Great Meadow

//Great Meadow
Great Meadow 2020-05-28T22:15:14-04:00

Official Website

5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains, VA 20198
Telephone: 540-253-5001

Observing Location Coordinates: N 38° 49′ 45.0″ W 77° 48′ 45.4″
Coordinator: Ray Young

 

 

Great Meadow Site Events

Check member calendar for dates Great Meadow is closed (off limits to NOVAC)

 

Aug
21
Fri
2020
Great Meadow Public Night – Cancelled @ Great Meadow
Aug 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Great Meadow Public Night - Cancelled @ Great Meadow

We are, unfortunately, cancelling this event due to COVID concerns.

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.

Sep
17
Thu
2020
Great Meadow Public Night @ Great Meadow
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Great Meadow Public Night @ 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
16
Fri
2020
Great Meadow Public Night @ Great Meadow
Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Great Meadow Public Night @ 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.

Nov
15
Sun
2020
Great Meadow Public Night @ Great Meadow
Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Great Meadow Public Night @ 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.

Dec
13
Sun
2020
Great Meadow Public Night @ Great Meadow
Dec 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Great Meadow Public Night @ 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.

 

 

Click the overhead image below for a larger version, including the current designated observing area circled in yellow.

 

Directions
Via I-66 West from DC — The exit from I-66 is exit 31 (The Plains exit; 9 miles past Haymarket), left turn (head south) onto HW 245 (Old Tavern Road). Go approximately 1.9 miles to the Pass Gate entrance on the left side. The Pass Gate entrance is across the road from where Old Winchester Road intersects Old Tavern Road. If you intersect HW 17 you have gone too far.

Note that all of the numbered gate entrances will be locked. Only the Pass gate at the intersection of Old Tavern RD (Rt. 245) and Old Winchester RD (Rt. 845) is open. The Pass gate entrance is directly across from the Old Tavern Corner Store.

1. After turning into the Pass gate take the first (immediate) right turn.
2. Proceed on the gravel-dirt road to the gravel parking lot where you can set up to observe.

Great Meadow Key Points

1. Access to the observing site is available only on scheduled dates.
2. No camping.
3. Use designated observing area.