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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 |2018-02-18T11:27:57-05:00February 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 |2018-02-17T20:32:23-05:00February 16th, 2018|News, Public Night|0 Comments

Public Event Cancelled for C.M. Crockett

The public night scheduled for 18 November is canceled.  Although the Clear Sky Chart[1] currently says only 50% of the sky will be covered by clouds, all of the other forecasts predict "cloudy"[2] or "mostly cloudy"[3][4] with a chance of precipitation.  DC television weather-guessers all agree it will be mostly cloudy tomorrow evening with differing [...]

By |2019-12-28T14:54:00-05:00November 18th, 2017|News, Public Night|0 Comments

The 35th Annual NOVAC Star Gaze: Saturday, October 21

Join the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club for Star Gaze at C.M. Crockett Park on October 21, 2017 from 3 pm to 11 pm! You don’t need any astronomy experience or equipment at all to enjoy Star Gaze. Enjoy the wonderful views of the landscape and night sky from one of our local dark sky sites. [...]

By |2019-12-28T15:02:38-05:00September 26th, 2017|News, Public Night|0 Comments

Cancelled – C.M. Crockett Public Night

Weather forecasts force cancellation of our Public Night again.  The Clear Sky chart[1] predicts transparency and seeing mostly as "Too cloudy to forecast".  As of 11:00 local time, all the other forecasts [2][3][4] predict mostly cloudy to overcast skies with a 15 to 50 percent chance of a thunderstorm or rain.  Conditions won't be suitable [...]

By |2017-07-27T21:33:43-04:00July 22nd, 2017|Public Night|0 Comments

NOVAC Astronomy Day: Saturday, April 29

Join the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club for Astronomy Day at C.M. Crockett Park on April 29, 2017. Astronomy Day is a national event usually held in or around April to promote and share amateur astronomy. Come out at 3PM to observe the Sun! Stay until nightfall to see some planets and deep sky objects! You [...]

By |2017-04-20T11:58:15-04:00April 20th, 2017|Home, News, Public Night|0 Comments
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