Dec
21
Thu
2017
Ursids Meteor Shower
Dec 21 all-day

The Ursids is a minor meteor shower producing about 5-10 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Tuttle, which was first discovered in 1790. The shower runs annually from December 17-25. It peaks this year on the the night of the 21st and morning of the 22nd. The crescent moon will set early in the evening leaving dark skies for optimal observing. Best viewing will be just after midnight from a dark location far away from city lights. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Ursa Minor, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

Dec
22
Fri
2017
Mercury Retrograde Ends
Dec 22 all-day

see http://cantonbecker.com/retrograde for details…

Dec
26
Tue
2017
☽ First Quarter Moon
Dec 26 @ 4:20 am – 4:20 am
Jan
1
Mon
2018
⚪ Full Moon
Jan 1 @ 9:24 pm – 9:24 pm
Jan
8
Mon
2018
☾ Last Quarter Moon
Jan 8 @ 5:25 pm – 5:25 pm
Jan
13
Sat
2018
Cancelled – Great Meadow Public Night @ Great Meadow
Jan 13 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cancelled - Great Meadow Public Night @ Great Meadow

The forecast is actually for clear skies. But below freezing temps with some wind.

I am postponing the public night to Sunday Jan 21, 5-10p. Note: Crockett is scheduled for Jan 20.

Ray Young
Great Meadow site coordinator

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.

Jan
14
Sun
2018
Monthly Meeting @ George Mason University
Jan 14 @ 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!

Jan
16
Tue
2018
⚫ New Moon
Jan 16 @ 9:17 pm – 9:17 pm
Jan
20
Sat
2018
C.M. Crockett Public Night @ C.M. Crockett Park
Jan 20 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
C.M. Crockett Public Night @ C.M. Crockett Park | Midland | Virginia | United States

Please read the C.M. Crockett Page for park details.

 

Jan
21
Sun
2018
Great Meadow Public Night @ Great Meadow
Jan 21 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Great Meadow Public Night @ Great Meadow

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.