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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 |2021-10-16T21:43:23-04:00February 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 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 |2021-10-16T21:43:34-04:00February 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 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 |2021-10-16T21:43:41-04:00February 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 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 |2021-10-16T21:43:55-04:00November 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 |2021-10-16T21:45:44-04:00April 21st, 2019|News, Public Night|0 Comments

The 36th Annual NOVAC Star Gaze: Saturday, October 6th

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. [...]

By |2021-10-16T21:46:30-04:00September 19th, 2018|Public Night, Star Party|0 Comments

Regional Star Parties Updated!

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.

By |2021-10-16T21:46:38-04:00September 19th, 2018|Home, News|0 Comments
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