Cape Fear Astro Schedule of Events


January, 2022

Monthly Meeting

The Monthly Meeting will be held at 7:00 pm on Sunday, January 9th, 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.

Karl Adlon will present " Two Popular Sky Guides I Find Interesting"

“Gastronomy”

The “gAstronomy Society” meeting for this month will be at Canceled due to COVID and 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 Febrary 5th (Saturday) starting at 6:00 pm and continuing until 9:30.
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.