solarkidOutreach to the public is an integral part of NOVAC’s mission, as reflected in our motto “To Observe…And to Help Others Observe “. Over the years NOVAC club members have provided and facilitated numerous outreach efforts – all on a 100% volunteer basis. These range from our monthly public observing sessions, special events such as Astronomy Day and StarGaze, and private outreach events.

Some examples of private outreach events that have been staffed by volunteer NOVAC club members include:

  • Observing and educational sessions at elementary and middle schools
  • Assisting scout troops with the requirements for the Astronomy Belt Loop, Pin, and Badge
  • Observing and educational sessions at local campgrounds
  • Judging science fair competitions
  • Serving as a guest lecturer for high school science and astronomy classes

And many more!

Please fill out our outreach form to get started in planning your event.

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NOVAC Monthly Meetings

Don’t forget that our meetings, generally held at George Mason University on the second Sunday evening of each month (except when that Sunday is Mother’s Day), are open to the public.

NOVAC Public Events Calendar

C.M. Crockett Public Night @ C.M. Crockett Park
Feb 25 @ 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
5:30 pm
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Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
5:00 pm
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Mar 25 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
6:00 pm
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Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
6:00 pm
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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 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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C.M. Crockett Public Night @ C.M. Crockett Park
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
6:00 pm
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Jun 23 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
6:30 pm
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C.M. Crockett Public Night @ C.M. Crockett Park
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
6:00 pm
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Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
7:00 pm
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C.M. Crockett Public Night @ C.M. Crockett Park
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
6:00 pm
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Aug 25 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
7:30 pm
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Sep 22 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
6:30 pm
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C.M. Crockett Public Night @ C.M. Crockett Park
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
6:00 pm
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Star Gaze @ C.M. Crockett Park
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Star Gaze @ C.M. Crockett Park | Midland | Virginia | United States
3:00 pm
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Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
6:00 pm
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C.M. Crockett Public Night @ C.M. Crockett Park
Nov 18 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
6:00 pm
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Nov 19 @ 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm
4:30 pm
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Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
6:00 pm
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Dec 17 @ 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm
4:30 pm
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Other Events can be found on Astronomy in DC!

The following opportunities are sponsored by other organizations and schools in Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. and Maryland.

The Analemma Society
Sponsors public observing every Friday at Observatory Park, near the village of Great Falls, Virginia.

The Astronomy Dept. of the University of Maryland
Holds a public lecture followed by informal observing at the observatory in College Park, Maryland the 5th and 20th of each month.

The Montgomery College Planetarium
Has one or two programs each month, and special programs can be arranged.