Cape Fear Astro Schedule of Events


September, 2022

Monthly Meeting

The Monthly Meeting will be held at 7:00 pm on Sunday, September 11th, 2022 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.

Roger Blake will present " Stars"

“Gastronomy”

The “gAstronomy Society” meeting for this month will be at least for now, Canceled due to COVID, and therefore located at
your own home.

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

Public Observing

Our next Public Observing Session is September 03 (Saturday) starting at 8:00 pm and continuing until 10:pm.
Location: Carolina Beach State Park
Join us at Carolina Beach State Park to look at the moon, bright double stars, and star clusters. We might get a chance at Saturn. We'll observe using eyes, binoculars, and 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.