The Cape Fear Astronomical Society will be having a Public Observing Session on Saturday, November 17, 2018. Starting at 5:15pm and continuing until 7pm. This observing session will be held in the visitor's center parking lot of the Carolina Beach State Park. The Moon will be the primary object for this observing session.

If the sky is not clear on Saturday, November 17, 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, January 13, 2019.

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

The topic for this month’s presentation will be “Does anyone know what time it is?

The “gAstronomy Society” meeting for this month will be at the Your Pie Pizza restaurant located at 4403 Oleander Dr. Suite G (or H; Corner of College Rd and Oleander Dr Behind Walgreens)

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