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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

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

October NOVAC Meeting – The American Astronomical Society: History, Purpose and Future

Sunday, October 11; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Location: Online https://meet.google.com/uqm-ppvw-gzd Speaker: Kevin B. Marvel, Executive Officer, American Astronomical Society Title: The American Astronomical Society: History, Purpose and Future Kevin will present a brief history of the American Astronomical Society, how it began, how it has grown and what it is doing today. He’ll share opportunities [...]

By |2020-09-23T19:57:37-04:00September 23rd, 2020|Home, Meetings|0 Comments

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 |2020-08-23T08:16:04-04:00August 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 |2020-08-01T10:00:17-04:00August 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 |2020-07-03T14:06:11-04:00July 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 |2020-06-28T19:03:41-04:00June 28th, 2020|Home, Meetings|0 Comments
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