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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 | 2018-09-19T17:32:09-04:00 September 19th, 2018|Home, Public Night, Star Party|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

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|1 Comment

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

NOVAC Astronomy Day: Saturday, April 29

Join the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club for Astronomy Day at C.M. Crockett Park on April 29, 2017. Astronomy Day is a national event usually held in or around April to promote and share amateur astronomy. Come out at 3PM to observe the Sun! Stay until nightfall to see some planets and deep sky objects! You [...]

By | 2017-04-20T11:58:15-04:00 April 20th, 2017|Home, News, Public Night|0 Comments

Amazon Smile and NOVAC

NOVAC is now a recipient in Amazon’s charitable effort, Amazon Smile.   This program is simple -  if you choose to participate in this Amazon program, Amazon will donate 0.5% of prices of  their eligible purchases to NOVAC.  Your Amazon prices stay the same.  The shopping is the same.  All that is different is telling [...]

By | 2017-09-21T20:24:41-04:00 January 14th, 2017|Home, News, Website|1 Comment

NOVAC 2017 Election Results

The following members in bold were elected tonight to server NOVAC. We thank them so much for their commitment to our amazing club! Elected Officials 2017 The elected officials of NOVAC are the Officers, each of whom serves a one-year term. Nominations for candidates are made at the November general meeting, and elections are held [...]

By | 2017-01-20T12:35:07-05:00 December 11th, 2016|Home, Meetings|1 Comment