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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 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

The Horsehead Nebula by Jeff McFarlin

This stunning image of the Horsehead Nebula was captured by NOVAC member Jeff McFarlin. Jeff writes: The Horsehead Nebula (also known as Barnard 33) is a small dark nebula in the constellation Orion, and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. The Horsehead Nebula is approximately 422 parsecs or 1,375 light-years [...]

By |2021-02-18T23:04:20-05:00February 18th, 2021|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 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 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

New Astronomical League Mid East Regional Chapter

The Astronomical League (AL) has solidified a Mid East regional chapter and has put up a nice website of clubs, resources and events all focused in this part of the nation. Please take a look when you get a chance: Click here for the AL Facebook Page. Finally, they have published a calendar which celebrates [...]

By |2021-02-09T09:46:35-05:00December 5th, 2020|Home, News, Website|0 Comments

NOVAC tops 1,000 members!

NOVAC hit a milestone last month, and has grown to a community of more than 1,000 members of all level (novice to expert) who share diverse interests in astronomy! Our members, old and new, beginner and experienced, continue support each other's shared interests and take advantage of NOVAC's: Access to dark sky sites for observing [...]

By |2020-10-04T11:37:46-04:00October 4th, 2020|About, Home, News|2 Comments

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

NOVAC Astronomy Day: Saturday, May 11

Join NOVAC for Astronomy Day at C. M. Crockett Park on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Astronomy Day is a world-wide event to promote and share amateur astronomy. Come out at 3 pm to observe the Sun! Stay after nightfall to see double stars and deep sky objects! Enjoy wonderful views of the sky. The program [...]

By |2019-12-29T17:44:48-05:00April 21st, 2019|News, Public Night|0 Comments
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