The video below is the first of four presentations in the playlist of videos for Astronomy Day 2016. Thanks to our great presenters this year!
The public events for Crockett and Great Meadow are cancelled due to bad weather projected for this evening! Sorry and see you all next month.
Update: The event was sold out on June 30th! Fastest Ever! See you up on the Mountain! 2016 marks our twelfth year for the Almost Heaven Star Party (AHSP). It's is my special pleasure to announce on behalf of the Almost Heaven Star Party organizing team, that early registration for the event is now open! AHSP 2016 begins on Friday, [...]
Unfortunately tonight's public night is canceled, the third cancelled Crockett Public Night in a row. The astronomy forecast predicts 70 percent or more cloud cover and the local forecast is cloudy with a 20% chance of showers or drizzle. Not acceptable conditions; nobody wants precipitation on lenses, mirrors or electronics. Hoping for clear skies next [...]
Snow and clouds are in the forecast so the Great Meadow Public Observing Night scheduled for tonight (3-5-2016) is cancelled due to bad weather. Sincerely, Lyle Mars Great Meadow Site Coordinator
Here is a link to the resource page that NOVAC has been recording info on over the years. This years event is scheduled for March 12 2016 at Crockett Park. Check the calendar and the front page for any updates to the event. http://www.novac.com/wp/observing/messier-marathon/
NOVAC's general meeting will be held on the campus of George Mason University on Sunday, February 14th. We will meet as usual in Research Hall Room #163 at 7:00 P.M. The NOVAC Board of Trustees will meet prior to the general meeting at 5:30 PM in the same location. Our guest speaker this month is [...]
The weather forecasts indicate mostly cloudy sky conditions until after 23:00 local. To not disappoint the public or annoy volunteers, tonight's public night is cancelled. Hope for clear skies in the coming months. ~ Tree Greenwood
There is a Great Meadow public observing session scheduled for this Saturday night. (1-16-2016, 5:00 - 10:00 pm). I will be traveling this weekend so I am unable to attend and I will not be able to send out an email to cancel if the weather is bad so please check the weather forecast before [...]
Elected Officials 2016 The elected officials of NOVAC are the Officers, each of whom serves a one-year term. Nominations for candidates are made at the November general meeting, and elections are held at the December meeting. See the contact page for email addresses. President: Terry Cabell Vice President: Chris Lee Secretary: John McDonnell Treasurer: Barbara Whitehead NOVAC Trustees Trustees [...]