NOVAC Event Calendar

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

Apr 5 @ 2:50 am – 2:50 am
 
Apr 5 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm Great Meadow
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 C.M. Crockett Park
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.[...]
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm George Mason University
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
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[...]
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm George Mason University
This meeting is moved to a week earlier to avoid Mothers Day.  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 web page, http://www.novac.com/meetings/, has directions and additional details. We look forward to seeing you[...]
May 6 – May 7 all-day
The Eta Aquarids is an above average shower, capable of producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its peak. Most of the activity is seen in the Southern Hemisphere. In the Northern Hemisphere, the rate can reach about 30 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust particles left behind by comet Halley, which[...]
May 10 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm Great Meadow
  Great Meadow site coordinatorSee front page of NOVAC Site for changes to event. More information about Great Meadow including directions and parking visit the Great Meadow Site page.
May 11 all-day C.M. Crockett Park
Head over to the Astronomy Day page for more information.
May 11 @ 7:12 pm – 7:12 pm
 
May 18 all-day
The third full moon in a season of four full moons.
May 18 @ 3:11 pm – 3:11 pm
 
May 31 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm Great Meadow
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.
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm C.M. Crockett Park
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[...]
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm George Mason University
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!
Jun 9 @ 11:59 pm – 11:59 pm
 
Jun 10 all-day
The giant planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long. This is the best time to view and photograph Jupiter and its moons. A medium-sized telescope[...]
Jun 21 @ 9:54 am – 10:54 am
In the northern hemisphere, the longest day of the year when the Sun is farthest north. The summer solstice marks the first day of the season of summer. In the southern hemisphere, this is your winter solstice, marking the shortest day of the year. The declination of the Sun on the (northern) summer solstice is[...]
Jul 2 @ 10:55 am – 3:50 pm
A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon completely blocks the Sun, revealing the Sun’s beautiful outer atmosphere known as the corona. The path of totality will only be visible in parts of the southern pacific Ocean, central Chile, and central Argentina. When it makes landfall, it’s going to zip by pretty quickly. To experience[...]
Jul 2 @ 1:16 pm – 1:16 pm
 
Jul 6 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm C.M. Crockett Park
Please read the C.M. Crockett Page for park details.  
Jul 9 all-day
see http://cantonbecker.com/retrograde for details…