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Public Event Cancelled for C.M. Crockett

The public night scheduled for 18 November is canceled.  Although the Clear Sky Chart[1] currently says only 50% of the sky will be covered by clouds, all of the other forecasts predict "cloudy"[2] or "mostly cloudy"[3][4] with a chance of precipitation.  DC television weather-guessers all agree it will be mostly cloudy tomorrow evening with differing [...]

By | November 18th, 2017|News, Public Night|0 Comments

The 35th Annual NOVAC Star Gaze: Saturday, October 21

Join the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club for Star Gaze at C.M. Crockett Park on October 21, 2017 from 3 pm to 11 pm! You don’t need any astronomy experience or equipment at all to enjoy Star Gaze. Enjoy the wonderful views of the landscape and night sky from one of our local dark sky sites. [...]

By | September 26th, 2017|News, Public Night|0 Comments

Cancelled – C.M. Crockett Public Night

Weather forecasts force cancellation of our Public Night again.  The Clear Sky chart[1] predicts transparency and seeing mostly as "Too cloudy to forecast".  As of 11:00 local time, all the other forecasts [2][3][4] predict mostly cloudy to overcast skies with a 15 to 50 percent chance of a thunderstorm or rain.  Conditions won't be suitable [...]

By | July 22nd, 2017|Public Night|0 Comments

NOVAC Astronomy Day: Saturday, April 29

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 [...]

By | April 20th, 2017|Home, News, Public Night|0 Comments

Cancelled – C.M. Crockett Public Night

Strong, gusty winds will make conditions unsuitable for astronomy with portable equipment this evening according to the weather forecasts.  We don't want to disappoint the public with shaky views where they will see little if anything of interest. Weather forecasts agree that thunderstorms will be gone and the skies clear by or shortly after sundown. [...]

By | February 25th, 2017|News, Public Night|0 Comments