 2022-23 Viewing Season

Sep 12, 2022

SEPTEMBER 12, 2022 – PUNTA GORDA, FLA – The James & Barbara Moore Observatory at the Florida SouthWestern State College (FSW) Charlotte Campus has opened for the 2022-2023 viewing season.

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. The FSW Charlotte Campus is located at 26300 Airport Road, Punta Gorda.

Schedule of Observatory Viewing Sessions for 2022-2023:


September 16, 2022

October 21, 2022

November 18, 2022

December 16, 2022

January 20, 2023

February 17, 2023

March 17, 2023

April 21, 2023

May 19, 2023


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


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: September 13, 2022

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