Based in East Northamptonshire, the Nene Valley Astronomical Society (NVAS) exists to promote and advance the science of astronomy in this area, both amongst it’s members and the public.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website. If you have any questions or require any further information about the society or astronomy in general then please contact the groups co-ordinator, Steve Williams on 01933 650331 or 07443 605990.   Alternatively e-mail

Next Starnight Observing Session:  Friday 12th February at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston at 8pm.  This session will only take place if the evening is clear.  To confirm that we will be in attendance, please either check our Twitter account or this page of our web site for confirmation from 6.30 on the evening.

Next Sudborough Meeting:   Thursday 3rd March at Sudborough Village Hall, Main Street, Sudborough at 8.00pm.  ‘The Mars Science Laboratory’ by Prof. John Bridges.  Admission £3.

Next Chelveston Meeting:  Monday 15th February at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston at 8.00pm.  Join our guest speaker for the evening, Dr Jamie Reed as he tells us about ‘Space Debris’.  Admission £3.

Our full meeting and lecture programme for 2016 is now available on our                 Meetings & Events Page

Download a copy of our society newsletter – NVAS Stargazer: November 2015

Astro-photography Course:  Dave Eagle is running an Astro-photography course at Chelveston Village Hall on Saturday 9th April 2016.  The cost for the day is £25.  For further details and bookings please visit Dave’s web site:   Astro-photography course.  (Note that this course is being run by Dave directly and is not an NVAS event.)

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