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August NOVAC Meeting – Radio Astronomy: The “Longest” View

By | August 1st, 2020|Categories: Home, Meetings|

Join NOVAC at 7:30pm on Sunday, August 9 for our monthly meeting which will be held online.

Location: Online https://meet.google.com/qhc-acci-ceu

Speaker: Dr. Joe Pesce

Title: Radio Astronomy: The “Longest” View

In this talk we will explore the field of Radio Astronomy, with a discussion of what it is, how radio observations are made, and […]

July 12 2020 at 7:30 – Remote Sensing and Spaceborn Planetary Observations

By | July 3rd, 2020|Categories: Home, Meetings|

Join NOVAC at 7:30pm on Sunday, July 12 for our monthly meeting which will be held online.

Location: Online https://meet.google.com/qns-wmyk-tbo

Speaker: Dr. Dennis Reuter

Using spaceborne systems to carry out observations of atmospheric and surface properties of the objects in our solar system (including the Earth) provides a wealth of information about the […]

The Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover; A mission overview and an insider’s perspective

By | June 28th, 2020|Categories: Home, Meetings|

Join us at 8:00pm online at https://meet.google.com/sio-kjec-kzi

An overview of the Perseverance Rover’s mission objectives and lifecycle from inception to operation will be presented followed by a discussion of a summer engineering intern’s firsthand experience working with the Perseverance Rover’s team. The presentation will be hosted by Evan Kramer, a spring 2020 […]

June 14, 2020 at 7:30 – The Hubble Space Telescope:  30 Years of Cosmic Discovery

By | June 10th, 2020|Categories: Home, Meetings|

Join NOVAC at 7:30 on June 14 for our monthly meeting, which will be held online:

Location: Online https://meet.google.com/bpz-ugtk-yqu

Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Wiseman

This year, we are celebrating Hubble’s 30th anniversary!  Five astronaut servicing missions and phenomenal teams of experts on the ground have kept this facility at the frontier of cosmic discoveries.  In […]

In-Person Events Cancelled Through May 10, 2020

By | March 15th, 2020|Categories: Home, Meetings, News|

Today the CDC updated their guidance to recommend that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.

To comply with this recommendation, NOVAC will take the following actions to modify our plans through […]

Cancelled – Astronomy Day! April 25, 2020

By | March 7th, 2020|Categories: Home, Star Party|

In accordance with CDC recommendations, NOVAC is cancelling in-person events through May 10, 2020.  We will make every attempt to reschedule Astronomy Day later in the year so we can enjoy the wisdom of our speakers and the beautiful observing the the field at C.M. Crockett Park affords us.

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