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

Online Public Observing will happen only on the FIRST FRIDAY each month until further notice.

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

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The Lucile Miller Observatory Clear Sky Chart

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

Saturday, January 23, 2021
An Entirely Online Event Presented Via Zoom
Only 61 Days Until BoBfest 2021

Useful Observing Resources

CVAC Members Web and Social Media Pages Tonight's Sky

Monday, Nov 30
Full Moon

Monday, Dec 7
Earliest Sunset of the Year for the Catawba Valley at 5:11 p m

Monday, Dec 7
Last Quarter Moon

Saturday, Dec 12
Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks around this date Look for fireballs all night

Sunday, Dec 13
Geminid Meteor Shower Peaks around this date Look for fireballs before dawn

Tuesday, Dec 15
Look at Jupiter and Saturn with binoculars this week, very close together

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";