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 us on 01933 650331.   Alternatively e-mail


March Starnight Observing Sessions: Friday 3rd,10th, 17th & 24th at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston from 8.00pm.  These evenings will only go ahead if the weather forecast looks likely to permit observing.  To confirm that the sessions will proceed please check our Twitter feed from 6.30 on the evening.

Next Chelveston Meeting: Monday 20th March:


Lecture by Dr Nick Hewitt

Planetary nebulae represent the most beautiful phase of stellar evolution. They are popular targets for amateur astronomers and modern techniques enable unparalleled detail to be observed. Nick Hewitt is a former Director of the Deep Sky section of the British Astronomical Association and will explain why such extraordinary shapes arise.

Monday, 20 March 2017 at 8.00 pm

Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road Chelveston NN9 6AT

Visitors and Members welcome. £3 per person including tea/coffee and biscuits.                     Note that access to the hall is now through the double doors at the rear of the village hall.

Next Sudborough Meeting: Thursday 2nd March:

‘Astronomical Aspects’ meeting.

An introduction to Deep Sky Observing and some astro news.  If clear, we’ll also be doing a bit of stargazing.  Sudborough Village Hall, Main Street, Sudborough at 8pm. Admission £2.

Download a copy of our society newsletter – NVAS Stargazer:November & December 2016

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Why not check out our members web sites?

Dave Eagle –

Steve Williams –

Web page links from past speakers please see our links page.