This Saturday we have two NOVAC events scheduled at Crockett. From 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM we’ll be conducting solar public observing. And from dusk to 11:00 PM we’ll have our standard public night. The daytime solar observing makes this one of our special Crockett events. Both are weather permitting. And the hope at this time of year is that the unpredictable weather may cooperate for at least one, if not both events.
For the daytime solar observing bring any solar capable scope (e.g., white light, H-Alpha, Calcium) or indirect methods. Safety first! And don’t forget to dress appropriately – hat, sunscreen, plenty to drink, etc.
Please let me know which event you plan to attend, even you just want to help and don’t have solar astro-equipment.
Please read the C.M. Crockett Page for park details.
This meeting is cancelled due to weather – Elections will be held in January and “Show and Tell” will be booked for another time in the future.
Our next meeting will be Sunday Evening, December 8, 7:00 pm with an equipment “show and tell” event with NOVAC members bringing their astronomy equipment for others to see. You will be able to talk with the equipment owners about how and why they use what they have for observing. We will meet in Room 163, Research Hall, George Mason University. Check the web page, http://www.novac.com/meetings/, if you need directions and details.
We are looking for members to bring their equipment like last year. Email email@example.com (and the list for that matter) to let us know what you are planning on bringing.
Also, bring along whatever you use to power your equipment (unless it is your automobile!) so that attendees can see the creative ways folks get power to their scopes and mounts and accessories.
If you are setting up equipment to show, please try to arrive between 6:15 and 6:45 to setup your things.
We will also have light refreshments in the spirit of making this a social event to honor all of our volunteers that served NOVAC so well during the past year.
We will elect officers for 2014 at our December NOVAC Meeting. Candidate nominations have been received for each position. If you wish to run for one of the officer or trustee positions, please self-nominate by emailing your desire to do so at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to you coming to attend this fun NOVAC meeting!
We will also have light refreshments before the meeting (around 6:30 or so) to recognize all of the volunteers that served NOVAC so well during the past year.
We will elect officers for 2015 at the December meeting. Candidate nominations have been received for each position (president, VP, secretary, treasurer, three two-year trustee terms, one one-year trustee term). It’s not too late to get into the race, though; if you want to run for one of the officer or trustee positions, please self-nominate by emailing a statement of your desire to run to email@example.com. It’s also possible to nominate another willing volunteer; we do ask, however, that you obtain advance permission from the person(s) you want to nominate before doing so.
We look forward to seeing you Sunday evening!