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Binocular Messier and the AL Observing Program

March is the time of the year when the Messier Marathon is possible.  This is also a great time to get started on your Binocular Messier observing program. A very useful resource (I would say essential) for observational astronomy is Sky and Telescope's Pocket Sky Atlas.  It is available from many sources for less than [...]

By | 2018-03-12T18:48:58-04:00 March 12th, 2018|Home, News, Public Night, Website|0 Comments

NOVAC at the Great American Eclipse 2017 Map

As members we travelled far a wide as well stayed at home to take in the Great American Eclipse 2017.   We have added a map with pins that show the location and description of members and their experiences from across the country to the front page of our website.  We will continue to expand [...]

By | 2017-10-23T17:24:18-04:00 September 22nd, 2017|Home, Website|19 Comments

Amazon Smile and NOVAC

NOVAC is now a recipient in Amazon’s charitable effort, Amazon Smile.   This program is simple -  if you choose to participate in this Amazon program, Amazon will donate 0.5% of prices of  their eligible purchases to NOVAC.  Your Amazon prices stay the same.  The shopping is the same.  All that is different is telling [...]

By | 2017-09-21T20:24:41-04:00 January 14th, 2017|Home, News, Website|1 Comment

AHSP 2016 Videos and Photos

The videos from the presentations have been posted as well attendees have been sending images and photos of the events in over the past several weeks now.  Check out the front page of www.ahsp.org for some amazing work all the way around from a great time this year.  We hope to see you all up [...]

By | 2017-09-09T13:20:33-04:00 September 16th, 2016|AHSP, Website|0 Comments

AHSP 2014 registration is now LIVE!

Registration is now live for our 10th anniversary event at TMI, Spruce Knob, West Virginia.  Registration usually goes quick and has sold out the last 5 years. NOVAC hosts the Almost Heaven Star Party (AHSP) at the Spruce Knob Mountain Center each year. The event attracts nearly 200 amateur astronomers from all over the region and showcases [...]

By | 2017-01-20T12:35:27-05:00 May 4th, 2014|AHSP, News, Website|0 Comments

Removed website visual navigation

If you are looking for the front page navigation images/slider they have been removed to provide more information and news space on the front page of the website. All the pages and information are linked in the regular site navigation or in the tabs on the top of the website. If you can't find something [...]

By | 2017-01-20T12:35:29-05:00 March 9th, 2014|News, Website|0 Comments

NOVAC 25th Anniversary Speakers

With the recent passing of amateur astronomy legend John Dobson, we've located a video of his humorous remarks to our membership at NOVAC’s 2005 Star Gaze. While doing so, we’ve also found videos of other major speakers that same year including Al Nagler, Phil Harrington and Rod Mollise. You can watch all their talks at [...]

By | 2017-01-20T12:35:29-05:00 February 1st, 2014|Home, Meetings, News, Website|0 Comments

Comet ISON information

Latest new and resource links from EarthSky - http://earthsky.org/space/big-sun-diving-comet-ison-might-be-spectacular-in-2013   Mike Lewis interviewed in this Washington Post article on Comet ISON!   John McDonnell did a presentation at our monthly meeting in October and has placed the Comet ISON information and links on this Astro Page so we can keep an eye on how things progress [...]

By | 2017-01-20T12:35:31-05:00 October 15th, 2013|News, Website|0 Comments

New NOVAC Website

Fellow NOVAC members, It’s my pleasure to announce a major upgrade of the NOVAC website, located at: http://www.novac.com/ The site’s new look and organization are the product of many months of work by Chris Lee, supported by numerous other NOVAC members along the way. We hope you find the information that on the new site to be easier to find, relevant, and up-to-date.

By | 2017-01-20T12:35:40-05:00 January 5th, 2013|News, Website|1 Comment