BoBfest - The Regional Gathering of Amateur Astronomers
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Exhibits and Activities During BoBfest Saturday



All Day - Hallway
Catawba Valley Astronomy Club and Lucile Miller Observatory

Video and Information about CVAC and LMO including the Lucile Miller Observatory and our public outreach programs
www.catawbasky.org


All - Hallway
Astronomy Clubs and Event Exhibits

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
Northeast Astronomy Forum and Northeast Astronomy Imaging Conference





8:00am - 4:30pm Hallway
Charlotte Astronomy Club Southern Star Conference Charlotte Astronomy Club

Held April 4 through April 7 at Wildacres Retreat in Little Switzerland, NC Registration opens in February



8:30am - 3:45pm Hallway
Astronomy Photo and Art Display

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
Lake James State Park

The western Piedmonts best state park! Lake James is a favorite location for stargazing. Come by to see all they have to offer.
Lake James State Park



9:00am - 4:00pm Nearby
Harper House/Hickory History Center

A short walk from BoBfest. Tours on the hour from 10 to 3. $5 to tour Harper House
Harper House


9:00am - 5:00pm SALT Block Campus
Patrick Beaver Memorial Library

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.
Click Here for more info


9:45am - 3:45pm Room 1
Family Science Events Catawba Science Center Staff and Volunteers

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.
Catawba Science Center


10:00am - 4:00pm Catawba Science Center
Aquarium, Planetarium, Science Hall, Exhibits

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.
Catawba Science Center


10:00am - 4:00pm SALT Block Campus
Hickory Museum of Art

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!
Hickory Museum of Art


10:30am - Millholland Planetarium
Special BoBfest Show - Live Star Talk CSC Staff

Need a break from the talks? Visit the Millholland Planetarium for a special planetarium presentation!
Millholland Planetarium


10:30am - 3:00pm Room 9
Astronomical Simulations Frank Westmoreland

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.
Frank Westmoreland is a member of numerous astronomy organizations across North Carolina. He travels the state with his exhibits and can be found at many public events. Frank is an accomplished photographer and binocular observer.


11:30am - Millholland Planetarium
Special BoBfest Show - Live Star Talk CSC Staff

Need a break from the talks? Visit the Millholland Planetarium for a special planetarium presentation!
Millholland Planetarium


11:30am - 3:00pm Outside
Solar Observing Weather Permitting John ONeal and Tim Slay

View the Sun through safe solar filters! White light, Hydrogen Alpha, Calcium K, and more!
S&T H-alpha Solar Observing


1:30pm - Millholland Planetarium
Special BoBfest Show - Legends of the Night Sky, Orion, and Winter Stargazing CSC Staff

Need a break from the talks? Visit the Millholland Planetarium for a special planetarium presentation!



3:30pm - Millholland Planetarium
Special BoBfest Show - Ice Worlds and Winter Stargazing CSC Staff

Need a break from the talks? Visit the Millholland Planetarium for a special planetarium presentation!



4:30pm - Main Event Room
Closing Remarks BoB Eskridge

Closing Remarks
BoB Eskridge is THE BoB in BoBfest!