NOVAC Event Calendar

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

Apr
19
Fri
2019
⚪ Full Moon
Apr 19 @ 5:12 am – 5:12 am
Apr
22
Mon
2019
Lyrids Meteor Shower
Apr 22 – Apr 23 all-day

The Lyrids is an average shower, usually producing about 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet C/1861 G1 Thatcher, which was discovered in 1861. The shower runs annually from April 16-25. It peaks this year on the night of the night of the 22nd and morning of the 23rd. These meteors can sometimes produce bright dust trails that last for several seconds. The waning gibbous moon will block out many of the fainter meteors this year, but if you are patient you should still be able to catch a few of the brightest ones. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Lyra, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

Apr
26
Fri
2019
☾ Last Quarter Moon
Apr 26 @ 4:18 pm – 4:18 pm
May
4
Sat
2019
⚫ New Moon
May 4 @ 4:45 pm – 4:45 pm
May
5
Sun
2019
Monthly Meeting @ George Mason University
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monthly Meeting @ George Mason University | Fairfax | Virginia | United States
This meeting is moved to a week earlier to avoid Mothers Day.  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 web page, http://www.novac.com/meetings/, has directions and additional details.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday evenings!

 

 

 

 

May
6
Mon
2019
Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower
May 6 – May 7 all-day

The Eta Aquarids is an above average shower, capable of producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. Most of the activity is seen in the Southern Hemisphere. In the Northern Hemisphere, the rate can reach about 30 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet Halley, which has known and observed since ancient times. The shower runs annually from April 19 to May 28. It peaks this year on the night of May 6 and the morning of the May 7. The thin crescent moon will set early in the evening leaving dark skies for what should be a good show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Aquarius, but can appear anywhere in the sky

May
10
Fri
2019
Great Meadow Public Night @ Great Meadow
May 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Great Meadow Public Night @ Great Meadow

 

Great Meadow site coordinatorSee front page of NOVAC Site for changes to event.

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

May
11
Sat
2019
Astronomy Day @ C.M. Crockett Park
May 11 all-day
Astronomy Day @ C.M. Crockett Park

Head over to the Astronomy Day page for more information.

☽ First Quarter Moon
May 11 @ 7:12 pm – 7:12 pm
May
18
Sat
2019
Blue Moon (seasonal)
May 18 all-day

The third full moon in a season of four full moons.