Lucile Miller Observatory is Reopening Soon!!! (OK, maybe) Watch here for Details!

Your CVAC Officers for 2020:

President - David Brehm
Vice-president - Brian Hissom
Secretary - Gary Addington
Treasurer - Jeff Whisenant
Programs -
Communications - Jeff Whisenant
Science -
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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
Auditorium of Catawba Science Center
Hickory, North Carolina
Only 94 Days Until BoBfest 2021

Useful Observing Resources

CVAC Members Web and Social Media Pages Tonight's Sky

Thursday, Oct 22
Moon, Jupiter and Saturn make nice triangle in evening sky

Friday, Oct 23
First Quarter Moon

Saturday, Oct 31
Full Moon

Sunday, Nov 1
Daylight Saving Time Ends Sunday at 2:00 a.m. Set your clocks BACK one hour

Sunday, Nov 8
Last Quarter Moon

Sunday, Nov 15
New Moon

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";