Cape Fear Astro Schedule of Events

September, 2023

Monthly Meeting

The Monthly Meeting will be held at 7:00 pm on Sunday, September 10 2023 in Room 212 DeLoach Hall on the campus of UNCW. We will try to "simulcast" the meeting via Zoom. For more info including the meeting link, please contact us via the contact page.

Frank Rich will present " Telescope Eyepieces: Their Use and Care"

CFAS member Frank Rich will discuss telescope eyepieces in depth, including how to choose them, and how to take care of them.


The “gAstronomy Society” meeting for this month will be at McAlister's Deli located at
740 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 23 starting at 8 pm and continuing until 9:30 pm.
Location: Carolina Beach State Park
We'll look for the first quarter moon, plus some bright star clusters and double stars.

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.