BoBfest - The Regional Gathering of Amateur Astronomers

Saturday, February 2, 2019
West Wing of Catawba Science Center, Hickory, North Carolina
Only 52 Days Until BoBfest 2019


Background Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and S. Beckwith (STScI) and the HUDF Team - Recolored by Jeff Whisenant / CVAC

Changes for BoBfest 2019

Thanks for all the great feedback and suggestions from last year! We listened, and have put together some changes for this year:

We will have THREE afternoon talk sessions of 45 minutes each.

The afternoon sessions will be designated as Beginner or Advanced, but you are free to attend any sessions!

We are encouaging and inviting more small vendors to the Marketplace.

Frank Westmoreland Astronomical Simulations will end at 3:00 p.m.

We are probably going to run Solar Observing outdoors beginning at Lunch this year instead of all morning

We are looking at all the food service options for lunch on site.

Introducing the "Golden Dumbbell" Award competition for Astronomical and Scientific Baloney as presented in the media!

Be a part of the Hickory Community Telescope Project! You can help us grind a telescope mirror DURING BoBfest!