Cape Fear Astro Schedule of Events


September, 2021

Monthly Meeting

Due to the recent increase in COVID-19, we are returning to Zoom-only mode for monthly meetings

The Monthly Meeting will be held at 7:00 pm on Sunday, September 12th, 2021 via Zoom. For more info including the meeting link, please contact us via the contact page.

George Pappayliou will present " Deep Sky Image Capture-Tips and Techniques."
Please Note: Due to the recent increase in COVID-19, we are returning to Zoom-only meetings.
The Cape Fear Astronomical Association’s next meeting will be September 12th beginning at 7 pm. George Pappayliou will present Deep Sky Image Capture-Tips and Techniques. More information via info@capefearastro.org or 910-300-6224.

“Gastronomy”

The “gAstronomy Society” meeting for this month will be at McAllister's Deli located at
40 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403

Please join us at 5:00 pm for supper and astronomical conversation.

Public Observing

Our next Public Observing Session is September 11th (Saturday) starting at 7:25 pm and continuing until 10:30.
Location: Carolina Beach State Park
Join us at Carolina Beach State Park to look at the moon, Jupiter, Saturn, double stars, and star clusters using eyes, binoculars, or through telescopes. If you have binoculars or a telescope, bring them along. If not, you can share ours.

This viewing session will canceled if it is raining at the starting time.

Please take note: For safety and consideration to others, we ask that you refrain from using flash photography after dark. This includes cell phones. There are two reasons for this.

  1. Once a person's eyes are accustomed to the dark it takes several minutes for them to acclimate again. Eyes acclimated to the dark can see greater detail through our telescopes.
  2. A flash if seen directly through the eyepiece of a telescope could be blinding. While this blindness most likely will not be permanent, it is still quite painful.
If you don't know how to turn off your flash, we will be happy to assist you.

Thank you.