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NOVAC Treasurer’s report and Thank you NOVAC volunteers and donors!

A big thank you to all NOVAC members for your volunteer and financial support during 2017! As of Feb 22, 2018, we have 675 full dues members and 189 “additional" members for a total of 864 NOVAC household members. Our club gains its strength from your membership and volunteer participation. Last month about 90 NOVAC [...]

By | 2018-02-23T08:39:48-05:00 February 22nd, 2018|Members Only, News|0 Comments

Great Meadow Public Night Feb 18 – Cancelled

I'm cancelling public night. Great Meadow fields are soft already. The melting snow will make it worse. When using the dirt roads to access our site, remember to try not veer off, causing damage and widening of the roads. We are grateful to be guests at Great Meadow so please don't damage the facilities. I [...]

By | 2018-02-20T17:59:45-05:00 February 18th, 2018|News, Public Night|0 Comments

Great Meadow Public Night Feb 18 – TBD

There's a public night scheduled tomorrow, Feb 18, at Great Meadow. The weather forecast is pretty decent. However, the state of the field is not known. I will send out an email tomorrow as to whether the ground is too wet to hold the event. A group of special needs scouts who are taking the [...]

By | 2018-02-18T11:27:57-05:00 February 17th, 2018|News, Public Night|0 Comments

Cancelled – C.M. Crockett Public Night – 17 February

A nasty wintery mix of rain, sleet, freezing rain and/or snow tomorrow afternoon and evening isn't suitable for telescopes, astronomers or the general public. Hoping for Clear skies for future dates, Tree Greenwood Crockett Park Site Coordinator

By | 2018-02-17T20:32:23-05:00 February 16th, 2018|News, Public Night|0 Comments

Byron Bergert Imaging Group on April 14th 10am – 1pm

NOVAC’s Byron Bergert Imaging Group will hold its next Processing Party on Saturday April 14th from 10am to 1pm at the Providence Community Center near the Vienna Metro Station. We’ll be in Multipurpose Room 1, which is to the left past the registration desk. As usual, we’re very low key: come when you like, leave [...]

By | 2018-07-20T11:21:09-04:00 February 13th, 2018|Meetings, News|0 Comments

NOVAC General Meeting February 11

Hello NOVAC! Thank you for turning out in force in January for our first meeting of the year. Our speaker for February, Dr. Michelle Thaller will be speaking and her topic is A Solar System of Surprises. I've not heard Dr. Thaller speak in person, but have occasionally listened to her podcast, Orbital Path, and found [...]

By | 2018-02-13T18:41:20-05:00 January 23rd, 2018|Meetings, News|0 Comments

Byron Bergert Imaging Group on Feb 3 10:00a – 1:00p

NOVAC's Byron Bergert Imaging Group will hold its Groundhog Day +1 Processing Party, featuring Special Guest Processor John Kasianowicz, on Saturday February 3 from 10am to 1pm at the Providence Community Center near the Vienna Metro Station. We'll be in Multipurpose Room 1, which is to the left past the registration desk. As usual, we're [...]

By | 2018-02-13T18:54:18-05:00 January 22nd, 2018|Meetings, News|0 Comments

NOVAC General Meeting – Sunday January 14, at 7:00 PM at GMU

NOVAC will hold its next monthly general membership meeting Sunday January 14, at 7:00 PM in Room #163 in Research Hall on the campus of George Mason University. Our speaker will be Br. Guy Consolmagno SJ, whom many of you know as coauthor of Turn Left at Orion. NOVAC’s general meeting is open to the [...]

By | 2018-01-23T18:05:57-05:00 December 16th, 2017|Meetings, News|0 Comments

NOVAC 2018 Election Results

On Sunday, December 10, at the General Meeting, the club elected officers for 2018. I am honored to be serving as President for the coming year.  Please join me in congratulating the others elected last night: Vice President: Alan Goldberg Secretary: John McDonnell Treasurer: Paul Derby Trustees (2 yr term): Zack Panitzke, John Higbee There are three other [...]

By | 2018-12-12T19:15:59-05:00 December 11th, 2017|Meetings, News|1 Comment