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May NOVAC General Meeting – Special Topic For New Astronomers

By | April 24th, 2016|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.

AHSP 2016 is now LIVE for early registration!

By | April 4th, 2016|AHSP, News|

Update: The event was sold out on June 30th! Fastest Ever! See you up on the Mountain! 2016 marks our twelfth year for the Almost Heaven Star Party (AHSP). It's is my special pleasure to announce on behalf of the Almost Heaven Star Party organizing team, that early registration for the event is now open! AHSP 2016 begins on Friday, [...]

NOVAC General Membership Meeting Sunday, March 13th

By | March 12th, 2016|Meetings|

Fellow NOVAC Members, NOVAC's general meeting will be held on the campus of George Mason University on Sunday, March 13th. We will meet as usual in Research Hall Room #163 at 7:00 P.M. The NOVAC Board of Trustees will meet prior to the general meeting at 4:00 PM in the same location. Our guest speaker [...]

Crockett Public Night and Messier Marathon is Cancelled

By | March 12th, 2016|News, Public Night|

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 [...]

Messier Marathon Event and Public Night @ Crockett Park

By | February 28th, 2016|Public Night|

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/

NOVAC Monthly Meeting Sunday, February 14th

By | February 13th, 2016|Meetings, News|

NOVAC's general meeting will be held on the campus of George Mason University on Sunday, February 14th. We will meet as usual in Research Hall Room #163 at 7:00 P.M. The NOVAC Board of Trustees will meet prior to the general meeting at 5:30 PM in the same location. Our guest speaker this month is [...]