All Day - Hallway Video and Information about CVAC and LMO including the Lucile Miller Observatory and our public outreach programs
All Day - Hallway We have several different astronomy organizations spread across North and South Carolina and Eastern Tennessee. Check the hallways for any displays and information from these clubs. Listen for club announcements and activities in the Main Event Room at times shown in the schedule.
8:00am - 4:00pm Hallway
8:00am - 4:30pm Hallway Held April 4 through April 7 at Wildacres Retreat in Little Switzerland, NC Registration opens in February
8:30am - 3:45pm Hallway Are you an astrophotographer? Do you paint or draw the sky or celestial objects? Bring your work and display it at BoBfest!
8:30am - 3:00pm Hallway The western Piedmonts best state park! Lake James is a favorite location for stargazing. Come by to see all they have to offer.
9:00am - 4:00pm Nearby A short walk from BoBfest. Tours on the hour from 10 to 3. $5 to tour Harper House
9:00am - 5:00pm SALT Block Campus Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is located in the SALT Block adjacent to BoBfest. The library offers materials for all ages, public internet workstations and wireless internet access, adult and childrens programming, extensive reference sources, and an in depth local history collection.
9:45am - 3:45pm Room 1 We know the talks and activities might wear thin on the youngest astronomers. The Family Science Events offer several hands-on experiences for kids of all ages.
10:00am - 4:00pm Catawba Science Center Catawba Science Center is part of the SALT Block (Science, Arts, and Learning Together) and is pleased to host BoBfest! The campus is the old Hickory High School and offers hands on exhibits, planetarium, and aquarium. Admission Feb 2 is BUY ONE GET ONE FREE to BoBfest attendees.
10:00am - 4:00pm SALT Block Campus See American art, Southern folk art and changing exhibitions.General admission to Hickory Museum of Art is FREE; however, we always welcome contributions in any amount!
10:30am - 3:00pm Room 9 These are very interesting and realistic views of space objects recreated with photographs and special lighting and viewed through high end binoculars. Also demonstrated are solar and lunar eclipse and moon phases.
11:40am - 12:15pm Planetarium
11:30am - 1:00pm Outside View the Sun through safe solar filters! White light, Hydrogen Alpha, Calcium K, and more!
12:20pm - 12:45pm Planetarium
4:30pm - Main Event Room Closing Remarks