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

BoBfest Schedule


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


Saturday - Visit our Exhibits Page for More Activities!

      - Planetarium - Planetarium Shows

     All Day - Main Event Room - Refreshments

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

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

     8:30am - 4:00pm Room 7 - Swap Tables Open - BoBfest Marketplace

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

     9:45am - 10:30am Main Event Room - Light Pollution Trends: The Threat form LEDs and Satellite Constellations - Dan Caton

     9:45am - 3:45pm Room To Be Determined - Family Science Events

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

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

     10:30am - 3:00pm Room 9 - Astronomical Simulations - Frank Westmoreland

     10:45am - 11:30am Main Event Room - I AM AN AMATEUR ASTRONOMER - AND SO ARE YOU! - John ONeal

     11:30am - 12:45pm North Parking Lots - Lunch Can Be Purchased Here from the Food Trucks

     11:30am - 1:00pm Outside - Solar Observing Weather Permitting - John ONeal and others

     11:30am - 12:45pm Various Locations - Lunch, Visit Vendors, Marketplace, CSC, Solar Observing

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

     1:00pm - 1:45pm - The Choate 3000 (or 4000) Observing List - Sam Choate

     1:00pm - 1:45pm Room TBA - Low Cost and FREE Astronomy Apps - Joe Heafner

     1:00pm - 1:45pm Room TBA - The Death Of Autoguiding - Richard Wright

     2:00pm - 2:45pm Room TBA - Table Top Talk, To Be Announced - Nora Coffey

     2:00pm - 2:45pm Room TBA - Some Assembly Required Building a mosaic with todays popular programs. - Matt Harbison

     2:00pm - 2:45pm Room TBA - Journey Through The Stars - Corrie Ann Delgado

     3:00pm - 3:45pm Main Event Room - A Brief History of BoBfest - BoB Eskridge, Tom English(via Zoom) and Various presenters who show up

     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!



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