Mar 24 all-day
12:00 am
Canton is the fellow who updates your astronomy calendar (full moons, equinoxes, etc.) from his laptop in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It’s his birthday today! The astronomy calendar is an effort of love and no reciprocity is needed or expected, but if you’d like to say thank you for his efforts, then please visit: http://cantonbecker.com/astronomy-calendar/credits.html[...]
Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
6:00 pm
Please read the C.M. Crockett Page for park details. Details will be updated for the Messier Marathon too!   Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to email this[...]
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
6:00 pm
See front page of NOVAC Site for changes to event. More information about Great Meadow including directions and parking visit the Great Meadow Site page. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest[...]
Mar 27 @ 10:57 pm – 10:57 pm
10:57 pm
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Apr 3 @ 2:39 pm – 2:39 pm
2:39 pm
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12:00 am
The giant planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long. A good pair of binoculars should allow you to see Jupiter’s four largest moons, appearing as[...]
12:00 am
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Monthly Meeting @ George Mason University
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monthly Meeting @ George Mason University | Fairfax | Virginia | United States
7:00 pm
Our meetings on the second Sunday of the Month, The events are normally held evening at 7:00 pm in Research Hall Room 163 on the campus of George Mason University. Our meetings web page, has directions and additional details. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday evenings! Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens[...]
Apr 11 @ 2:08 am – 2:08 am
2:08 am
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Apr 19 @ 5:57 am – 5:57 am
5:57 am
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Apr 22 all-day
12:00 am
The Lyrids is an average shower, usually producing about 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher, which was discovered in 1861. The shower runs annually from April 16-25. It peaks this year on the night of the night of the 22nd and[...]
Apr 26 @ 8:16 am – 8:16 am
8:16 am
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Astronomy Day @ C.M. Crockett Park
Apr 29 all-day
12:00 am
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Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
6:00 pm
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May 2 @ 10:47 pm – 10:47 pm
10:47 pm
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12:00 am
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12:00 am
The Eta Aquarids is an above average shower, capable of producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. Most of the activity is seen in the Southern Hemisphere. In the Northern Hemisphere, the rate can reach about 30 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet Halley, which[...]
Monthly Meeting @ George Mason University
May 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monthly Meeting @ George Mason University | Fairfax | Virginia | United States
7:00 pm
This meeting is moved to a week earlier to avoid Mothers Day.  Our meetings on the second Sunday of the Month. The events are normally held evening at 7:00 pm in Research Hall Room 163 on the campus of George Mason University. Our web page, http://www.novac.com/meetings/, has directions and additional details. We look forward to seeing you[...]
May 10 @ 5:43 pm – 5:43 pm
5:43 pm
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May 18 @ 8:33 pm – 8:33 pm
8:33 pm
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May 25 @ 3:44 pm – 3:44 pm
3:44 pm
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May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
6:00 pm
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C.M. Crockett Public Night @ C.M. Crockett Park
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
6:00 pm
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Jun 1 @ 8:42 am – 8:42 am
8:42 am
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12:00 am
Venus will be at its “greatest western elongation”. This is a great time to view Venus since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the morning sky. Look for the enormously bright thing in the western sky before sunrise. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share[...]
Jun 9 @ 9:10 am – 9:10 am
9:10 am
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Monthly Meeting @ George Mason University
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monthly Meeting @ George Mason University | Fairfax | Virginia | United States
7:00 pm
Our meetings on the second Sunday of the Month, The events are normally held evening at 7:00 pm in Research Hall Room 163 on the campus of George Mason University. Our meetings web page, has directions and additional details. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday evenings! Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens[...]
Jun 15 all-day
12:00 am
Saturn rules the summer sky, but on this night, the ringed planet truly takes center stage. When it reaches opposition, Saturn will be bright and fully illuminated by the Sun. You may even notice that its rings look brighter than usual thanks to a phenomenon known as the Seeliger Effect. Take it all in! Saturn’s[...]
Jun 17 @ 7:33 am – 7:33 am
7:33 am
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C.M. Crockett Public Night @ C.M. Crockett Park
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
6:00 pm
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