BREAKING NEWS

Memorial service for CVAC member Dr. Richard Mazak: Saturday, September 25, 3PM at Augustana Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hickory. Dr. Mazak was our contact at the Lenoir Rhyne observatory.













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

Contact Us!

Saturday, January 22, 2022
West Wing Catawba Science Center, Hickory NC
Only 118 Days Until BoBfest 2022

The Lucile Miller Observatory Clear Sky Chart

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


Friday, October 1, 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



Friday, October 8, 2021
at 8:00pm






Thursday, Dec 9, 2021 - Catawba Valley Astronomy Club Meeting CVAC meets at Catawba Science Center in Hickory from 7:30pm until 9:00pm Masks are required. A zoom link will be posted

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 bobfest.catawbasky.org

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

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.

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";