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The 36th Annual NOVAC Star Gaze: Saturday, October 6th

By | September 19th, 2018|Categories: Home, Public Night, Star Party|Tags: , |

Join the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club for Star Gaze at C.M. Crockett Park on October 6, 2018 from 3 pm to 11 pm!

You don’t need any astronomy experience or equipment at all to enjoy Star Gaze. Enjoy the wonderful views of the landscape and night sky from one of our […]

Binocular Messier and the AL Observing Program

By | March 12th, 2018|Categories: Home, News, Public Night, Website|Tags: , , , |

March is the time of the year when the Messier Marathon is possible.  This is also a great time to get started on your Binocular Messier observing program.

A very useful resource (I would say essential) for observational astronomy is Sky and Telescope’s Pocket Sky […]

NOVAC 2018 Election Results

By | December 11th, 2017|Categories: Home, Meetings, News|Tags: |

On Sunday, December 10, at the General Meeting, the club elected officers for 2018. I am honored to be serving as President for the coming year.  Please join me in congratulating the others elected last night:

Vice President: Alan Goldberg
Secretary: John McDonnell
Treasurer: Paul Derby
Trustees (2 yr term): Zack Panitzke, John Higbee

There are three other […]

NOVAC giving this Holiday Season

By | October 14th, 2017|Categories: Home, News|Tags: , , |

Members and Friends of the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club,

Consider NOVAC in your Holiday Giving this year.  NOVAC dues cover a portion of the club’s operational costs.  Dues provide a solid base for our operations with patron and supporting memberships providing additional funding for our outreach and educational activities.  Your contributions […]

NOVAC at the Great American Eclipse 2017 Map

By | September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Home, Website|Tags: |

As members we travelled far a wide as well stayed at home to take in the Great American Eclipse 2017.  

We have added a map with pins that show the location and description of members and their experiences from across the country to the front page of our website.  We […]

There is also now a page with the map and photos from members!