Cancelled C.M. Crockett Public Night

Cancelling the public night for C. M Crockett Park scheduled for tonight. This is a tough call. Weather forecasts don't agree as of 08:00. The Clear Sky Chart forecast says skies will clear to 20% coverage at 17:00 and then clear completely by 19:00. Forecasts by WeatherUnderground, Weather_Channel and Weather.com show clearing later with the [...]

By | 2018-03-17T10:40:22-04:00 March 17th, 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

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