Star Gaze 2022 – Success!

Crockett Park played host to the 2022 NOVAC Star Gaze astronomy and observing event.  Clear weather prevailed with some nice views of the moonless night.   Thanks to Sandeep Jain for all the upfront planning and to all our NOVAC volunteers!

NOVAC Public Meeting, 10/9/22

Learn about the formation of supermassive black holes and what exciting new discoveries await us from the James Webb Telescope.  Join NOVAC and one of the leading astrophysists in this field of study, Dr. Jenny Greene, Professor of Astrophysical Sciences at Princeton University.

Jeff Ball – Almost Heaven Star Party, 2022

It was glorious to see astronomers and their gear on the fields of Experience Learning Center in August 2022 for the Almost Heave Star Party – a sold out event last held in 2019.  Here is a short summary and video capturing my experience during the four day event.

Mysteries of Lyra

Lyra is a prominent and fascinating constellation that passes overhead for us in the mid-northern latitudes. Its visible most of the year. It has one of the brightest stars, Vega. The other bright stars are famous multiples: Epsilon, Zeta, Delta, Beta, Theta, and Eta.                      

A Sketcher’s Experience at AHSP

NOVAC member Elizabeth McGovern Assink provides a glimpse into her experience at the Almost Heaven Star Party (AHSP) through sketching.   What a great way to tell a personal story about this year’s AHSP at the Spruce Knob Mountain Center in West Virginia.  Read her story here and improve your sketching skills too!