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 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 [...]
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. [...]
Registration is now live for our 10th anniversary event at TMI, Spruce Knob, West Virginia. Registration usually goes quick and has sold out the last 5 years. NOVAC hosts the Almost Heaven Star Party (AHSP) at the Spruce Knob Mountain Center each year. The event attracts nearly 200 amateur astronomers from all over the region and showcases [...]
If you are looking for the front page navigation images/slider they have been removed to provide more information and news space on the front page of the website. All the pages and information are linked in the regular site navigation or in the tabs on the top of the website. If you can't find something [...]
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 [...]
Latest new and resource links from EarthSky - http://earthsky.org/space/big-sun-diving-comet-ison-might-be-spectacular-in-2013 Mike Lewis interviewed in this Washington Post article on Comet ISON! John McDonnell did a presentation at our monthly meeting in October and has placed the Comet ISON information and links on this Astro Page so we can keep an eye on how things progress [...]
Fellow NOVAC members, It’s my pleasure to announce a major upgrade of the NOVAC website, located at: http://www.novac.com/ The site’s new look and organization are the product of many months of work by Chris Lee, supported by numerous other NOVAC members along the way. We hope you find the information that on the new site to be easier to find, relevant, and up-to-date.
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