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Vacation Viewing: The Lunar Eclipse from Starbase, TX

While much of Northern Virginia was shrouded in clouds for last weekend’s total lunar eclipse, I was fortunate enough to be under the crystal clear skies of South Texas. The trip had been planned months in advance to align two of my passions: rockets and the night sky. And what a trip it was. For [...]

By |2022-05-22T11:03:43-04:00May 22nd, 2022|News|0 Comments

Public Monthly Meeting – Supermassive Black Holes at the Center of M87 and Milky Way Galaxies: What We Learn

Public Monthly Meeting - Supermassive Black Holes at the Center of M87 and Milky Way: What We Learn   Razieh Emami, Ph.D. Sunday, June 12, 2022 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST Online event meet.google.com/osh-bcyd-gti Monthly Read more [...]
By |2022-05-16T20:40:23-04:00May 16th, 2022|Home, Meetings, News|0 Comments

May 15 – Public Monthly Meeting – Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover: From Launch to Landing

Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover: From Launch to Landing   Swati Mohan, Ph.D. Sunday, May 15, 2022 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST Online event meet.google.com/osh-bcyd-gti Monthly Meeting - Public Invited   Abstract: The Read more [...]
By |2022-05-14T09:10:20-04:00April 13th, 2022|Home, Meetings, News|0 Comments

Fairfax County Announces First Annual One Dark Hour Event

The Fairfax County Park Authority is encouraging participation in the first annual One Dark Hour event. On April 22, the Fairfax County Park Authority is hoping residents will join them in turning off their lights to raise awareness of the importance of dark skies. Park Authorities ask you take part by turning off your outdoor [...]

By |2022-04-15T19:01:07-04:00April 12th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Join NOVAC at Viva Vienna 2022!

Join NOVAC at Viva Vienna 2022! NOVAC will host a tent on Sunday May 29th and Monday May 30th (event days #2 and #3) at this annual carnival of family fun.  Viva Vienna serves as a major fundraising opportunity for the Vienna Rotary Club so that it may, in turn, provide support for charitable, educational, [...]

By |2022-04-15T19:06:18-04:00April 12th, 2022|News|0 Comments

Astro-Traveler Paul Derby Visits the Prime Meridian!

Suffering from COVID isolation or cabin fever?   Longing to get out and do something related to your astronomy hobby? Consider a trip to London!  My spouse was headed there for work meetings and I decided to tag along.   Read about my travels and astronomy Read more [...]
By |2022-04-15T19:15:44-04:00April 6th, 2022|News|0 Comments
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