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

Schedule (tentative)

Friday Evening

Observing at Lucile Miller Observatory in Maiden (Regularly Schedule FREE Public Observing)

Saturday ( All times and events are tentative right now)

8:30 a.m. - Doors Open

Snacks and Drinks Available in Main Room All Day

Frank Westmoreland Astronomical Simulations 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

BoBfest Marketplace and Vendors open 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

9:30 a.m. - Welcome and Announcements

9:45 a.m. - Keynote Presentation

10:30 a.m. - Club Announcements / Break

10:45 a.m. - Kenote Presentation

11:30 a.m. - Lunch, Visit Vendors and CSC, Solar Observing Open

11:40 a.m. - Planetarium Show in Millholland Planetarium

12:20 p.m. - Planetarium Show in Millholland Planetarium

1:00 p.m. - Table Top Talks Forums

1:45 p.m. - Break

2:00 p.m. - Table Top Talks Forums

2:45 p.m. - Break

3:00 p.m. - Table Top Talks Forums

4:00 p.m. - Table Top Talks End, Return to Main Room

4:00 p.m. - M27s for the 27th BoBfest - Club Competition - award the "Golden Dumbbell"
         Club Announcements
         Door Prize Drawing

4:30 p.m. - Dismiss

7:00 p.m. - Observing at Lucile Miller Observatory

Activities for Children All Day

Millholland Planetarium Shows Catawba Science Center

Catawba Science Center Regular Hours

Hickory Museum of Art Regular Hours

Patrick Beaver Library Regular Hours