The Fairfax County Park Authority is encouraging participation in the first annual One Dark Hour event. On April 22, the Fairfax County Park Authority is hoping residents will join them in turning off their lights to raise awareness of the importance of dark skies. Park Authorities ask you take part by turning off your outdoor [...]
Come Fly Away to the Sun
Dr. Kelly Korreck
Sunday, November 14, 2021
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST
Monthly Meeting – Public Invited
What is faster than a speeding bullet? What can fly through Read more […]
This region is in a very well known area of the sky, but its neighbors draw more attention from astrophotographers. Close to Deneb, at the opposite side of the North America and Pelican nebulae, lies this emission nebula complex. The whole region is quite Read more […]
To Bennu and Back Again: the OSIRIS-REx Sample Return Mission
Are we alone or do we share our solar system and galaxy with other forms of life? And how widespread are advanced civilizations with whom we could communicate?
Dr. Hannah Kaplan
Sunday, Read more […]
NOVAC eclipse chaser Lloyd Franklin captured this stunning image of the Ring of Fire eclipse on 10 June!
Lloyd Franklin captured a portion of the Annular Solar Eclipse (commonly known as a “Ring of Fire”), on 10 June 2021. The path of annularity only traversed parts of Canada, Greenland, and Northern Russia, and wasn’t easy to get to, but Read more […]