NOVAC Event Calendar

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NOVAC Event Calendar 2015-05-11T19:16:50+00:00

Mar
20
Wed
2019
Vernal Equinox (Spring)
Mar 20 @ 3:58 pm – 4:58 pm

The date (near March 21 in the northern hemisphere) when night and day are nearly the same length and Sun crosses the celestial equator (i.e., declination 0) moving northward. In the southern hemisphere, the vernal equinox corresponds to the center of the Sun crossing the celestial equator moving southward and occurs on the date of the northern autumnal equinox. The vernal equinox marks the first day of the season of spring.

If you live south of the equator, this is your Fall Equinox.

http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/astronomy/VernalEquinox.html

⚪ Full Moon
Mar 20 @ 7:43 pm – 7:43 pm
Mar
24
Sun
2019
Canton’s Birthday!
Mar 24 all-day

Canton is the fellow who updates your astronomy calendar (full moons, equinoxes, etc.) from his laptop in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It’s his birthday today!

The astronomy calendar is an effort of love and no reciprocity is needed or expected, but if you’d like to say thank you for his efforts, then please visit:

https://cantonbecker.com/astronomy-calendar/credits.html

Mar
28
Thu
2019
Mercury Retrograde Ends
Mar 28 all-day

see http://cantonbecker.com/retrograde for details…

Mar
27
Wed
2019
☾ Last Quarter Moon
Mar 27 @ 10:10 pm – 10:10 pm
Apr
5
Fri
2019
⚫ New Moon
Apr 5 @ 2:50 am – 2:50 am
Cancelled – Great Meadow Public Night @ Great Meadow
Apr 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Cancelled - Great Meadow Public Night @ Great Meadow

Forecasts aren’t good for today, so I’m cancelling the public night.

Ray Young

Great Meadow site coordinator

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See front page of NOVAC Site for changes to event.

More information about Great Meadow including directions and parking visit the Great Meadow Site page.

Apr
6
Sat
2019
Cancelled – C.M. Crockett Public Night @ C.M. Crockett Park
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Cancelled - C.M. Crockett Public Night @ C.M. Crockett Park | Midland | Virginia | United States

Although the Clear Sky Chart shows only 20 to 40% cloud cover[1], the ClearOutside site predicts over 80% of the sky obscured by clouds.[2] WeatherUnderground says 39 to 70%[3] and AccuWeather says ~90% cloud cover.[4]  Other paid weather-guessers predict partly or mostly cloudy and most give a five to fifteen percent chance of measurable precipitation.  Not conditions suitable for star gazing.

Clear skies, dang it!  Please?

Tree Greenwood
Crockett Park Site Coordinator

1 – http://www.cleardarksky.com/c/CrckttPrkVAkey.html
2 – https://clearoutside.com/forecast/38.60/-77.73?view=midday
3 – https://www.wunderground.com/hourly/us/va/midland/date/2019-04-06/22728
4 – https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/midland-va/22728/hourly-weather-forecast/2111280?hour=40

 

Please read the C.M. Crockett Page for park details.

 

Apr
12
Fri
2019
☽ First Quarter Moon
Apr 12 @ 1:06 pm – 1:06 pm
Apr
14
Sun
2019
Monthly Meeting @ George Mason University
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monthly Meeting @ George Mason University | Fairfax | Virginia | United States

Our meetings on the second Sunday of the Month, The events are normally held evening at 7:00 pm in Research Hall Room 163 on the campus of George Mason University.

Our meetings web page, has directions and additional details.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday evenings!