Aug 12 all-day
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Aug 12 all-day
The Perseids is one of the best meteor showers to observe, producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by comet Swift-Tuttle, which was discovered in 1862. The Perseids are famous for producing a large number of bright meteors. The shower runs annually from July 17 to August 24. It[...]
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm George Mason University
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!
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm C.M. Crockett Park
Please read the C.M. Crockett Page for park details.  
Aug 21 @ 9:50 am – 1:02 pm
If you live anywhere in North America, don’t you dare schedule anything else for this day (excepting weddings, reunions, and vacations.) THIS IS IT. A total eclipse of the sun that runs smack through the middle of the USA. Plan a car trip, bus ride, or plane trip to the narrow strip of Earth stretching[...]
Aug 21 @ 2:30 pm – 2:30 pm
 
Aug 25 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm 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.
Sep 5 all-day
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Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm George Mason University
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!
Sep 22 @ 4:02 pm – 5:02 pm
The Sun will beam down directly on the equator giving us just about equal amounts of day and night in most parts of the world. If you live south of the equator, this is your Spring Equinox.
Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm Great Meadow
The Clear Sky Chart for tomorrow doesn’t look too promising, so I’m cancelling the public night.  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.
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm C.M. Crockett Park
Please read the C.M. Crockett Page for park details.  
Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm George Mason University
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!
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.
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm C.M. Crockett Park
For more information on the event and the flyer – http://www.novac.com/wp/outreach/stargaze/
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm 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.
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm George Mason University
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 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[...]