NOVAC Astronomy Day: Saturday, May 11

Astronomy Day

Join NOVAC for Astronomy Day at C. M. Crockett Park on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Astronomy Day is a world-wide event to promote and share amateur astronomy.

Come out at 3 pm to observe the Sun! Stay after nightfall to see double stars and deep sky objects! Enjoy wonderful views of the sky. The program features solar observing through safe filters, telescopes to look at and look through when the stars come out, and presentations about astronomy and the night sky. Crockett Park is the closest public park to Washington, DC from which you can see the Milky Way.

The presentation portion of Astronomy Day is rain or shine – we’ve got two big tents for shelter. Presentations cover a range of topics in amateur and professional astronomy and are generally appropriate for all ages. Younger children will appreciate our field activities and events that are more interactive and hands-on.

For more information see the Astronomy Day page.

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