BoBfest - The Regional Gathering of Amateur Astronomers

Saturday, January 25, 2020
West Wing of Catawba Science Center,
Hickory, North Carolina
Only 71 Days Until BoBfest 2020

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BoBfest Schedule


Friday Evening

     7:00 - 10:00 pm - Observing at Lucile Miller Observatory in Maiden (Regularly Schedule FREE Public Observing)

Saturday - Visit our Exhibits Page for More Activities!

     All Day - Main Event Room - Refreshments

     8:30am - 4:00pm Lobby - Door Prize Ticket Sales

     8:30am - 3:45pm Lobby - BoBfest Registration

     8:30am - 4:00pm Room To Be Announced - Vendors Open - BoBfest Marketplace

     8:30am - 4:00pm Room to be announced - Swap Tables

     9:30am - Main Event Room - Welcome and Club Announcements

     9:45am - 10:30am Main Event Room - The 72 Inch Leviathan of Parsonstown Telescope - Gayle Riggsbee

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

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

     10:30am - Main Event Room - Club Announcements / Break

     11:40am - 12:15pm Planetarium - Special Sky Show - CSC Staff

     11:30am - Various Locations - Lunch, Visit Vendors, Marketplace, CSC, Solar Observing

     12:20pm - 12:45pm Planetarium - Special Sky Show - CSC Staff

     12:45pm - Main Event Room - Club Announcements & Orientation to Afternoon Schedule

     1:00pm - 1:45pm Room 4 - Calendars, Time, and Astronomy - Joe Heafner

     1:00pm - 1:45pm Room 5 - Lunar Astrophotography - Barre Spencer

     1:00pm - 1:45pm Room 6 - Astronomy for Everyone Outreach at Lake James State Park - Nora Coffey

     2:00pm - 2:45pm Room 3 - Beginner - Star Charts and Binoculars for Astronomy - Joe Heafner

     2:00pm - 2:45pm Room 4 - Astrophotography - Matt Harbinson

     2:00pm - 2:45pm Room 5 - Beginner - Astronomy Outreach - Corrie Ann Delgado

     2:00pm - 2:45pm Room 6 - General - Meteorite Identification and Classification - Anthony Love

     3:00pm - 3:45pm Room 4 - Advanced - Building Astrophotography Gear - Alan Mason

     3:00pm - 3:45pm Room 6 - The Choate 3000 (or 4000) Observing List - Sam Choate

     3:00pm - 3:45pm Rooms 5 - Beginner - The NASA Night Sky Network Kits - Stormy Borman

     4:00pm - Main Event Room - Awards, Announcements, Door Prize Drawings

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

     7:00pm - 10:00pm Lucile Miller Observatory, Maiden - FREE Observing for Everyone!