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May 15 – Astronomy Day 2021

Expand Your Horizons at Astronomy Day 2021 May 15, 2021, 5 PM to 11 PM at C.M. Crockett Park Update: Event is confirmed! See you tonight!   Note: Masks are required throughout the event. This event is also weather-dependent and may be cancelled because of significant cloud cover or precipitation. Hosted by the Northern [...]

By |2021-05-15T12:51:34-04:00April 22nd, 2021|Home, News|0 Comments

May 2 – Public Monthly Meeting – The Last Stargazers

The Last Stargazers Dr. Emily Levesque Sunday, May 2, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST Online event meet.google.com/osh-bcyd-gti Monthly Meeting - Public Invited Abstract: A bird that mimicked a black hole. The astronomer that discovered microwave ovens. A telescope that got shot. The science of astronomy is filled with true stories (and tall tales) of the adventures [...]

By |2021-04-13T18:23:55-04:00April 13th, 2021|Home, Meetings, News|0 Comments

April 11 – Public Monthly Meeting – Asteroids and Comets: Earth’s Nearest Neighbors

Asteroids and Comets: Earth's Nearest Neighbors Dr. Amy Mainzer Sunday, April 11, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST Online event meet.google.com/osh-bcyd-gti Monthly Meeting - Public Invited Abstract: Asteroids and comets, leftover fragments from the formation of our solar system, represent repositories of primordial material. As such, they provide clues to the processes by which planetary systems [...]

By |2021-03-23T15:09:22-04:00March 23rd, 2021|Home, Meetings, News|0 Comments

The Horsehead Nebula by Jeff McFarlin

This stunning image of the Horsehead Nebula was captured by NOVAC member Jeff McFarlin. Jeff writes: The Horsehead Nebula (also known as Barnard 33) is a small dark nebula in the constellation Orion, and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. The Horsehead Nebula is approximately 422 parsecs or 1,375 light-years [...]

By |2021-02-18T23:04:20-05:00February 18th, 2021|News|0 Comments

March 14 – Public Monthly Meeting – The Mysterious Great Dimming of Betelgeuse

The Mysterious Great Dimming of Betelgeuse Dr. Andrea Dupree, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian Sunday, March 14, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST Online event http://meet.google.com/aoj-rfxn-oqd Monthly Meeting - Public Invited Abstract: The bright cool supergiant Betelgeuse became historically faint a little over one year ago in early February 2020. Various explanations have been [...]

By |2021-02-15T12:33:11-05:00February 15th, 2021|Home, Meetings, News|0 Comments

February 14 – Public Monthly Meeting – Finding Light in the Dark

Finding Light in the Dark Linda Thomas-Fowler Sunday, February 14, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST Online event https://meet.google.com/aoj-rfxn-oqd Monthly Meeting - Public Invited Linda will present an overview of her journey in astrophotography including the obstacles encountered and how they were overcome. She talks about her motivation for doing imaging, the learning curve and the [...]

By |2021-02-01T20:08:19-05:00February 1st, 2021|Home, Meetings, News|2 Comments

December 13 – Public Monthly Meeting – The Association of Lunar & Planetary Observers

Association of Lunar & Planetary Observers Shawn Dilles & Carl Hergenrother Sunday, December 13, 2020 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST Online event https://meet.google.com/xtw-gjjx-udg Monthly Meeting - Public Invited   The Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers (ALPO) is an international organization devoted to study the Sun, Moon, planets, asteroids, meteors, and comets. The ALOP’s goals are [...]

By |2021-02-09T09:59:39-05:00November 29th, 2020|Home, Meetings|0 Comments

NOVAC Astronomy Day: Saturday, May 11

Join NOVAC for Astronomy Day at C. M. Crockett Park on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Astronomy Day is a world-wide event to promote and share amateur astronomy. Come out at 3 pm to observe the Sun! Stay after nightfall to see double stars and deep sky objects! Enjoy wonderful views of the sky. The program [...]

By |2019-12-29T17:44:48-05:00April 21st, 2019|News, Public Night|0 Comments
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