Oct
21
Sat
2017
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.

Nov
18
Sat
2017
⚫ New Moon
Nov 18 @ 6:42 am – 6:42 am
Cancelled – C.M. Crockett Public Night @ C.M. Crockett Park
Nov 18 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The public night scheduled for 18 November is canceled.  Although the Clear Sky Chart[1] currently says only 50% of the sky will be covered by clouds, all of the other forecasts predict “cloudy”[2] or “mostly cloudy”[3][4] with a chance of precipitation.  DC television weather-guessers all agree it will be mostly cloudy tomorrow evening with differing opinions on the timing and amount of precipitation.

Hoping for clear skies for future public nights,

R. J. ‘Tree’ Greenwood
Crockett Park Site Coordinator

[1] http://www.cleardarksky.com/c/CrckttPrkVAkey.html
[2] https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/midland-va/22728/hourly-weather-forecast/2111280?hour=40
[3] https://weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/l/22728:4:US
[4] https://www.wunderground.com/hourly/us/va/midland/date/2017-11-18?cm_ven=localwx_hour

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

 

Nov
19
Sun
2017
Cancelled – Great Meadow Public Night @ Great Meadow
Nov 19 @ 4:30 pm – 10:00 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.