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July 11 – Public Monthly Meeting – Searching for Life on Other Worlds

Searching for Life on Other Worlds Are we alone or do we share our solar system and galaxy with other forms of life? And how widespread are advanced civilizations with whom we could communicate? Robert Naeye Sunday, July 11, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:00 Read more [...]
By |2021-06-15T22:22:54-04:00June 15th, 2021|Home, Meetings, News|0 Comments

June 13 – Public Monthly Meeting – ‘Oumuamua: Our Solar System’s First Known Interstellar Visitor

'Oumuamua – Our Solar System’s First Known Interstellar Visitor The discovery of 'Oumuamua (1I/2019/U1) represented our first detection of a solar system object with an origin that was definitely outside of our solar system.  Its name comes Read more [...]
By |2021-06-09T19:57:50-04:00May 10th, 2021|Home, Meetings, News|0 Comments

May 15 – Astronomy Day 2021

Expand Your Horizons at Astronomy Day 2021 May 15, 2021, 5 PM to 11 PM at C.M. Crockett Park Hosted by the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club, Astronomy Day is an international event coordinated by astronomy clubs around the world to share the night sky with our communities. We're putting on a day full of [...]

By |2021-06-15T22:24:44-04:00April 22nd, 2021|Home, News|0 Comments

May 2 – Public Monthly Meeting – The Last Stargazers

The Last Stargazers Dr. Emily Levesque Sunday, May 2, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST Online event meet.google.com/osh-bcyd-gti Monthly Meeting - Public Invited Abstract: A bird that mimicked a black hole. The astronomer that discovered microwave ovens. A telescope that got shot. The science of astronomy is filled with true stories (and tall tales) of the adventures [...]

By |2021-04-13T18:23:55-04:00April 13th, 2021|Home, Meetings, News|0 Comments

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

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 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

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: https://www.meralastronomy.org/ 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
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