Today the CDC updated their guidance to recommend that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States. To comply with this recommendation, NOVAC will take the following actions to modify our plans through May 10, 2020: We [...]
In accordance with CDC recommendations, NOVAC is cancelling in-person events through May 10, 2020. We will make every attempt to reschedule Astronomy Day later in the year so we can enjoy the wisdom of our speakers and the beautiful observing the the field at C.M. Crockett Park affords us.
Join the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club for Star Gaze at C.M. Crockett Park on October 5th, 2019 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. [...]
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.
On Sunday those present at the general meeting elected 2019's club officers: President: Chris Kagy Vice President: Alan Goldberg Treasurer: Paul Derby Secretary: John McDonnell Trustee: George Doschek (2 yr term) Trustee: Paul Severance (2 yr term) Trustee: Arlen Raasch (2 yr term) The term office will begin on January 1, 2019. The next general [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]