December 13 Meeting, the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers

Sunday, December 13; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Location: Online Speaker: Shawn Dilles & Carl Hergenrother Title: Association of Lunar & Planetary Observers 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 to stimulate, coordinate, and generally promote [...]

By | 2020-11-29T09:24:09-05:00 November 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 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 | 2020-10-31T10:31:01-04:00 October 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 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 | 2020-09-23T19:57:37-04:00 September 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 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 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 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 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 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