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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 e-mail: chilternastro@yahoo.co.uk

Next Starnight Observing Session:  Friday 14th November 2014 at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston from 8pm.  To confirm that conditions will permit observing, please check our Twitter feed to the right of this page from 6.30 on the evening.

Next Sudborough Meeting:   Thursday 4th December at Sudborough Village Hall, Main Street, Sudborough at 8.00pm.  This evening is an ‘Astronomical Aspects’ meeting.

Next Chelveston Meeting:  Monday 17th November at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston at 8.00pm.  This evenings meeting will include the ‘Sky Guide’ and the chance to share recent observations and discuss the latest astronomical news and research.

 Rosetta Comet Landing: 

The Open University will be hosting a special event on Wednesday 12th  November to mark the Philae landing attempt. This will also be streamed live and will be available to view to anyone on the following link – http://stadium.open.ac.uk/stadia/preview.php?whichevent=2477&s=1 . We have permission from ESA to re-broadcast their live feed from ESA TV and the event will be a mix of short presentations, videos and skype chats to Darmstadt and Chile and ESA TV. You are more than welcome to join us online at the link above.

 If you are unable to make this live then the broadcast can be watched again from this link: http://stadium.open.ac.uk/stadia/index.php?s=1

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The nucleus of Comet 67/P as imaged by the Rosetta Spacecraft


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 Why not check out our members web sites?

Dave Eagle -  www.eagleseye.me.uk

Steve Williams – www.astrosteve.co.uk