Nov
8
Sun
2020
Monthly Meeting @ Online
Nov 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov
15
Sun
2020
Cancelled – Great Meadow Public Night @ Great Meadow
Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cancelled - Great Meadow Public Night @ Great Meadow

Public nights at Great Meadow are on hold due to the pandemic. We look forward to holding these events again when everyone’s safety can be assured!

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.

Dec
13
Sun
2020
Cancelled – Great Meadow Public Night @ Great Meadow
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cancelled - Great Meadow Public Night @ Great Meadow

Public nights at Great Meadow are on hold due to the pandemic. We look forward to holding these events again when everyone’s safety can be assured!

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.

Feb
6
Sat
2021
Cancelled – C.M. Crockett Public Night @ C.M. Crockett Park
Feb 6 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Feb
14
Sun
2021
Monthly Meeting – Finding Light in the Dark @ Online via Google Meet
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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

Abstract:

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 rewards. She also talks about how outreach efforts helped her improve her own skills while helping others at same time.

Mar
6
Sat
2021
C.M. Crockett Public Night @ C.M. Crockett Park
Mar 6 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
C.M. Crockett Public Night @ C.M. Crockett Park | Midland | Virginia | United States

RSVP here.

Members of the public are invited to view the wonders of the universe through the telescopes of NOVAC volunteers. You do not need to be a member of the club or own any astronomical equipment to attend. Masks are required and up to 10 visitors at a time are allowed around a single telescope.

Featured objects include Mars, Uranus, the Orion Nebula, various star clusters, and even our closest galactic neighbor, the Andromeda Galaxy.

After arriving at the main gate, take the first left into the gravel parking lot. There should be some telescopes setup in the nearby field. Please dim your headlights if you are arriving after dark and please do not drive onto the field.

Dress warmly! Please check the weather forecast. For lighting, cover a flashlight in red cellophane (the darker the better). Bring along water to keep hydrated and plan on staying the entire evening or as long as the weather allows. Feel free to walk around and enjoy the sights through the telescopes on display but please ask the owner before using. It’s best to control children around expensive astronomical equipment. Remember, telescope mirrors are sensitive to cigarette smoke and bug spray. Pets should not be brought onto the observing field.

Note: This event is weather-dependent and may be cancelled because of significant cloud cover or precipitation.

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