Cape Fear Astro Schedule of Events


August, 2019

Monthly Meeting

The Monthly Meeting will be held at 7:00 pm on Sunday, August 11th, 2019.

Various members will bring equipment, books, or other astronomically related items for "show and tell"-style mini presentations.

“Gastronomy”

The “gAstronomy Society” meeting for this month will be at Big Thai 2 located at 1319 Military Cutoff Rd Wilmington, NC

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

Public Observing

The Cape Fear Astronomical Society will be having a Public Observing Session on Saturday, August3rd, 2019, starting at 8 pm 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
  • Jupiter
  • Saturn
  • Summer Milky Way Clusters

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.