Weather forecasts force cancellation of our Public Night again. The Clear Sky chart predicts transparency and seeing mostly as "Too cloudy to forecast". As of 11:00 local time, all the other forecasts  predict mostly cloudy to overcast skies with a 15 to 50 percent chance of a thunderstorm or rain. Conditions won't be suitable [...]
Join the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club for Astronomy Day at C.M. Crockett Park on April 29, 2017. Astronomy Day is a national event usually held in or around April to promote and share amateur astronomy. Come out at 3PM to observe the Sun! Stay until nightfall to see some planets and deep sky objects! You [...]
NOVAC is now a recipient in Amazon’s charitable effort, Amazon Smile. This program is simple - if you choose to participate in this Amazon program, Amazon will donate 0.5% of prices of their eligible purchases to NOVAC. Your Amazon prices stay the same. The shopping is the same. All that is different is telling [...]
The following members in bold were elected tonight to server NOVAC. We thank them so much for their commitment to our amazing club! Elected Officials 2017 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 [...]
The videos from the presentations have been posted as well attendees have been sending images and photos of the events in over the past several weeks now. Check out the front page of www.ahsp.org for some amazing work all the way around from a great time this year. We hope to see you all up [...]
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!
Starting with May's milder temperatures our membership increases as new folks join us. Those of us who have been observing for a while know that just having a telescope is not enough. Successful observing sessions are based upon experience. And that experience is what we should be sharing with our newest members as they begin their club affiliation.
Getting a jump on this coming years Star Party planning? Well I have started to update the regional star parties list as best I can based on updated links and what information certain clubs had available at the time. The page needs to have some formatting updated but the dates are updates as of 11.15.2015.
Site owner Charlie Turner has recently completed two major improvements to the Turner Mountain observing site. NOVAC members can go to the webpage to see the details of the new improvements. Charlie invites all NOVAC members to come up and see the improvements for themselves! Please join me in thanking Charlie Turner for his hard [...]
With the recent passing of amateur astronomy legend John Dobson, we've located a video of his humorous remarks to our membership at NOVAC’s 2005 Star Gaze. While doing so, we’ve also found videos of other major speakers that same year including Al Nagler, Phil Harrington and Rod Mollise. You can watch all their talks at [...]