Join NOVAC as we welcome Dr. Robert Parks, Assistant Professor and Deputy Observatory Director at George Mason University. We’ll learn first-hand about the birth of new stars, interlaced with exciting updates from James Webb Telescope observations.
September is a great month for planets with Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Uranus, and Neptune all visible at various times. Venus, visible in the evening sky for so long, is now lighting up the dawn sky. Because of this behavior, it was originally thought by the ancient Greeks that Venus was two separate planets. The
Join NOVAC as we welcome Dr. Alphonse Sterling, solar astrophysicist from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama. Dr. Sterling is an experienced solar eclipse photographer and will share the tricks of his trade as we prep for the eclipses in Oct 2023 and in Apr 2024.
This month Saturn and Jupiter are easy to see, especially Saturn which rises at 9:30 pm at the start of the month and before 8 pm at the end. Jupiter requires a bit more waiting not rising until 12:24 am early this month and around 10:30 pm at the end of August. Mars is now
Join NOVAC as we welcome Ana Maria Milla from the Cusco Planetarium in Cusco, Peru! Ana Maria will share her passion for astronomy, educate us on the Astronomy of the Incas, and tell us all the excitement and experience of viewing the southern skies.