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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  9/19/2018.

By | 2019-12-29T17:18:20-05:00 September 19th, 2018|Home, News|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 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 | 2019-12-29T17:26:55-05:00 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 | 2019-12-29T17:18:37-05:00 September 22nd, 2017|Home, Website|19 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

Turner Mountain Site Improved

Site owner Charlie Turner has recently completed two major improvements to the Turner Mountain observing site. NOVAC members can go to the webpage to see the details of the new improvements. Charlie invites all NOVAC members to come up and see the improvements for themselves! Please join me in thanking Charlie Turner for his hard [...]

By | 2017-01-20T12:35:28-05:00 April 7th, 2014|Home, News|2 Comments

NOVAC 25th Anniversary Speakers

With the recent passing of amateur astronomy legend John Dobson, we've located a video of his humorous remarks to our membership at NOVAC’s 2005 Star Gaze. While doing so, we’ve also found videos of other major speakers that same year including Al Nagler, Phil Harrington and Rod Mollise. You can watch all their talks at [...]

By | 2017-01-20T12:35:29-05:00 February 1st, 2014|Home, Meetings, News, Website|0 Comments

Regional Star Parties

For you far out planners the list was updated with the dates of a few that are set for 2014! Star parties are an important part of the amateur-astronomy scene. Offering dark skies and astronomical fellowship, these events often attract hundreds of enthusiasts. Here is a list of several star parties in and around the [...]

By | 2017-01-20T12:35:35-05:00 March 18th, 2013|Home, News|0 Comments