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

Morning Presentations

Morning Keynote Presentation - Bob Moore - "The Importance of Public Outreach by Amateur Astronomers in Younger Student Education"

Morning Keynote Presentation - To Be Announced

Afternoon "Table Top Talks"

Each Forum will last 45 minutes and will be presented at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m. SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Advanced Topics:

Alan Mason - Remote astro-imaging and 3D printed gear

Jeff Whisenant - Astronomy Outreach Without an Observatory and the NASA Night Sky Network

John O'Neal - Radio Astronomy

Beginner Topics

John O'Neal - Smartphone Astrophotography

Stormy Borman - Beginning Astronomy

Chris Waldrup - Sketching at the Eyepiece

Joe Heafner - Curved Space

Tentative - Hickory Community Telescope Mirror Making

Tentative - North Carolina Statewide Star Party