Online Registration is Now Open

We are unable to host an in-person event on January 23, 2021

*NEW* Pre-BoBfest Program - Join us Friday, January 22 at 8:00 p.m. via ZOOM for a Live Program From Appalachian State University Dark Sky Observatory.

Presented by Dan Caton
Zoom link to come

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!

Saturday, January 23, 2021
An Entirely Online Event Presented Via Zoom
Only 5 Days Until BoBfest 2021

The Lucile Miller Observatory Clear Sky Chart

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

Friday, January 22, 2021
8:00pm until 10:00pm
Saturday, January 23, 2021
9:00am until 1:00pm

Useful Observing Resources

CVAC Members Web and Social Media Pages Tonight's Sky

Wednesday, Jan 20
First Quarter Moon

Thursday, Jan 28
Full Moon

Thursday, Feb 4
Last Quarter Moon

Thursday, Feb 11
New Moon

Sunday, Mar 14
Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday at 2:00 a.m. Set your clocks AHEAD one hour

Wednesday, Mar 17
Days and Nights Are Equal Length Today at 7:33 a.m. and p.m.

CVAC Meetings will be conducted via ZOOM until further notice

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.

All Annual Events are Tentative at this time! We'll be back soon!

BoBfest - The Regional Gathering of Amateur Astronomers is held on the Last Saturday in January in the West Wing of Catawba Science Center from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. FREE!

Earth Day at CSC 4th Saturday in April 10a.m. to 2 p.m. WEATHER PERMITTING!

Astronomy Day at Barnes and Noble each April or May from 3 to 11 p.m.

Catawba Riverfest at Lake James State Park Paddys Creek Area on the Second Saturday each September, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. FREE

Join CVAC at National Night Out in Conover Park on the First Tuesday each October from 5 to 8 p.m. FREE";