Astronomy Day - CANCELED
Sorry folks. The weather prospects are just not that promising for this Saturday, 5/13. No event will be held at Crockett.
Public Meeting: 6/11/23, 7:30 EDT
NOVAC welcomes Tom Reinert, President of the International Dark Sky Association
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Public Meeting: 5/7/23, 7:30 EDT
If you missed our journey to the South Pole, check our YouTube channel shortly!
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NOVAC Public Meeting, 6/11/23, 7:30 PM EDT

Join NOVAC as we welcome Tom Reinert, President of the International Dark Sky Association (IDA).   Tom will walk us through the current state of affairs at the IDA as well as provide the very latest insights on the challenges we all face in preserving our dark skies for generations to come.

May 2023 Night Sky

It is already May, hopefully we have seen the last of those April showers and can look forward to some more clear nights. Speaking of which, here is a great resource for astronomical weather that the author finds useful: Astrospheric     There are lots of other sites with similar levels of detail, but not

NOVAC Public Meeting, 5/7/23, 7:30 PM EDT

Join NOVAC as we welcome Dr. Christopher Walker from the University of Arizona’s Astronomy, Optical Sciences, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Aerospace & Mechanical, and Applied Math Departments.   Dr. Walker will describe the past 30 years’ of Antarctic’s “Gold Rush” – not mining for the mineral, but mining the rich vein of ultra-high frequency, terahertz photons

April 2023 Night Sky

Another month has passed, the clocks changed and the nights are getting shorter. We might have less observing time, but at least the temperatures are improving! Venus will continue to shine brightly in the evening sky this month and can be used to draw a line to the horizon which will pass through Mercury near

NOVAC Support to Regional Science Fair

For the first time in four years, students representing more than 300 projects gathered at Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, VA on March 18 for the 2023 Fairfax Regional Science and Engineering Fair. Previous fairs had been held virtually due to Covid restrictions.