Your CVAC Officers for 2022:

President - David Brehm
Vice-president - Brian Hissom
Secretary - Gary Addington
Treasurer - Jeff Whisenant
Programs -
Communications - Jeff Whisenant
Science -
Observing -
NASA Night Sky - John O'Neal
Facebook - David Henry

Contact Us!

Saturday, January 28, 2023
West Wing Catawba Science Center, Hickory NC
Only 49 Days Until BoBfest 2023




The Lucile Miller Observatory Clear Sky Chart

LMO Clear Sky Chart - All N.C. Clear Sky Charts


Friday, December 16, 2022
7:00pm until 10:00pm

Another Presentation on How To Buy A Telescope. Bring your scope if you need help using it or if it needs adjusting.

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  • Thursday, Jan 12, 2023 - CVAC Meeting at Catawba Science Center

    Catawba Valley Astronomy Club Meeting - Annual Official Business Meeting and officer elections from 7:30pm until 9:00pm ALL CVAC members and potential members are urged to attend. We need at least 21 members present to conduct elections and vote on changes to the Club Bylaws

Saturday, Jan 28, 2023 - Local Astronomy Event BoBfest! The Regional Gathering of Amateur Astronomers - Catawba Science Center, Hickory NC FREE! from 8:30am until 4:30pm Click Here For the BoBfest Page

Friday, Feb 3, 2023 - Public Observing at Lucile Miller Observatory Free public observing at Lucile Miller Observatory from 7:00pm until 10:00pm
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Thursday, Feb 9, 2023 - CVAC Meeting at Catawba Science Center Catawba Valley Astronomy Club Meeting from 7:30pm until 9:00pm ALL CVAC members and potential members are urged to attend.

Friday, Feb 17, 2023 - Public Observing at Lucile Miller Observatory Free public observing at Lucile Miller Observatory from 7:00pm until 10:00pm
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All Seasonal Events are Tentative at this time!

Observing at Lake James State Park Paddys Creek Area. Events are scheduled usually in the warmer months. Events are free. Please visit the Lake James State Park Website to register.

Observing at Fonta Flora Brewery Whippoorwill Farms on NC 126 above Paddys Creek. Enjoy the great night sky with your entire family! Good beverages and food available.



Astronomy Day at Barnes and Noble each April or May from 12 to 9 p.m.