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AHSP 2018 General Registration is live!

By | April 15th, 2018|Categories: Home, News, Star Party|Tags: , |

As many of you may know, 2018 marks our fourteenth year for the Almost Heaven Star Party (AHSP). It’s is my pleasure to announce, on behalf of the Almost Heaven Star Party organizing team, that general registration for the 2018 event is now live!
AHSP 2018 […]

April 2018 is Global Astronomy Month!

By | March 30th, 2018|Categories: Home, News, Public Night|Tags: , |

Throughout the month of April members of the public will be joining with amateur clubs around the world in this global celebration of astronomy.


Our own organization, the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club (NOVAC) will host its Astronomy Day event on Saturday, […]

Binocular Messier and the AL Observing Program

By | March 12th, 2018|Categories: Home, News, Public Night, Website|Tags: , , , |

March is the time of the year when the Messier Marathon is possible.  This is also a great time to get started on your Binocular Messier observing program.

A very useful resource (I would say essential) for observational astronomy is Sky and Telescope’s Pocket Sky […]

Byron Bergert Imaging Group on April 14th 10am – 1pm

By | February 13th, 2018|Categories: Home, Meetings, News|Tags: , |

NOVAC’s Byron Bergert Imaging Group will hold its next Processing Party on Saturday April 14th from 10am to 1pm at the Providence Community Center near the Vienna Metro Station. We’ll be in Multipurpose Room 1, which is to the left past the registration desk. As usual, we’re very low key: […]

NOVAC 2018 Election Results

By | December 11th, 2017|Categories: Home, Meetings, News|Tags: |

On Sunday, December 10, at the General Meeting, the club elected officers for 2018. I am honored to be serving as President for the coming year.  Please join me in congratulating the others elected last night:

Vice President: Alan Goldberg
Secretary: John McDonnell
Treasurer: Paul Derby
Trustees (2 yr term): Zack Panitzke, John Higbee

There are three other […]

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