News and Updates
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
NOVAC's Byron Berget Imaging Group will hold its next processing party on Saturday September 5 from 10am to 1pm at the Patrick Henry Library in Vienna. The room is just inside the main door to the right. Bring your images from AHSP or your backyard, your laptops, or just your questions, and we'll process our [...]
The photos are coming in fast and furious from attendees and I'm processing videos up to YouTube as I post this message. Go to www.ahsp.org to look at all the photos and videos from this years event as I post them this week.
While temporary restrictions on parking have been lifted at Sky Meadows, please see the members-only Sky Meadows page for details.