Make sure you check out the calendar and events that we have planned for Great Meadow, CM Crockett and Sky Meadows this weekend. The weather has been amazing lately and looks to continue this weekend as well. I hope to see Members and Public alike out at our events! Calendar of Events Best, [...]
Join NOVAC for Astronomy Day at Sky Meadows State Park on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Astronomy Day is a national event usually held in or around April to promote and share amateur astronomy. Come out at 3 pm to observe the Sun! Stay until nightfall to see some planets and deep sky objects! Click the links below for more [...]
Public observing at Great Meadow is cancelled due to rainy weather and wet field conditions. ~ Lyle Mars
Due to the anticipated snow, sleet and such for tomorrow night, as well as icy conditions that will be prevailing during the evening hours, we're cancelling the Public Night for Crockett tomorrow evening. It's hard to believe that Spring is just a few weeks away. But, we'll try again at Crockett on March 21st.
Observers - The weather reports indicate wind-chill temperatures for Saturday night in the 10 to 20 degrees BELOW ZERO (that's -10 to -20 degrees temperature) from winds that may gust as high as 50 mph! I am afraid that in these temperatures frostbite become a real threat, so I am cancelling the public observing night. [...]
Although the weather looks promising for tomorrow night cloudwise, weather earlier in the day includes sleet, icy rain and snow. Moreover, freezing temperatures at Crockett will ensue throughout the evening hours. So, regretfully, we've decided out of an abundance of caution to cancel the public event at Crockett for tomorrow night.
Come one, come all to the annual fall event at C.M. Crockett Park from 3-11pm. Fun will be had! Checkout the Star Gaze page on our site for more information as it get closer. Star Gaze webpage
Join NOVAC for Astronomy Day at Sky Meadows State Park on May 31, 2014. Come out at 3PM to observe the Sun! Stay until nightfall to see some planets and deep sky objects! Entrance to the park ends at 9pm no exceptions! Enjoy the wonderful views of the landscape and night sky from the flanks of the Blue Ridge Mountains. [...]
... For tonight. If the field conditions are too soggy, we can set up in/near the gravel parking lot or on the asphalt parking lot straight ahead from the entrance.
The Great Meadow public observing session is a go. Because the field is too wet to drive on, THE LOCATION FOR TONIGHT'S OBSERVING WILL BE IN THE GRAVEL PARKING LOT NEXT TO THE STADIUM. When you enter at the main gate, immediately turn right and go 1/10th of a mile and turn left into the parking lot. I will [...]