NOVAC Event Calendar

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

Jan
5
Sat
2019
C.M. Crockett Public Night @ C.M. Crockett Park
Jan 5 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
C.M. Crockett Public Night @ C.M. Crockett Park | Midland | Virginia | United States

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

 

Feb
9
Sat
2019
C.M. Crockett Public Night @ C.M. Crockett Park
Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
C.M. Crockett Public Night @ C.M. Crockett Park | Midland | Virginia | United States

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

 

Mar
9
Sat
2019
Cancelled – C.M. Crockett Public Night and Messier Marathon @ C.M. Crockett Park
Mar 9 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Cancelled - C.M. Crockett Public Night and Messier Marathon @ C.M. Crockett Park | Midland | Virginia | United States

All of the weather forecasts agree that Saturday evening will be cloudy.  They disagree only on how early rain will begin.  Not suitable conditions for observing the night sky so tomorrow’s public night is canceled.

Clear skies for the future,

R J ‘Tree’ Greenwood
Site Coordinator

Please read the C.M. Crockett Page for park details. Details will be updated for the Messier Marathon too!

 

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.

 

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.

Jun
8
Sat
2019
Cancelled – C.M. Crockett Public Night @ C.M. Crockett Park
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Cancelled - C.M. Crockett Public Night @ C.M. Crockett Park | Midland | Virginia | United States

The June Public Night at C. M. Crockett Park is canceled due to cloud cover.  ClearSkyChart predicts only 40 to 80 percent of the sky obscured by clouds but all of the other weather forecasts predict 90% or more coverage.  Most also forecast a significant chance of precipitation. Not a suitable evening for stargazing.

 Hope for better conditions to come.  Soon, please.

 R J ‘Tree’ Greenwood

Site Coordinator

 

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

 

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

The July Public Night at C. M. Crockett Park is canceled due to the threat of thunderstorms and cloud cover.

Hope for better conditions on 3 August.  Soon, please.

R J ‘Tree’ Greenwood
Crockett Park Site Coordinator

 

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

 

Aug
3
Sat
2019
Canceled – C.M. Crockett Public Night @ C.M. Crockett Park
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Canceled - C.M. Crockett Public Night @ C.M. Crockett Park | Midland | Virginia | United States

Public Night at C M Crockett Park for 3 August 2019 is CANCELED.

Weather forecasts are inconsistent but none are good.  Cloud cover predictions vary from 26% covered to 90%.  Precipitation chance forecasts range from zero to 43%.  All agree humidity will be an issue with dew points just 1 to 3 degrees below air temperature.  We don’t want to disappoint members of the public or risk optics and electronic mounts being caught in a stray shower or thunderstorm.  Tough call this time. 

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

 

Aug
31
Sat
2019
C.M. Crockett Public Night @ C.M. Crockett Park
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
C.M. Crockett Public Night @ C.M. Crockett Park | Midland | Virginia | United States

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

 

Oct
5
Sat
2019
Star Gaze @ C.M. Crockett Park
Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm