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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

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

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

Messier Marathon Event and Public Night @ Crockett Park

Here is a link to the resource page that NOVAC has been recording info on over the years. This years event is scheduled for March 12 2016 at Crockett Park.  Check the calendar and the front page for any updates to the event. http://www.novac.com/wp/observing/messier-marathon/

By | February 28th, 2016|Public Night|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