Schedule


The Cape Fear Astronomical Society will be having a Public Observing Session on Saturday, August 18, 2018. Starting at 8pm and continuing until 9:45pm. This observing session will be held in the visitor's center parking lot of the Carolina Beach State Park. The primary objects for this observing session will be: The Moon; Mars; and Saturn.

If the sky is not clear on Saturday, August 18, 2018, this viewing session will not be rescheduled.

Please take note: For safety and consideration to others, we ask that you refrain from using flash photography. 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 for your cooperation.


The Cape Fear Astronomical Society will be having a Public Observing Session on Saturday, September 1, 2018. Starting at 7:45pm and continuing until 9:45pm. This observing session will be held in the visitor's center parking lot of the Carolina Beach State Park. The primary objects for this observing session will be: Mars; and Saturn.

If the sky is not clear on Saturday, September 1, 2018, this viewing session will not be rescheduled.

Please take note: For safety and consideration to others, we ask that you refrain from using flash photography. 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 for your cooperation.


The next meeting will be held at 7:00 pm on Sunday, September 9, 2018.

There will be a program presented by Skip Hager after the business meeting. Expect his presentation to begin about 7:45 pm.

The topic for this month’s presentation will be “Pathfinder - Exploring Mars with Robot Rovers.


The “gAstronomy Society” meeting for this month will be at the Taqueria Los Portales restaurant located at 1207 S Kerr Ave.

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