Asteroids and Comets: Earth's Nearest Neighbors Dr. Amy Mainzer Sunday, April 11, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST Online event meet.google.com/osh-bcyd-gti Monthly Meeting - Public Invited Abstract: Asteroids and comets, leftover fragments from the formation of our solar system, represent repositories of primordial material. As such, they provide clues to the processes by which planetary systems [...]
The Mysterious Great Dimming of Betelgeuse Dr. Andrea Dupree, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian Sunday, March 14, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST Online event http://meet.google.com/aoj-rfxn-oqd Monthly Meeting - Public Invited Abstract: The bright cool supergiant Betelgeuse became historically faint a little over one year ago in early February 2020. Various explanations have been [...]
Finding Light in the Dark Linda Thomas-Fowler Sunday, February 14, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST Online event https://meet.google.com/aoj-rfxn-oqd Monthly Meeting - Public Invited Linda will present an overview of her journey in astrophotography including the obstacles encountered and how they were overcome. She talks about her motivation for doing imaging, the learning curve and the [...]
Association of Lunar & Planetary Observers Shawn Dilles & Carl Hergenrother Sunday, December 13, 2020 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST Online event https://meet.google.com/xtw-gjjx-udg Monthly Meeting - Public Invited The Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers (ALPO) is an international organization devoted to study the Sun, Moon, planets, asteroids, meteors, and comets. The ALOP’s goals are [...]
NOVAC’s general meetings are open to club members and the general public alike, and are held on the campus of George Mason University (directions) in Fairfax, Virginia. Research Hall is easily identified by the observatory attached to the side of the building. Paid parking is available in the Shenandoah parking structure. Some members have also chosen to [...]
NOVAC's general meeting will be held on the campus of George Mason University on Sunday, February 8th. We will meet in Observatory Tower Showcase at 7:00 p.m. If you’ve recently done some public outreach work, or if you’ve had a particularly good observing session lately, please consider taking a few minutes during the meeting to [...]
We hope that you'll be able to attend this month's general meeting in Research Hall Room 163 on the GMU campus. NOVAC meetings are open to the public; guests and interested members of the public are warmly welcomed. Our guest speaker this month will be Bob Murphy, who will be speaking on "The Moon in [...]
Did you miss the September general meeting and presentation or just want to see the slides again? Well here it is! Thanks Chip!