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Cancelled – C.M. Crockett Public Night

By | July 22nd, 2017|Home, 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 [...]

NOVAC Astronomy Day: Saturday, April 29

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

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 [...]

General Meeting notice Sunday March 12th at 7:00pm Daylight Saving Time

By | March 11th, 2017|Meetings|

IMPORTANT REMINDER:  Sunday March 12th is the start of Daylight Saving Time. Remember to adjust your clocks forward one hour and change your smoke detector batteries. NOVAC will hold it's monthly general membership meeting Sunday March 12th, at 7:00 PM as per usual in Room #163 in Research Hall on the campus of George Mason University. Our pre-meeting dinner at Brion's Grille, just across the street [...]

Cancelled – C.M. Crockett Public Night

By | February 25th, 2017|News, 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. [...]

NOVAC General Meeting @GMU February 12th, at 7:00 PM

By | February 10th, 2017|Meetings|

NOVAC will hold it's monthly general membership meeting Sunday February 12th, at 7:00 PM as per usual in Room #163 in Research Hall on the campus of George Mason University. Our pre-meeting dinner at Brion's Grille, just across the street from the campus in the University Mall Shopping Center, will also take place at our [...]

Amazon Smile and NOVAC

By | January 14th, 2017|Home, News, Website|

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 [...]

NOVAC General Meeting @GMU today January 8th, at 7:00 PM

By | January 8th, 2017|Meetings, News|

Fellow NOVAC Members, NOVAC will hold its monthly general membership meeting today January 8th, at 7:00 PM as per usual in Room #163 in Research Hall on the campus of George Mason University. Our pre-meeting dinner at Brion's Grille, just across the street from the campus in the University Mall Shopping Center, will also take [...]

NOVAC 2017 Election Results

By | December 11th, 2016|Home, Meetings|

The following members in bold were elected tonight to server NOVAC. We thank them so much for their commitment to our amazing club! Elected Officials 2017 The elected officials of NOVAC are the Officers, each of whom serves a one-year term. Nominations for candidates are made at the November general meeting, and elections are held [...]