March 7, 2007
FPL's Energy Encounter brings music and astronomy together on Family Sunday

HUTCHINSON ISLAND, Fla. – Florida Power & Light Company’s Energy Encounter, located at the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant, will bring music and astronomy together with Space Songs on Family Sunday, March 18. The “Singing Astronomer,” Jon Bell, will use his songs as an effective, entertaining way to convey ideas and information about space.

“Everyone knows a space song,” says Bell, Indian River Community College Planetarium’s Director. “From the sky (Home on the Range) to the stars (Catch a Falling Star) to the moon (Bad Moon Rising), to the solar system (Blow the Dinosaur Down), participants of all ages will enjoy learning about the universe during this fun, sing-along program.”

Shows are planned for 11: 30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the energy center located on Hutchinson Island between Ft. Pierce and Stuart.

Before the program, visitors can take self-guided tours of the Energy Encounter which features 30 hands-on displays on energy, electricity, nuclear power and the environment. The center is designed for all ages. FPL will also open its College of Turtle Knowledge for visitors on this day.

To register for this free event or for additional information, please call the Energy Encounter at 1-877-FPL-4FUN or 772-468-4111. Interested visitors can also contact the Energy Encounter by e-mail at

For more information on FPL’s Energy Encounter and the calendar of special events, call toll-free at 1-877-FPL-4FUN or visit us on the web at


Florida Power & Light Company is the principal subsidiary of FPL Group, Inc. (NYSE: FPL), nationally known as a high quality, efficient and customer-driven organization focused on energy-related products and services. With annual revenues of nearly $16 billion and a growing presence in 26 states, FPL Group is widely recognized as one of the country's premier power companies. Florida Power & Light Company serves 4.4 million customer accounts in Florida. FPL Energy, Inc., FPL Group's energy-generating subsidiary, is a leader in producing electricity from clean and renewable fuels. Additional information is available on the Internet at, and