NOVAC Event Calendar

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

Oct
5
Sat
2019
☽ First Quarter Moon
Oct 5 @ 10:47 am – 10:47 am
Star Gaze @ C.M. Crockett Park
Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Oct
8
Tue
2019
Draconids Meteor Shower
Oct 8 all-day

The Draconids is a minor meteor shower producing only about 10 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet 21P Giacobini-Zinner, which was first discovered in 1900. The Draconids is an unusual shower in that the best viewing is in the early evening instead of early morning like most other showers. The shower runs annually from October 6-10 and peaks this year on the the night of the 8th. The first quarter moon will set shortly after midnight leaving fairly dark skies for observing. Best viewing will be in the early evening from a dark location far away from city lights. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Draco, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

Oct
13
Sun
2019
⚪ Full Moon
Oct 13 @ 3:08 pm – 3:08 pm
Monthly Meeting @ George Mason University
Oct 13 @ 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!

Oct
21
Mon
2019
Orionids Meteor Shower
Oct 21 all-day

The Orionids is an average shower producing up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Halley, which has been known and observed since ancient times. The shower runs annually from October 2 to November 7. It peaks this year on the night of October 21 and the morning of October 22. The second quarter moon will block some of the fainter meteors this year, but the Orionids tend to be fairly bright so it could still be a good show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the constellation Orion, but can appear anywhere in the sky.

☾ Last Quarter Moon
Oct 21 @ 6:39 am – 6:39 am
Oct
25
Fri
2019
Cancelled – Great Meadow Public Night @ Great Meadow
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cancelled - Great Meadow Public Night @ Great Meadow

Cancelled due to poor forecasted weather.

 

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.

Oct
27
Sun
2019
⚫ New Moon
Oct 27 @ 9:38 pm – 9:38 pm
Oct
31
Thu
2019
Mercury Retrograde Begins
Oct 31 all-day

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