Cape Fear Astro Schedule of Events


June, 2021

Monthly Meeting

The Monthly Meeting will be held at 7:00 pm on Sunday, June 13th, 2021 via Zoom

Jon Stewart-Taylor will present " Progress Report: Observatory Special Interest Group"
The Cape Fear Astronomical Association’s next meeting will be June 13th beginning at 7 pm. The program topic will be a progress report on and discussion of the future of the Observatory at Starfields. Due to the pandemic, the meeting will be held remotely using Zoom. More information via info@capefearastro.org or 910-300-6224.

“Gastronomy”

The “gAstronomy Society” meeting for this month will be at Canceled due to pandemic 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 June 19th (Saturday) starting at at sunset and continuing until 10:30.
Location: Carolina Beach State Park
Cape Fear Astro is excited to invite everyone to our first public observing session of 2021. Join us at Carolina Beach State Park to look at the moon, 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.