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.

Our activities centre around our fortnightly meetings at Chelveston Village Hall and monthly meetings at Sudborough Village Hall.  Additionally, we also hold regular observing sessions on clear Friday evenings.  Founded in 2009, we currently have over 50 members ranging from those just starting out to more experienced amateur astronomers.  All of our meetings and events are open to all, so if you are interested in finding out more then why not come along or alternatively you can contact us using the form below.

November Starnight Observing Sessions:  Friday 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th November at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston from 8pm.  These sessions will only take place if there is a reasonable prospect of observing. To confirm, please check our Twitter feed from 6.30 on the evening.

Next Chelveston Meeting: Monday 20th November.  ‘Rosetta Update’ – a lecture by Dr Colin Snodgrass at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston NN9 5AT at 8pm.  Dr Snodgrass will talk about Rosetta, giving an update on the latest results since he last spoke at Nene Valley AS, and will also tell  about plans for new missions to follow up on Rosetta. He’ll talk about the newly discovered population of “Main Belt Comets”, which are somewhere between comets and asteroids, and the mission proposal “Castalia” to visit one.  Doors open at 7.30pm.    Note that access to the hall is now through the double doors at the rear of the village hall.

Next Sudborough Meeting: Thursday 7th December:  Astronomical Aspects meeting.  ‘The Astronomers Royal’.  If clear, we’ll also be doing a bit of stargazing and there will be our usual ‘Sky Guide’.    Sudborough Village Hall, Main Street, Sudborough at 8pm. Admission £2.

Download a copy of our society newsletter – Stargazer Newsletter September 2017

NVAS Contact Us


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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.