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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


Friday, July 19, 2024
9:00pm until 11:00pm



Tuesday, July 23, 2024
1:00pm until 3:00pm
  • Offsite Group Presentation

    Solar Observing and Presentation at Maiden Town Hall. This is a program of the Maiden Library but will be held at the Maiden Town Hall because of larger meeting room

    Solar observing and solar program weather permitting. Indoor presentation if needed.





  • Friday, Aug 2, 2024 - Public Observing at Lucile Miller Observatory

    Free public observing at Lucile Miller Observatory from 9:00pm until 11:00pm
  • Thursday, Aug 8, 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.
  • Friday, Aug 16, 2024 - Public Observing at Lucile Miller Observatory

    Free public observing at Lucile Miller Observatory from 9:00pm until 11:00pm
  • Thursday, Sep 12, 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, Oct 1, 2024 - National Night Out in Conover Park

    National Night Out in Conover Park from 5:00pm until 9:00pm
  • Thursday, Oct 10, 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, 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.
  • Friday, Oct 25, 2024 - Local Astronomy Event

    Catawba Valley Astronomy Club observing and display at Piedmont Council Scout Rendezvous from TBD until TBD Cleveland County Fairgrounds
  • Saturday, Oct 26, 2024 - Local Astronomy Event

    Catawba Valley Astronomy Club observing and display at Piedmont Council Scout Rendezvous from TBD until TBD Cleveland County Fairgrounds With the Starlab Planetarium
  • Sunday, Oct 27, 2024 - Local Astronomy Event

    Catawba Valley Astronomy Club observing and display at Piedmont Council Scout Rendezvous from TBD until TBD Cleveland County Fairgrounds
  • Thursday, Nov 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.
  • Thursday, Dec 12, 2024 - CVAC Meeting at Catawba Science Center

    Catawba Valley Astronomy Club Meeting - Annual Christmas Pot Luck Dinner Meeting from 7:00pm until 9:00pm NOTE THE EARLIER START TIME!! ALL CVAC members are urged to attend.

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Today At Miller Observatory
   Sunrise: 06:21 a.m.
   Sunset: 20:40 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";