Oct
12
Thu
2017
☾ Last Quarter Moon
Oct 12 @ 8:25 am – 8:25 am
Oct
19
Thu
2017
⚫ New Moon
Oct 19 @ 3:12 pm – 3:12 pm
Oct
21
Sat
2017
Orionids Meteor Shower
Oct 21 all-day

This shower runs annually from October 2 to November 7. It peaks this year on the night of October 21 and the morning of October 22. The Orionids are meteors left behind in the wake of Halley’s Comet.

Star Gaze @ C.M. Crockett Park
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Oct
22
Sun
2017
Great Meadow Public Night @ Great Meadow
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 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.

Oct
27
Fri
2017
☽ First Quarter Moon
Oct 27 @ 6:22 pm – 6:22 pm
Nov
4
Sat
2017
⚪ Full Moon
Nov 4 @ 1:23 am – 1:23 am
Nov
10
Fri
2017
☾ Last Quarter Moon
Nov 10 @ 3:37 pm – 3:37 pm
Nov
12
Sun
2017
Monthly Meeting @ George Mason University
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monthly Meeting @ George Mason University | Fairfax | Virginia | United States

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!

Nov
17
Fri
2017
Leonids Meteor Shower
Nov 17 all-day

The Leonids is an average shower, producing up to 15 meteors per hour at its peak. This shower is unique in that it has a cyclonic peak about every 33 years where hundreds of meteors per hour can be seen. That last of these occurred in 2001. The Leonids is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Tempel-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1865. The shower runs annually from November 6-30. It peaks this year on the night of the 17th and morning of the 18th. The nearly new moon will not be a problem this year. Skies should be dark enough for what should be good show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Leo, but can appear anywhere in the sky.