NOVAC Event Calendar

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

Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm C.M. Crockett Park
Please read the C.M. Crockett Page for park details.  
Sep 8 @ 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!
Sep 23 @ 1:50 am – 2:50 am
The Sun will beam down directly on the equator giving us just about equal amounts of day and night in most parts of the world. If you live south of the equator, this is your Spring Equinox. Also, try balancing an egg on its end! Whether or not you succeed has nothing to do with[...]
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 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.
Oct 5 @ 10:47 am – 10:47 am
 
Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm – 11:00 pm C.M. Crockett Park
For more information on the event and the flyer – http://www.novac.com/wp/outreach/stargaze/
Oct 8 all-day
The Draconids is a minor meteor shower producing only about 10 meteors per hour. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet 21P Giacobini-Zinner, which was first discovered in 1900. The Draconids is an unusual shower in that the best viewing is in the early evening instead of early morning like most other[...]
Oct 13 @ 3:08 pm – 3:08 pm
 
Oct 13 @ 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!
Oct 21 all-day
The Orionids is an average shower producing up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. It is produced by dust grains left behind by comet Halley, which has been known and observed since ancient times. The shower runs annually from October 2 to November 7. It peaks this year on the night of October[...]
Oct 21 @ 6:39 am – 6:39 am
 
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 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.
Oct 31 all-day
see http://cantonbecker.com/retrograde for details…
Nov 2 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm C.M. Crockett Park
  Please read the C.M. Crockett Page for park details.  
Nov 10 @ 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!
Nov 11 all-day
A superstar event for 2019: Elusive Mercury, one of the most difficult planets to view, will be out in broad daylight—literally! Look through a telescope equipped with a suitable solar filter and you’ll be able to view tiny Mercury transit across the surface of the Sun. This rare celestial event will be visible throughout much[...]
Nov 12 all-day
This shower coincides with the full moon, so that pretty much blows your chances of seeing much… But Keep your fingers crossed! Every now and then the Taurid meteor shower — normally modest — produces spectacular fireballs visible even in bright moonlight. Last year it caused a rash of UFO reports. Most recently this happened[...]
Nov 12 @ 6:34 am – 6:34 am
 
Nov 17 all-day
The Leonids is an average shower, producing up to 15 meteors per hour at its peak. This shower is unique in that it has a cyclonic peak about every 33 years where hundreds of meteors per hour can be seen. That last of these occurred in 2001. The Leonids is produced by dust grains left[...]
Nov 19 all-day
see http://cantonbecker.com/retrograde for details…
Nov 19 @ 2:11 pm – 2:11 pm
 
Nov 24 all-day
A conjunction of Venus and Jupiter will be visible on November 24. The two bright planets will be visible within 1.4 degrees of each other in the evening sky. Look for this impressive sight in the western sky just after sunset.