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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Saturday, January 22, 2022
West Wing Catawba Science Center, Hickory NC
Only 88 Days Until BoBfest 2022

The Lucile Miller Observatory Clear Sky Chart

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

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
7:45am until 8:00am

Friday, November 5, 2021
7:00pm until 10:00pm

Masks required in the classroom and recommend for everyone Click Here For Driving Directions and Information About This Event at Miller Observatory

Tuesday, Jan 4, 2022 - Radio Show Listen to CVAC on First Talk with Hal Row on WHKY AM1290 from 7:45am until 8:00am

Saturday, Jan 22, 2022 - Local Astronomy Event BoBfest! Regional Gathering of Amateur Astronomers - Catawba Science Center, Hickory NC from 8:30am until 5:00pm Free! Keynote Speakers and afternoon forums. Door Prizes, solar observing, displays and handouts, family activities and planetarium shows. Click Here

Saturday, Mar 5, 2022 - Local Astronomy Event Triad Starfest or *Tri*Star* Astronomy Conference all day Jamestown NC details to come Located at the Percy H. Sears Applied Technologies Center on the campus of Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown NC.

Useful Observing Resources

CVAC Members Web and Social Media Pages 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.

All Annual Events (except BoBfest) are Tentative at this time! We'll be back soon!

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";