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 219 Days Until BoBfest 2022

The Lucile Miller Observatory Clear Sky Chart

LMO Clear Sky Chart - All N.C. Clear Sky Charts
Friday, June 18, 2021
8:00pm until 11:00pm

Please wear a mask if not fully vaccinated. Click Here For Driving Directions and Information About This Event at Miller Observatory




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EarthSky.org Tonight's Sky

Thursday, Jun 17
First Quarter Moon

Sunday, Jun 20
Summer Begins Today at 11:32 p.m.

Tuesday, Jun 29
Latest Sunset of the Year for the Catawba Valley at 8:44 p m

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";