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The Horsehead Nebula by Jeff McFarlin

By |2021-02-18T23:04:20-05:00February 18th, 2021|News|

This stunning image of the Horsehead Nebula was captured by NOVAC member Jeff McFarlin. Jeff writes: The Horsehead Nebula (also known as Barnard 33) is a small dark nebula in the constellation Orion, and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. The Horsehead Nebula is approximately 422 parsecs or 1,375 light-years [...]

March 14 – Public Monthly Meeting – The Mysterious Great Dimming of Betelgeuse

By |2021-02-15T12:33:11-05:00February 15th, 2021|Home, Meetings, News|

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 [...]

February 14 – Public Monthly Meeting – Finding Light in the Dark

By |2021-02-01T20:08:19-05:00February 1st, 2021|Home, Meetings, News|

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 [...]

New Astronomical League Mid East Regional Chapter

By |2021-02-09T09:46:35-05:00December 5th, 2020|Home, News, Website|

The Astronomical League (AL) has solidified a Mid East regional chapter and has put up a nice website of clubs, resources and events all focused in this part of the nation. Please take a look when you get a chance: https://www.meralastronomy.org/ Click here for the AL Facebook Page. Finally, they have published a calendar which celebrates [...]

December 13 – Public Monthly Meeting – The Association of Lunar & Planetary Observers

By |2021-02-09T09:59:39-05:00November 29th, 2020|Home, Meetings|

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 [...]

November 8 Meeting, Solar Eclipses: Science and Spectacle

By |2020-10-31T10:31:01-04:00October 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 |2020-10-04T11:37:46-04:00October 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 |2020-09-23T19:57:37-04:00September 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 |2020-08-23T08:16:04-04:00August 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 [...]

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