The 35th Annual NOVAC Star Gaze: Saturday, October 21

By | 2017-10-23T17:14:58-04:00 September 26th, 2017|News, Public Night|

Join the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club for Star Gaze at C.M. Crockett Park on October 21, 2017 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 at the Great American Eclipse 2017 Map

By | 2017-10-23T17:24:18-04:00 September 22nd, 2017|Home, Website|

As members we travelled far a wide as well stayed at home to take in the Great American Eclipse 2017.   We have added a map with pins that show the location and description of members and their experiences from across the country to the front page of our website.  We will continue to expand [...]

Regional Star Parties Updated!

By | 2017-09-21T20:22:38-04:00 September 21st, 2017|Home, News|

Getting a jump on this coming years Star Party planning? Well I have updated the regional star parties list as best I can based on updated links and what information certain clubs had available at the time. The page still needs to have some formatting updated but the dates are updates as of 09.21.2017.

General Meeting – September 10, at 7:00 PM – Dinner @ Oh George!

By | 2017-09-12T15:07:56-04:00 September 9th, 2017|Meetings, News|

NOVAC will hold it's monthly general membership meeting Sunday, September 10, at 7:00 PM as per usual in Room #163 in Research Hall on the campus of George Mason University. Our pre-meeting dinner at Oh George!, just across the street from the campus in the University Mall Shopping Center, will also take place at our [...]

Cancelled – C.M. Crockett Public Night

By | 2017-07-27T21:33:43-04:00 July 22nd, 2017|Public Night|

Weather forecasts force cancellation of our Public Night again.  The Clear Sky chart[1] predicts transparency and seeing mostly as "Too cloudy to forecast".  As of 11:00 local time, all the other forecasts [2][3][4] predict mostly cloudy to overcast skies with a 15 to 50 percent chance of a thunderstorm or rain.  Conditions won't be suitable [...]

NOVAC Astronomy Day: Saturday, April 29

By | 2017-04-20T11:58:15-04:00 April 20th, 2017|Home, News, Public Night|

Join the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club for Astronomy Day at C.M. Crockett Park on April 29, 2017. Astronomy Day is a national event usually held in or around April to promote and share amateur astronomy. Come out at 3PM to observe the Sun! Stay until nightfall to see some planets and deep sky objects! You [...]