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June 13 – Public Monthly Meeting – ‘Oumuamua: Our Solar System’s First Known Interstellar Visitor

'Oumuamua – Our Solar System’s First Known Interstellar Visitor The discovery of 'Oumuamua (1I/2019/U1) represented our first detection of a solar system object with an origin that was definitely outside of our solar system.  Its name comes Read more [...]
By |2021-06-09T19:57:50-04:00May 10th, 2021|Home, Meetings, News|0 Comments

May 15 – Astronomy Day 2021

Expand Your Horizons at Astronomy Day 2021 May 15, 2021, 5 PM to 11 PM at C.M. Crockett Park Update: Event is confirmed! See you tonight!   Note: Masks are required throughout the event. This event is also weather-dependent and may be cancelled because of significant cloud cover or precipitation. Hosted by the Northern [...]

By |2021-05-15T12:51:34-04:00April 22nd, 2021|Home, News|0 Comments

May 2 – Public Monthly Meeting – The Last Stargazers

The Last Stargazers Dr. Emily Levesque Sunday, May 2, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST Online event meet.google.com/osh-bcyd-gti Monthly Meeting - Public Invited Abstract: A bird that mimicked a black hole. The astronomer that discovered microwave ovens. A telescope that got shot. The science of astronomy is filled with true stories (and tall tales) of the adventures [...]

By |2021-04-13T18:23:55-04:00April 13th, 2021|Home, Meetings, News|0 Comments

April 11 – Public Monthly Meeting – Asteroids and Comets: Earth’s Nearest Neighbors

Asteroids and Comets: Earth's Nearest Neighbors Dr. Amy Mainzer Sunday, April 11, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST Online event meet.google.com/osh-bcyd-gti Monthly Meeting - Public Invited Abstract: Asteroids and comets, leftover fragments from the formation of our solar system, represent repositories of primordial material. As such, they provide clues to the processes by which planetary systems [...]

By |2021-03-23T15:09:22-04:00March 23rd, 2021|Home, Meetings, 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 http://meet.google.com/aoj-rfxn-oqd 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 |2021-02-15T12:33:11-05:00February 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 https://meet.google.com/aoj-rfxn-oqd 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 |2021-02-01T20:08:19-05:00February 1st, 2021|Home, Meetings, News|2 Comments

New Astronomical League Mid East Regional Chapter

The Astronomical League (AL) has solidified a Mid East regional chapter and has put up a nice website of clubs, resources and events all focused in this part of the nation. Please take a look when you get a chance: https://www.meralastronomy.org/ Click here for the AL Facebook Page. Finally, they have published a calendar which celebrates [...]

By |2021-02-09T09:46:35-05:00December 5th, 2020|Home, News, Website|0 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 https://meet.google.com/xtw-gjjx-udg 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 |2021-02-09T09:59:39-05:00November 29th, 2020|Home, Meetings|0 Comments

November 8 Meeting, Solar Eclipses: Science and Spectacle

Sunday, November 8; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Location: Online https://meet.google.com/quz-byer-ogm Speaker: Jay Pasachoff Title: Solar Eclipses: Science and Spectacle As a veteran of 72 solar eclipses—including 35 total solar eclipses, 18 annular solar eclipses, and 19 partial solar eclipses–astronomer Jay Pasachoff is uniquely positioned to share recent scientific work related to eclipses, international coordination of [...]

By |2020-10-31T10:31:01-04:00October 31st, 2020|Home, Meetings|0 Comments

NOVAC tops 1,000 members!

NOVAC hit a milestone last month, and has grown to a community of more than 1,000 members of all level (novice to expert) who share diverse interests in astronomy! Our members, old and new, beginner and experienced, continue support each other's shared interests and take advantage of NOVAC's: Access to dark sky sites for observing [...]

By |2020-10-04T11:37:46-04:00October 4th, 2020|About, Home, News|2 Comments
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