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India Mars Orbiter
An image of Mars taken by the Indian Mars Orbiter spacecraft of the Ophir Chasma canyon.

Welcome to the Nene Valley Astronomical Society website.

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 astrosteveuk@yahoo.co.uk

Next Starnight Observing Session:  Friday 4th September 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 September at Sudborough Village Hall, Main Street, Sudborough at 8.00pm.  ‘Medieval Astronomy’.  Seb Falk will introduce the methods and instruments of medieval astronomy.  Astronomers in medieval universities and monasteries refined ancient theories, developed new ways of calculating and presenting information, and above all invented complex, ingenious instruments like astrolabes and equatoria.  Seb will explain some of these and show that perhaps the Dark Ages were not as dark as is often thought.  Admission £3.

Next Chelveston Meeting:  Monday 21st September at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston at 8.00pm.  ‘A Beginners Guide To Black Holes’ by Steve Williams to be followed by our Monthly Sky Guide.  Admission £2.

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

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Follow us on Twitter at NeneValley Astronomy. Our Facebook page is Nene Valley Astronomical Society

You can also log into our forum here (new users will need to register first): http://neneastro.forumotion.co.uk

 Why not check out our members web sites?

Dave Eagle –  www.eagleseye.me.uk

Steve Williams – www.astrosteve.co.uk