Nene Valley Astronomical Society
The Local Society For Amateur Astronomers In Wellingborough & East Northants
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 Next Sudborough  Meeting                                      Thursday 5th December                                                 'Curiosity Update' - an update on NASA's continuing rover mission on the surface of Mars. An observing session will also be held at the end of the meeting if clear.  Sudborough Village Hall, Main Street, Sudborough at 8.00pm. 
 
 
Next Chelveston Meeting:                               Monday 16th December                                             'Astronomical Aspects' - an informal evening offering the chance to share recent observations.  A look ahead to forthcoming sky events will also be presented.   Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston at 8.00pm.   
 
                                                                                               
 
Next Observing Session:                                             Friday 29th November                                          Observing session at Chelveston Village Hall from 8.00pm.  Admission free, nominal charge for refreshments.  To confirm that conditions will permit observing please check the front page of this web site from 7.00 on the evening. 
 
 
NVAS Forum                                              NVAS operates an on line forum to provide members with a chance to communicate between meetings, ask questions, post comments and share observations.  You will need to go through a short sign up process.  To access the forum please click here
 
 
Stellarium - We are often asked  about the software that is used during the Sky Guide part of our meetings.  The program used is Stellarium, which is available as a free download from www.stellarium.org
 
 
Comet ISON Observers Guide
 
 
Local astronomer Dave Eagle has written a guide specifically for the forthcoming eagerly anticipated appearance of Comet ISON.  It is currently available on Amazon Kindle download at
 
 
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The Nene Valley Astronomical Society supports the aims of the British Astronomical Association's Campaign  for Dark Skies
 
 
 
 
 
Welcome to the website of the Nene Valley Astronomical Society.
 
 
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.
 
The society holds a number of meetings and events during the course of each month with meetings held on the first Thursday of each month at Sudborough Village Hall, Main Street, Sudborough and on the third Monday of each month at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston. At the meetings you will hear a range of guest speakers who are expert in their chosen fields interspersed with presentations by our members.   In addition regular weekly observing sessions (Starnights) are held on clear Friday evenings at Chelveston Village Hall.  All our meetings and events begin at 8.00pm.
 
Our members range from those who just have a casual interest in astronomy right up to more advanced amateur astronomer.  We are a friendly society, with members always willing to help out newcomers to the subject, for example setting up a new telescope or helping find objects in the night sky.
 
The Nene Valley Astronomical Society is a free to join non-profit making society - we do not charge a up front membership fee - instead members pay a small admission fee of £1 to each meeting that they go along to.   We believe that this is a much fairer way of running a society and ensures that members only pay for meetings and events which they attend. 
 
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: nenevalleyastro@yahoo.co.uk
 
Below:  A view of the Moon taken at a recent society observing session.
 
 
 
Why not check out our members websites?
 
Dave Eagle - including his astro blog and observing information click here.
 
Steve Williams - including webcam images of the Moon and planets click here.
 
 
NVAS On Twitter #neneastro  
Look out for the crescent Moon, Mars and Regulus in Leo tomorrow morning as twilight brightens.  Look around 6am.  30.09.13
Dave Eagle's Sky notes for October are uploaded to our website - neneastro.org.uk.  Watch out for three comets this month!  30.09.13
Don't forget Chelveston Observing Session on Friday 20th September from 8pm.  We'll be trying our hand at the Moore Moon Marathon!  17.09.13
Mike Frost speaking on 'Two Northamptonshire Astronomers' at our meeting at Sudborough Village Hall 5th September at 8pm.  04.09.13
 
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