Forecast of heavy rains force cancellation of the public night at Great Meadow. We'll try again in August. Ray Young Great Meadow site coordinator
Weather forecasts force cancellation of our Public Night again. The Clear Sky chart predicts transparency and seeing mostly as "Too cloudy to forecast". As of 11:00 local time, all the other forecasts  predict mostly cloudy to overcast skies with a 15 to 50 percent chance of a thunderstorm or rain. Conditions won't be suitable [...]
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 [...]
Due to the cloudy weather today, the Great Meadow public night is cancelled. Ray
Strong, gusty winds will make conditions unsuitable for astronomy with portable equipment this evening according to the weather forecasts. We don't want to disappoint the public with shaky views where they will see little if anything of interest. Weather forecasts agree that thunderstorms will be gone and the skies clear by or shortly after sundown. [...]
The event is cancelled due to poor weather conditions. Sorry! Ray Young, Site Coordinator
The video below is the first of four presentations in the playlist of videos for Astronomy Day 2016. Thanks to our great presenters this year!
NOVAC's annual Astronomy Day event is coming: this Saturday 3pm - 11pm at Sky Meadows State Park! We've got a host of astronomy-related activities on the schedule, from radio and solar observing to games and educations activities for kids. We've also got four great speakers lined up to speak about dark skies, the scale of [...]
The public events for Crockett and Great Meadow are cancelled due to bad weather projected for this evening! Sorry and see you all next month.
Unfortunately tonight's public night is canceled, the third cancelled Crockett Public Night in a row. The astronomy forecast predicts 70 percent or more cloud cover and the local forecast is cloudy with a 20% chance of showers or drizzle. Not acceptable conditions; nobody wants precipitation on lenses, mirrors or electronics. Hoping for clear skies next [...]