BoBfest - The Regional Gathering of Amateur Astronomers

BoBfest Schedule


Keynote and Table Top Talks

     9:45am - 10:30am Main Event Room - Public Outreach With Unistellar Telescopes - Joe Heafner
     10:45am - 11:30am Main Event Room - The April 8 Total Solar Eclipse - Johnny Horne
     1:00pm - 2:00pm Room 4 - Simple Astrophotography and Image Modification With Your Smartphone - Brian Hissom
     1:00pm - 2:00pm Room 5 - The Gayle H. Riggsbee Observatory - Dr Jim Gaiser and Rick Bassham
     1:00pm - 2:00pm Room 6 - Meteorites and Meteor wrongs! - Anthony Love
     2:15pm - 3:15pm Room 4 - Constellations and Star Lore for Beginners - Becca Brehm
     2:15pm - 3:15pm Room 5 - Digital Astrophotography - A 2 part journey - Bill Griswold
     2:15pm - 3:15pm Room 6 Or Outside - Solar Observing with the Unistellar - Joe Heafner

BoBfest Events in the Main Event Room (Keiser Community Room)

     8:30am - 4:00pm Refreshments
     9:30am - Welcome and Club Announcements
     9:45am - 10:30am Public Outreach With Unistellar Telescopes - Joe Heafner
     10:30am - Club Announcements / Break
     10:45am - 11:30am The April 8 Total Solar Eclipse - Johnny Horne
     3:30pm - 4:00pm Barre Spencer Astro Photo Awards
     4:00pm - Door Prize Drawings
     4:30pm - Closing Remarks - BoB Eskridge

Other BoBfest Events

     8:30am - 3:45pm Hallway - Astronomy Clubs and Event Exhibits
     8:30am - 4:00pm Lobby Area - Door Prize Ticket Sales
     8:30am - 3:45pm Lobby Area - Doors Open for BoBfest Registration
     8:30am - 3:00pm Room 7 - Barre Spencer Astrophotography Contest
     8:30am - 4:00pm Room 8 - Swap Tables Open - BoBfest Marketplace
     8:30am - 3:00pm Room 9 - Astronomical Images and Simulations - Frank Westmoreland
     10:00am - 1:00pm Room 1 - Family Science Events by Catawba Science Center
     11:30am - 12:45pm North Parking Lot Bus Parking Area - Lunch Can Be Purchased Here from the Food Trucks
     11:30am - 1:00pm Outside - Solar Observing Weather Permitting - John O'Neal and others
     11:30am - 12:45pm Various Locations - Lunch, Visit Vendors, Marketplace, CSC, Solar Observing

Events Around The SALT Block, Science Center, and Millholland Planetarium Shows

     9:00am - 4:00pm Nearby - Harper House/Hickory History Center
     9:00am - 5:00pm SALT Block Campus - Patrick Beaver Memorial Library
     10:00am - 4:00pm Catawba Science Center - Aquarium, Planetarium, Science Hall, Exhibits
     10:00am - 4:00pm SALT Block Campus - Hickory Museum of Art
     10:45am - 11:15am Millholland Planetarium - Oasis In Space
     11:45am - 12:15pm Millholland Planetarium - Incoming!
     1:00pm - 1:30pm Millholland Planetarium - From Earth To The Universe
     2:00pm - 2:30pm Millholland Planetarium - Legends of the Night Sky: Orion
     3:00pm - 3:30pm Millholland Planetarium - Stars: Powerhouse Of The Universe

Saturday - Visit our Exhibits Page for More Activities!


Saturday Evening 7:00 to 10 p.m., Lucile Miller Observatory in Maiden is open for FREE Public Observing.
Please Join Us!