See how we are handling observing and outreach during this pandemic

BREAKING NEWS

Lucile Miller Observatory, Catawba Science Center, and Lake James State Park are still closed to on site observing and astronomy programs.



First and third Friday Public Observing has returned via ZOOM Online! Friday, August 7 at 9:00 p.m.

Click HERE For the ZOOM Link



Major Format Change Coming to BoBfest on January 23, 2021. Watch This Page!













Your CVAC Officers for 2020:

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!

Friday, August 7, 2020

Tuesday, August 4, 2020



CVAC Members Web and Social Media Pages

Saturday, January 23, 2021
Auditorium of Catawba Science Center,
Hickory, North Carolina
Only 172 Days Until BoBfest 2021

The Lucile Miller Observatory Clear Sky Chart

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

Useful Observing Resources




EarthSky.org Tonight's Sky

Tuesday, Aug 11
Last Quarter Moon

Wednesday, Aug 12
Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks around this date Face east after midnight Watch here for Updates

Thursday, Aug 13
Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks around this date Face east after midnight Watch here for Updates

Tuesday, Sep 22
Fall Begins Today at 9:30 a.m.

Saturday, Sep 26
Days and Nights Are Equal Length Today at 7:15 a.m. and p.m.

CVAC Meetings will be conducted via ZOOM until further notice