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 [...]
Tom Finkenbinder provided this information to go along the feature image and the Skynet and multi-messenger Astronomy slide presentation: Shortly before the presentation I made at AHSP 2018 at Spruce Knob last Fall, I asked for ideas from the Skynet team at UNC about the radio astronomy features they added to the network with the [...]
Here's a great presentation that our member Dan Ward has updated for the upcoming lunar eclipse.
Join the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club for Star Gaze at C.M. Crockett Park on October 6, 2018 from 3 pm to 11 pm! You don’t need any astronomy experience or equipment at all to enjoy Star Gaze. Enjoy the wonderful views of the landscape and night sky from one of our local dark sky sites. [...]
Getting a jump on this coming years Star Party planning? Well I have updated the regional star parties list as best I can based on updated links and what information certain clubs had available at the time. The page still needs to have some formatting updated but the dates are updates as of 9/19/2018.
In light of the rainy forecast, tonight's public night is cancelled for tonight, 4/15/2018. Ray Young Great Meadow site coordinator
I'm cancelling public night. Great Meadow fields are soft already. The melting snow will make it worse. When using the dirt roads to access our site, remember to try not veer off, causing damage and widening of the roads. We are grateful to be guests at Great Meadow so please don't damage the facilities. I [...]
NOVAC's Byron Bergert Imaging Group will hold its Groundhog Day +1 Processing Party, featuring Special Guest Processor John Kasianowicz, on Saturday February 3 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 [...]
The forecast is actually for clear skies. But below freezing temps with some wind. I am postponing the public night to Sunday Jan 21, 5-10p. Note: Crockett is scheduled for Jan 20. Ray Young Great Meadow site coordinator