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September Meeting – Studying Wind on Mars (from Earth)

Join NOVAC on September 13 at 7:30pm for our September meeting Location: Online https://meet.google.com/gzt-iwnx-cpx Speaker: Dr. Marian Baker Title: Studying wind on Mars (from Earth): a story of exploration, adaptation, and unexpected discoveries Images returned by Mariner 9, the first spacecraft to orbit Mars in the 1970s, revealed a dry and dusty planet that had been subjected [...]

By | 2020-08-23T08:16:04-04:00 August 23rd, 2020|Home, Meetings|0 Comments

August NOVAC Meeting – Radio Astronomy: The “Longest” View

Join NOVAC at 7:30pm on Sunday, August 9 for our monthly meeting which will be held online. Location: Online https://meet.google.com/qhc-acci-ceu Speaker: Dr. Joe Pesce Title: Radio Astronomy: The "Longest" View In this talk we will explore the field of Radio Astronomy, with a discussion of what it is, how radio observations are made, and what they [...]

By | 2020-08-01T10:00:17-04:00 August 1st, 2020|Home, Meetings|1 Comment

July 12 2020 at 7:30 – Remote Sensing and Spaceborn Planetary Observations

Join NOVAC at 7:30pm on Sunday, July 12 for our monthly meeting which will be held online. Location: Online https://meet.google.com/qns-wmyk-tbo Speaker: Dr. Dennis Reuter Using spaceborne systems to carry out observations of atmospheric and surface properties of the objects in our solar system (including the Earth) provides a wealth of information about the processes that are [...]

By | 2020-07-03T14:06:11-04:00 July 3rd, 2020|Home, Meetings|0 Comments

The Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover; A mission overview and an insider’s perspective

Join us at 8:00pm online at https://meet.google.com/sio-kjec-kzi An overview of the Perseverance Rover’s mission objectives and lifecycle from inception to operation will be presented followed by a discussion of a summer engineering intern’s firsthand experience working with the Perseverance Rover’s team. The presentation will be hosted by Evan Kramer, a spring 2020 graduate from the University [...]

By | 2020-06-28T19:03:41-04:00 June 28th, 2020|Home, Meetings|0 Comments

June 14, 2020 at 7:30 – The Hubble Space Telescope:  30 Years of Cosmic Discovery

Join NOVAC at 7:30 on June 14 for our monthly meeting, which will be held online: Location: Online https://meet.google.com/bpz-ugtk-yqu Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Wiseman This year, we are celebrating Hubble’s 30th anniversary!  Five astronaut servicing missions and phenomenal teams of experts on the ground have kept this facility at the frontier of cosmic discoveries.  In honor of [...]

By | 2020-06-10T08:47:35-04:00 June 10th, 2020|Home, Meetings|1 Comment

In-Person Events Cancelled Through May 10, 2020

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 [...]

By | 2020-03-15T22:05:21-04:00 March 15th, 2020|Home, Meetings, News|2 Comments

NOVAC 2019 Election Results

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 [...]

By | 2018-12-12T19:14:58-05:00 December 12th, 2018|Home, Meetings, News|0 Comments

NOVAC’s Byron Bergert Imaging Group, Saturday August 11th

NOVAC's Byron Bergert Imaging Group will hold its next Processing Party on Saturday August 11 from 10am to 1pm at the Providence Community Center near the Vienna Metro Station.  We'll be in Classroom 1, which is upstairs past the registration desk.  As usual, we're very low key:  come when you like, leave when you like.  [...]

By | 2019-12-29T17:40:07-05:00 July 20th, 2018|Meetings|0 Comments

NOVAC General Meeting – Sunday April 8, at 7:00 PM at GMU

Come join NOVAC members to hear Dr. Tom Fowler from the George Mason University speak. Guests are welcome at our meetings. Topic: Electronically Assisted Astronomy For amateur astronomers today it is “the best of times and the worst of times,” to paraphrase Dickens. We have at our disposal a veritable banquet of sophisticated equipment, much of it [...]

By | 2018-04-09T17:37:59-04:00 April 5th, 2018|Meetings, News|0 Comments