Southwest Florida Astronomical Society March Meeting

The South West Florida Astronomical Society is pleased to announce that Brian Darley from the Fort Myers Amateur Radio Club will be the guest speaker at our March 7th monthly meeting.  The members of the radio club enjoy a variety of ham radio pursuits including Satellite, Moon-Bounce, and Meteor Shower Communications.  Brian will also talk about a topic that I am sure will be of major interest to SWFAS members.  Brian will discuss the club’s involvement with ARISS or Amateur Radio International Space Station.  In this venture, the FMARC operators make contact with astronauts aboard the International Space Station and provide local area students the opportunity to speak with the astronauts and ask questions.  This should be an extremely interesting presentation and may even convince some SWFAS members to attend a few FMARC meetings and events.  Mr. Darley’s presentation will begin at 7:30pm on Thursday, March 7th, at the planetarium.  The regular SWFAS monthly meeting will follow immediately thereafter.