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AHSP 2018 General Registration is live!

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 begins on Friday, September 7 and ends the morning of Tuesday, September 11. [...]

By | 2018-04-15T09:04:43-04:00 April 15th, 2018|Home, News, Star Party|0 Comments

April 2018 is Global Astronomy Month!

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, April 21st at C.M. Crockett Park giving members of the public a rare [...]

By | 2018-03-30T09:23:33-04:00 March 30th, 2018|Home, News, Public Night|0 Comments

Binocular Messier and the AL Observing Program

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 Atlas.  It is available from many sources for less than [...]

By | 2018-03-12T18:48:58-04:00 March 12th, 2018|Home, News, Public Night, Website|0 Comments

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

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: come when you like, leave [...]

By | 2018-02-13T18:53:26-05:00 February 13th, 2018|Home, Meetings, News|0 Comments

NOVAC 2018 Election Results

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 [...]

By | 2017-12-11T19:19:20-05:00 December 11th, 2017|Home, Meetings, News|0 Comments

NOVAC giving this Holiday Season

Members and Friends of the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club, Consider NOVAC in your Holiday Giving this year.  NOVAC dues cover a portion of the club’s operational costs.  Dues provide a solid base for our operations with patron and supporting memberships providing additional funding for our outreach and educational activities.  Your contributions in both money and [...]

By | 2017-10-13T21:43:13-04:00 October 14th, 2017|Home, News|0 Comments

NOVAC at the Great American Eclipse 2017 Map

As members we travelled far a wide as well stayed at home to take in the Great American Eclipse 2017.   We have added a map with pins that show the location and description of members and their experiences from across the country to the front page of our website.  We will continue to expand [...]

By | 2017-10-23T17:24:18-04:00 September 22nd, 2017|Home, Website|19 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 09.21.2017.

By | 2017-09-21T20:22:38-04:00 September 21st, 2017|Home, News|0 Comments