The Cape Fear Astronomical Society will be having a Public Observing Session on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Starting at 6:30pm and continuing until 8:45pm. 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

This viewing session will canceled if the sky is not clear on Saturday, March 9, 2019.

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, April 14, 2019.

The program for after the business meeting is yet to be determined.

The “gAstronomy Society” meeting for this month will be at the Mac's Speed Shop restaurant located at 4126 Oleander Dr.

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