In-Person Events Cancelled Through May 10, 2020

By | 2020-03-15T22:05:21-04:00 March 15th, 2020|Home, Meetings, News|

Today the CDC updated their guidance to recommend that for the next 8 weeks, organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States. To comply with this recommendation, NOVAC will take the following actions to modify our plans through May 10, 2020: We [...]

Cancelled – Astronomy Day! April 25, 2020

By | 2020-03-15T21:59:56-04:00 March 7th, 2020|Home, Star Party|

In accordance with CDC recommendations, NOVAC is cancelling in-person events through May 10, 2020.  We will make every attempt to reschedule Astronomy Day later in the year so we can enjoy the wisdom of our speakers and the beautiful observing the the field at C.M. Crockett Park affords us.

The 37th Annual NOVAC Star Gaze: Saturday, October 5th

By | 2019-12-28T15:02:39-05:00 September 10th, 2019|Home, Public Night, Star Party|

Join the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club for Star Gaze at C.M. Crockett Park on October 5th, 2019 from 3 pm to 11 pm! You don’t need any astronomy experience or equipment at all to enjoy Star Gaze. Enjoy the wonderful views of the landscape and night sky from one of our local dark sky sites. [...]

NOVAC Astronomy Day: Saturday, May 11

By | 2019-12-29T17:44:48-05:00 April 21st, 2019|News, Public Night|

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 [...]

M87 black hole

By | 2019-04-11T21:31:57-04:00 April 11th, 2019|AHSP, Home, News|

Tom Finkenbinder provided this information to go along the feature image and the Skynet and multi-messenger Astronomy slide presentation: Shortly before the presentation I made at AHSP 2018 at Spruce Knob last Fall, I asked for ideas from the Skynet team at UNC about the radio astronomy features they added to the network with the [...]

NOVAC 2019 Election Results

By | 2018-12-12T19:14:58-05:00 December 12th, 2018|Home, Meetings, News|

On Sunday those present at the general meeting elected 2019's club officers: President: Chris Kagy Vice President: Alan Goldberg Treasurer: Paul Derby Secretary: John McDonnell Trustee: George Doschek (2 yr term) Trustee: Paul Severance (2 yr term) Trustee: Arlen Raasch (2 yr term) The term office will begin on January 1, 2019. The next general [...]