BoBfest - The Regional Gathering of Amateur Astronomers
Saturday, March 19, 2022
West Wing Catawba Science Center, Hickory NC
Only 62 Days Until BoBfest 2022

We appreciate your enthusiasm and willingness to help make BoBfest 2022 a great event! Unfortunately with the new novel coronavirus Omicron Variant the planning committee has decided that the safest, most prudent thing to do to keep the event in person is to move the event to a date later in the year.

At this point we are exploring room availability at the Catawba Science Center (same location) for a Saturday in March. We should have space availability from the Science Center early this week and will let you know our options.

Dates that we are looking at include March 19, 26, or April 2.


ALL VISITORS MUST WEAR A MASK IN THE INDOOR AREAS REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS. Everyone is ENCOURAGED to wear a mask outdoors..

The virus situation has necessitated ongoing changes to masking, distancing, and capacity. We will follow all requirements of the Catawba Science Center concerning masking and social distancing.

We will attempt to provide ZOOM meeting links for the BoBfest Keynote Talks provided we have the manpower and hardware available to set up the online meeting.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

The Catawba ValleyAstronomy Club BoBfest Committee and The Catawba Science Center