Sky Meadows Milky Way
NOVAC member Koutilya PNVR captured this image of the Milky Way rising over Sky Meadows State Park
Meadowkirk Outreach
John Kopecky, Jay Sonstroem, and Mike Rosa supporting outreach event at Meadowkirk, 16 July 2021!
Night Owl!
Peter Trahan captured this stunner at the recent Night Owl Star Party at Spruce Knob, WVa on 4 Sep
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NOVAC News

April 11 – Public Monthly Meeting – Asteroids and Comets: Earth’s Nearest Neighbors

Asteroids and Comets: Earth’s Nearest Neighbors Dr. Amy Mainzer Sunday, April 11, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST Online event meet.google.com/osh-bcyd-gti Monthly Meeting – Public Invited Abstract: Asteroids and comets, leftover fragments from the formation of our solar system, represent repositories of primordial material. As such, they provide clues to the processes by which planetary systems

March 14 – Public Monthly Meeting – The Mysterious Great Dimming of Betelgeuse

The Mysterious Great Dimming of Betelgeuse Dr. Andrea Dupree, Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian Sunday, March 14, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST Online event http://meet.google.com/aoj-rfxn-oqd Monthly Meeting – Public Invited Abstract: The bright cool supergiant Betelgeuse became historically faint a little over one year ago in early February 2020. Various explanations have been

February 14 – Public Monthly Meeting – Finding Light in the Dark

Finding Light in the Dark Linda Thomas-Fowler Sunday, February 14, 2021 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM EST Online event https://meet.google.com/aoj-rfxn-oqd Monthly Meeting – Public Invited Linda will present an overview of her journey in astrophotography including the obstacles encountered and how they were overcome. She talks about her motivation for doing imaging, the learning curve and the

New Astronomical League Mid East Regional Chapter

The Astronomical League (AL) has solidified a Mid East regional chapter and has put up a nice website of clubs, resources and events all focused in this part of the nation. Please take a look when you get a chance: https://www.meralastronomy.org/ Click here for the AL Facebook Page. Finally, they have published a calendar which celebrates