BREAKING NEWS

The Gaze At Fonta Flora Whippoorwill Farm on October 1 is canceled.














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

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Saturday, January 28, 2023
West Wing Catawba Science Center, Hickory NC
Only 119 Days Until BoBfest 2023




The Lucile Miller Observatory Clear Sky Chart

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


Tuesday, October 4, 2022
7:45am until 8:00am



Tuesday, October 4, 2022
5:00pm until 9:00pm

Here is who is participating so far:
Gary Addington
Jeff Whisenant - Handouts, Displays, meteorites
Frank Westmoreland - Photo Simulations
CVAC Members, Click HERE to email us if you can help



Friday, October 7, 2022
7:00pm until 10:00pm

Click Here For Driving Directions and Information About This Event at Miller Observatory


  • Thursday, Oct 13, 2022 - CVAC Meeting at Miller Observatory

    Catawba Valley Astronomy Club Meeting, everyone welcome. from 7:30pm until 9:00pm
  • Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022 - Radio Show

    Listen to CVAC on First Talk With Hal Row on WHKY AM 1290 from 7:45am until 8:00am
  • Thursday, Nov 10, 2022 - CVAC Meeting at Miller Observatory

    Catawba Valley Astronomy Club Meeting, everyone welcome. from 7:30pm until 9:00pm

Friday, Nov 18, 2022 - Public Observing at Lucile Miller Observatory Free public observing at Lucile Miller Observatory from 7:00pm until 10:00pm
Click Here For Driving Directions and Information About This Event at Miller Observatory
Friday, Dec 2, 2022 - Public Observing at Lucile Miller Observatory Free public observing at Lucile Miller Observatory from 7:00pm until 10:00pm
Click Here For Driving Directions and Information About This Event at Miller Observatory
Tuesday, Dec 6, 2022 - Radio Show Listen to CVAC on First Talk With Hal Row on WHKY AM 1290 from 7:45am until 8:00am

Thursday, Dec 8, 2022 - CVAC Meeting at Catawba Science Center Catawba Valley Astronomy Club Christmas Pot Luck Dinner Meeting. from 7:00pm until 9:00pm NOTE THE EARLIER STARTING TIME FOR THIS DINNER MEETING!!! Everybody bring something. Sign up sheet in November

Show ALL Remaining Events

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.