Your CVAC Officers for 2023:

President - David Brehm
Vice-president - Brian Hissom
Secretary - Gary Addington
Treasurer - Jeff Whisenant
Programs - Joe Heafner
Communications - Jeff Whisenant
Science -
Observing - Tim Slay
NASA Night Sky - John O'Neal
Facebook - David Henry

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Horsehead Nebula and Orion Nebula taken at Lucile Miller Observatory with the Unistellar Imaging Scope

The Lucile Miller Observatory Clear Sky Chart

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

Friday, June 2, 2023
8:00pm until 11:00pm

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

Tuesday, June 6, 2023
7:45am until 8:00am

Thursday, June 8, 2023
7:30pm until 9:00pm

ALL CVAC members and potential members are urged to attend. Program presented by Thomas Hefner

Friday, June 9, 2023
7:00pm until 9:00pm
  • Group Scheduled at Lucile Miller Observatory

    Maiden Girl Scout Troop Visits LMO for activities badge and observing

  • Thursday, Jul 13, 2023 - CVAC Meeting at Catawba Science Center

    Catawba Valley Astronomy Club Meeting from 7:30pm until 9:00pm ALL CVAC members and potential members are urged to attend. Program presented by Joe Heafner
  • Sunday, Jul 30, 2023 - Offsite Group Presentation

    CVAC brings astronomy to Trinity Church Conover VBS from 5:00pm until 8:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 21, 2023 - Astronomy Day at Barnes and Noble

    National Astronomy Day At Barnes and Noble in Hickory from 12:00pm until 9:00pm Solar observing, evening observing, displays, handouts, meteorites to examine, and lots of other things.
  • Saturday, Jan 27, 2024 - Local Astronomy Event

    BoBfest! Regional Gathering of Amateur Astronomers at Catawba Science Center in Hickory from 8:30am until 4:30pm

Video Archives of Keynote Talks

Today At Miller Observatory
   Sunrise: 06:10 a.m.
   Sunset: 20:34 p.m. Tonight's Sky

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.