NOVAC General Meeting 7pm Sunday at GMU

By | August 9th, 2016|Meetings, News|

Please join us for the monthly general meeting and talk. Sunday, August 14, 2016; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Speaker: Pete Gentile Topic: The Study of Pulsars to Detect Gravitational Waves Location: Research Hall, Room 163 Details for dinner, directions and meeting location.

Perseid Meteor Shower

By | August 4th, 2016|Home, News|

While NOVAC isn't hosting a public night for this meteor shower there are a number of resources out there on the shower and ways to observe and if you are truly interested in doing things like staying out overnight past normal park hours or want a place to watch that only an astronomy club has [...]

ALCon Speakers and Talks are all set!

By | July 17th, 2016|ALCon, News|

Take a look at the amazing line-up of speakers and talks we have set for ALCon this year! We also have a Schedule page with each days events and a full overview sheet on the page and linked for download.  There is also a electronic calendar so you can import the events into your computers [...]

General Meeting Sunday, July 10

By | July 9th, 2016|Meetings, News|

Sunday, July 10, 2016; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Speaker: John Higbee Topic: Classic Telescopes of the 1960s Location: Research Hall, Room 163 Visit the General Meeting Page for full information.

ALCon 2016 Registration is Now Live!

By | July 1st, 2016|ALCon|

Please use this link for ALCon 2016 registration! We look forward to seeing you all in August. If you have any questions or comments please email them to

General Meeting Sunday, June 12th

By | June 10th, 2016|Meetings, News|

Sunday, June 12, 2016; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Speaker: Jim Chen Topic: How to Find the Apollo Landing Sites Location: Research Hall, Room 163 Also, I'd like to extend an invitation to everyone to come to the pre-meeting dinner this month at Brion's Grille (in the University Mall across from GMU at 10621 Braddock [...]

Astronomy Day 2016 Presentations

By | May 13th, 2016|Home, Public Night|

The video below is the first of four presentations in the playlist of videos for Astronomy Day 2016. Thanks to our great presenters this year!

Astronomy Day: Saturday May 7, 2016

By | May 1st, 2016|News, Public Night|

NOVAC's annual Astronomy Day event is coming: this Saturday 3pm - 11pm at Sky Meadows State Park! We've got a host of astronomy-related activities on the schedule, from radio and solar observing to games and educations activities for kids. We've also got four great speakers lined up to speak about dark skies, the scale of [...]

Cancelled – C.M. Crockett Park

By | April 30th, 2016|Public Night|

The event is cancelled due to poor weather conditions. Sorry! We hope to see you all at Astronomy Day next Saturday at Sky Meadows State Park.

May NOVAC General Meeting – Special Topic For New Astronomers

By | April 24th, 2016|Home, Meetings, News|

Starting with May's milder temperatures our membership increases as new folks join us. Those of us who have been observing for a while know that just having a telescope is not enough. Successful observing sessions are based upon experience. And that experience is what we should be sharing with our newest members as they begin their club affiliation.