NOVAC Event Calendar

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

Jan 20 @ 8:33 pm – 11:51 pm
8:33 pm
A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes completely through the Earth’s dark shadow, or umbra. During this type of eclipse, the Moon will gradually get darker and then take on a rusty or blood red color. The eclipse will be visible throughout most of North America, South America, the eastern Pacific Ocean, western[...]
12:00 am
The two brightest planets, Venus and Jupiter, will appear to have an ultra-close encounter in the evening sky, coming within within 2.4 degrees of each other in the early morning sky. Look for this impressive sight in the east just before sunrise.
Feb 2 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Great Meadow Public Night @ Great Meadow
5:30 pm
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.
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
5:00 pm
Please read the C.M. Crockett Page for park details.  
Monthly Meeting @ George Mason University
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monthly Meeting @ George Mason University | Fairfax | Virginia | United States
7:00 pm
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!
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cancelled - Great Meadow Public Night @ Great Meadow
6:00 pm
Rain in forecast, and wet grounds. See you next month.  Ray Young  Great Meadow site coordinator 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.
12:00 am
see http://cantonbecker.com/retrograde for details…
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
6:00 pm
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.[...]
Monthly Meeting @ George Mason University
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monthly Meeting @ George Mason University | Fairfax | Virginia | United States
7:00 pm
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!
Mar 20 @ 3:58 pm – 4:58 pm
3:58 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[...]
Mar 24 all-day
12:00 am
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
12:00 am
see http://cantonbecker.com/retrograde for details…
Apr 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Cancelled - Great Meadow Public Night @ Great Meadow
7:30 pm
Forecasts aren’t good for today, so I’m cancelling the public night. Ray Young Great Meadow site coordinator ———– 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 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Cancelled - C.M. Crockett Public Night @ C.M. Crockett Park | Midland | Virginia | United States
6:00 pm
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.[...]
Monthly Meeting @ George Mason University
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Monthly Meeting @ George Mason University | Fairfax | Virginia | United States
7:00 pm
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!
Apr 22 – Apr 23 all-day
12:00 am
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[...]