The Northern Virginia Astronomy Club (NOVAC) will be hosting the 2013 annual meeting of the Virginia Association of Astronomical Societies (VAAS) this fall. It will be held on Saturday October 5th at C. M. Crockett Park near Warrenton, VA and will coincide with our big fall public Star Gaze event there. This will be a free event for all members of the invited astronomy clubs.
The VAAS portion of the day will begin early at 8:30 AM. After a light breakfast for attendees, we will have several presentations in our large tent running up to a catered lunch around noon. During the daylight hours members can enjoy safe solar viewing and at night you can set up your equipment by your cars on the large observing field. VAAS attendees are welcome to stay for our afternoon to evening Star Gaze beginning at 3 PM when we will have more presentations and demonstrations.
This is just a preliminary note to confirm contact information for the member clubs to make sure we can reach you when the formal invitations are sent out next month. I would appreciate it if you would reply back to me so that I have an idea of what is working and what isn’t. Please also let me know of any updated contact information about your club that you think would be useful.
As mentioned, I will be sending out invitations to all the clubs next month. That will provide links to our web site where you can register for the event. As mentioned, this is a free event but registration will help us get a better idea of the expected numbers when planning how to feed the masses!
VAAS & Star Gaze 2013 Coordinator