Throughout the month of April members of the public will be joining with amateur clubs around the world in this global celebration of astronomy. Our own organization, the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club (NOVAC) will host its Astronomy Day event on Saturday, April 21st at C.M. Crockett Park giving members of the public a rare [...]
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 [...]
Join NOVAC for Astronomy Day at Sky Meadows State Park on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Astronomy Day is a national event usually held in or around April to promote and share amateur astronomy. Come out at 3 pm to observe the Sun! Stay until nightfall to see some planets and deep sky objects! Click the links below for more [...]
Join NOVAC for Astronomy Day at Sky Meadows State Park on May 31, 2014. Come out at 3PM to observe the Sun! Stay until nightfall to see some planets and deep sky objects! Entrance to the park ends at 9pm no exceptions! Enjoy the wonderful views of the landscape and night sky from the flanks of the Blue Ridge Mountains. [...]
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 [...]
The whole family will enjoy this free event! Activities include: safe views of the sun, fun games for kids, a guided tour of the night sky and spectacular views of the universe through club member’s telescopes. Special presentations in our big tent – Rain or Shine – “Just Do It! Getting Started in Astrophotography” by Bob [...]