Ocean Worlds
Join Dr. Jessica Noviello of NASA for a virtual talk about Ocean Worlds in our Solar System: Thursday, June 30 at 7:00pm EDT
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July 10
Public Monthly Meeting
Planets Big and Small

Fairfax County Announces First Annual One Dark Hour Event

The Fairfax County Park Authority is encouraging participation in the first annual One Dark Hour event. On April 22, the Fairfax County Park Authority is hoping residents will join them in turning off their lights to raise awareness of the importance of dark skies. Park Authorities ask you take part by turning off your outdoor

Join NOVAC at Viva Vienna 2022!

Join NOVAC at Viva Vienna 2022! NOVAC will host a tent on Sunday May 29th and Monday May 30th (event days #2 and #3) at this annual carnival of family fun.  Viva Vienna serves as a major fundraising opportunity for the Vienna Rotary Club so that it may, in turn, provide support for charitable, educational,

Astro-Traveler Paul Derby Visits the Prime Meridian!

Suffering from COVID isolation or cabin fever?   Longing to get out and do something related to your astronomy hobby? Consider a trip to London!  My spouse was headed there for work meetings and I decided to tag along.   Read about my travels and astronomy experiences!

Urban Stargazing at George Mason University – Apr 9th!!

NOVAC is joining GMU’s Arlington campus with a campus stargazing event, Saturday, April 9th from 7:30pm to 9pm. We still need additional volunteers so if you’re interested in helping with this event, please send a note to:  outreach@novac.com.  [Read More]

A Messier Moment at Staunton River State Park

NOVAC Messier Marathon Challenge, by Dan Ward ….A wonderful 3-D view hit my eye with swirling streams of sparkling stars and dust lanes.  Even the tether to the companion offered a great view.  This was truly the most spectacular live galaxy view I have experienced in 55 years of observing… [Read More}