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October NOVAC Meeting – The American Astronomical Society: History, Purpose and Future

By | September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Home, Meetings|

Sunday, October 11; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Location: Online https://meet.google.com/uqm-ppvw-gzd

Speaker: Kevin B. Marvel, Executive Officer, American Astronomical Society

Title: The American Astronomical Society: History, Purpose and Future

Kevin will present a brief history of the American Astronomical Society, how it began, how it has grown and what it is doing today. He’ll […]

September Meeting – Studying Wind on Mars (from Earth)

By | August 23rd, 2020|Categories: Home, Meetings|

Join NOVAC on September 13 at 7:30pm for our September meeting

Location: Online https://meet.google.com/gzt-iwnx-cpx

Speaker: Dr. Marian Baker

Title: Studying wind on Mars (from Earth): a story of exploration, adaptation, and
unexpected discoveries

Images returned by Mariner 9, the first spacecraft to orbit Mars in the 1970s, revealed a dry and dusty planet that had been […]

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 […]

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