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May NOVAC General Meeting – Special Topic For New Astronomers

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.

By | April 24th, 2016|Meetings, News|0 Comments

AHSP 2016 is now LIVE for early registration!

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, [...]

By | April 4th, 2016|AHSP, News|0 Comments

Crockett Public Night and Messier Marathon is Cancelled

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 [...]

By | March 12th, 2016|News, Public Night|0 Comments

NOVAC Monthly Meeting Sunday, February 14th

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 [...]

By | February 13th, 2016|Meetings, News|0 Comments

Great Meadows Public Night 1-16-2016 @5pm

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 [...]

By | January 14th, 2016|News, Public Night|2 Comments

NOVAC 2016 Election Results

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 [...]

By | December 28th, 2015|Meetings, News|0 Comments

Star Gaze 2015 – Oct 3rd – CANCELLED 

The forecast for this weekend's Star Gaze event poses serious risks to the safety of our volunteers as well as members of the general public who might wish to attend the event. Consequently, we have decided to cancel Star Gaze for 2015. NOVAC has several other observing-only public nights scheduled during the rest of 2015, [...]

By | September 24th, 2015|News, Public Night|0 Comments