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Your CVAC Officers for 2024:

President - David Brehm
Vice-president - Brian Hissom
Secretary - Gary Addington
Treasurer - Jeff Whisenant
Director - Bob Hunt
Director - Barbara Barrier
Programs - Joe Heafner
Communications - Jeff Whisenant
Science / Unistellar - Joe Heafner
Observing - Tim Slay
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


Monday, February 26, 2024
7:00pm until 9:00pm
  • Group Scheduled at Lucile Miller Observatory

    BSA Troop 74 Visits LMO for Observing Program






Friday, March 1, 2024
7:00pm until 10:00pm

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

Saturday, March 2, 2024
8:30am until 4:30pm
  • Local Astronomy Event

    Tri-Star Astronomy Conference at the Koury Hospitality Careers Center on the Jamestown, N.C., campus of Guilford Technical Community College.

    TriStar is free and open to the public. There is no registration; just sign in when you arrive. Join us on Saturday, March 2, for a day of astronomical fun and fellowship.




Saturday, March 2, 2024
8:00pm until TBD
  • Local Astronomy Event

    Public Stargazing at Hanging Rock State Park

    Sponsored by the Piedmont Amateur Astronomers. Details to follow




Tuesday, March 5, 2024
7:45am until 8:00am




  • Friday, Mar 8, 2024 - Group Scheduled at Lucile Miller Observatory

    BSA Troop 707 Visits Miller Observatory for Observing and program from 7:00pm until 9:00pm
  • Thursday, Mar 14, 2024 - CVAC Meeting at Miller Observatory

    Catawba Valley Astronomy Club Meeting from 7:30pm until 9:00pm ALL CVAC members and potential members are urged to attend. Joe Heafner presents the program on Science with the Unistellar Telescope
  • Tuesday, Apr 2, 2024 - Radio Show

    Listen to CVAC on First Talk with Hal Row on WHKY AM1290 from 7:45am until 8:00am
  • Thursday, Apr 11, 2024 - CVAC Meeting at Miller Observatory

    Catawba Valley Astronomy Club Meeting from 7:30pm until 9:00pm ALL CVAC members and potential members are urged to attend.
  • Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - Radio Show

    Listen to CVAC on First Talk with Hal Row on WHKY AM1290 from 7:45am until 8:00am
  • Thursday, May 9, 2024 - CVAC Meeting at Miller Observatory

    Catawba Valley Astronomy Club Meeting from 7:30pm until 9:00pm ALL CVAC members and potential members are urged to attend.
  • Saturday, May 18, 2024 - Astronomy Day at Barnes and Noble

    National Astronomy Day At Barnes and Noble in Hickory from 3:00pm until 10:00pm Solar observing, evening observing, displays, handouts, meteorites to examine, and lots of other things.
  • Tuesday, Jun 4, 2024 - Radio Show

    Listen to CVAC on First Talk with Hal Row on WHKY AM1290 from 7:45am until 8:00am
  • Thursday, Jun 13, 2024 - 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.
  • Tuesday, Jul 2, 2024 - Radio Show

    Listen to CVAC on First Talk with Hal Row on WHKY AM1290 from 7:45am until 8:00am
  • Thursday, Jul 11, 2024 - 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.
  • Tuesday, Oct 1, 2024 - National Night Out in Conover Park

    National Night Out in Conover Park from 5:00pm until 9:00pm
  • Saturday, Oct 12, 2024 - Astronomy Day at Barnes and Noble

    National Astronomy Day At Barnes and Noble in Hickory from 3:00pm until 10:00pm Solar observing, evening observing, displays, handouts, meteorites to examine, and lots of other things.

Video Archives of Keynote Talks



Today At Miller Observatory
   Sunrise: 06:58 a.m.
   Sunset: 18:17 p.m.


EarthSky.org 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.



Earth Day at CSC around the 4th Saturday in April 10a.m. to 2 p.m. WEATHER PERMITTING!

Astronomy Day at Barnes and Noble each April and October around first quarter Moon from 3 to 11 p.m.

Join CVAC at National Night Out in Conover Park on the First Tuesday each October from 5 to 9 p.m. FREE";