*** WEATHER UPDATE *** NOVAC’s Board of Trustees has decided to cancel tonight’s general meeting in the interest of safety; the weather is just too uncertain for us to feel comfortable asking members to come out to GMU this evening. We’ll hold elections for NOVAC officers and trustees in January. The equipment show-and-tell scheduled this evening will be held at another meeting instead. Stay safe (and warm)!
Our next meeting will be Sunday Evening, December 8, 7:00 pm with an equipment “show and tell” event with NOVAC members bringing their astronomy equipment for others to see. You will be able to talk with the equipment owners about how and why they use what they have for observing. We will meet in Room 163, Research Hall, George Mason University. Check the web page, http://www.novac.com/meetings/, if you need directions and details. We are looking for members to bring their equipment like last year. Email email@example.com (and the list for that matter) to let us know what you are planning on bringing. Also, bring along whatever you use to power your equipment (unless it is your automobile!) so that attendees can see the creative ways folks get power to their scopes and mounts and accessories. If you are setting up equipment to show, please try to arrive between 6:15 and 6:45 to setup your things. We will also have light refreshments in the spirit of making this a social event to honor all of our volunteers that served NOVAC so ...
Latest new and resource links from EarthSky - http://earthsky.org/space/big-sun-diving-comet-ison-might-be-spectacular-in-2013 Mike Lewis interviewed in this Washington Post article on Comet ISON! John McDonnell did a presentation at our monthly meeting in October and has placed the Comet ISON information and links on this Astro Page so we can keep an eye on how things progress with this comet over the coming weeks.
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