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December 13 Meeting, the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers

By | 2020-11-29T09:24:09-05:00 November 29th, 2020|Home, Meetings|

Sunday, December 13; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Location: Online https://meet.google.com/xtw-gjjx-udg Speaker: Shawn Dilles & Carl Hergenrother Title: Association of Lunar & Planetary Observers 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 to stimulate, coordinate, and generally promote [...]

November 8 Meeting, Solar Eclipses: Science and Spectacle

By | 2020-10-31T10:31:01-04:00 October 31st, 2020|Home, Meetings|

Sunday, November 8; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Location: Online https://meet.google.com/quz-byer-ogm Speaker: Jay Pasachoff Title: Solar Eclipses: Science and Spectacle As a veteran of 72 solar eclipses—including 35 total solar eclipses, 18 annular solar eclipses, and 19 partial solar eclipses–astronomer Jay Pasachoff is uniquely positioned to share recent scientific work related to eclipses, international coordination of [...]

NOVAC tops 1,000 members!

By | 2020-10-04T11:37:46-04:00 October 4th, 2020|About, Home, News|

NOVAC hit a milestone last month, and has grown to a community of more than 1,000 members of all level (novice to expert) who share diverse interests in astronomy! Our members, old and new, beginner and experienced, continue support each other's shared interests and take advantage of NOVAC's: Access to dark sky sites for observing [...]

October NOVAC Meeting – The American Astronomical Society: History, Purpose and Future

By | 2020-09-23T19:57:37-04:00 September 23rd, 2020|Home, Meetings|

Sunday, October 11; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Location: Online https://meet.google.com/uqm-ppvw-gzd Speaker: Kevin B. Marvel, Executive Officer, American Astronomical Society Title: The American Astronomical Society: History, Purpose and Future Kevin will present a brief history of the American Astronomical Society, how it began, how it has grown and what it is doing today. He’ll share opportunities [...]

September Meeting – Studying Wind on Mars (from Earth)

By | 2020-08-23T08:16:04-04:00 August 23rd, 2020|Home, Meetings|

Join NOVAC on September 13 at 7:30pm for our September meeting Location: Online https://meet.google.com/gzt-iwnx-cpx Speaker: Dr. Marian Baker Title: Studying wind on Mars (from Earth): a story of exploration, adaptation, and unexpected discoveries Images returned by Mariner 9, the first spacecraft to orbit Mars in the 1970s, revealed a dry and dusty planet that had been subjected [...]

August NOVAC Meeting – Radio Astronomy: The “Longest” View

By | 2020-08-01T10:00:17-04:00 August 1st, 2020|Home, Meetings|

Join NOVAC at 7:30pm on Sunday, August 9 for our monthly meeting which will be held online. Location: Online https://meet.google.com/qhc-acci-ceu Speaker: Dr. Joe Pesce Title: Radio Astronomy: The "Longest" View In this talk we will explore the field of Radio Astronomy, with a discussion of what it is, how radio observations are made, and what they [...]

July 12 2020 at 7:30 – Remote Sensing and Spaceborn Planetary Observations

By | 2020-07-03T14:06:11-04:00 July 3rd, 2020|Home, Meetings|

Join NOVAC at 7:30pm on Sunday, July 12 for our monthly meeting which will be held online. Location: Online https://meet.google.com/qns-wmyk-tbo Speaker: Dr. Dennis Reuter Using spaceborne systems to carry out observations of atmospheric and surface properties of the objects in our solar system (including the Earth) provides a wealth of information about the processes that are [...]

The Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover; A mission overview and an insider’s perspective

By | 2020-06-28T19:03:41-04:00 June 28th, 2020|Home, Meetings|

Join us at 8:00pm online at https://meet.google.com/sio-kjec-kzi An overview of the Perseverance Rover’s mission objectives and lifecycle from inception to operation will be presented followed by a discussion of a summer engineering intern’s firsthand experience working with the Perseverance Rover’s team. The presentation will be hosted by Evan Kramer, a spring 2020 graduate from the University [...]

June 14, 2020 at 7:30 – The Hubble Space Telescope:  30 Years of Cosmic Discovery

By | 2020-06-10T08:47:35-04:00 June 10th, 2020|Home, Meetings|

Join NOVAC at 7:30 on June 14 for our monthly meeting, which will be held online: Location: Online https://meet.google.com/bpz-ugtk-yqu Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Wiseman This year, we are celebrating Hubble’s 30th anniversary!  Five astronaut servicing missions and phenomenal teams of experts on the ground have kept this facility at the frontier of cosmic discoveries.  In honor of [...]