Nene Valley Astronomical Society
The Local Society For Amateur Astronomers In Wellingborough & East Northants
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Join The Nene Valley Astronomical Society - The Free To Join Society!

Unlike a lot of other societies, the Nene Valley Astronomical Society does not charge an annual membership
subscription.  When the society was first formed, it was quickly realised by the founder members that an
astronomical society could be run without a subscription fee - after all the night sky is available and free to all
and why should a society dedicated to encourage observation of the night sky similarly not be so!
We have managed to keep to this ideal by identifying a number of 'core' activities of the society that can be
offered 'free to all', such as our observing sessions, newsletter, library access and telescope hire scheme.
That way we aim to provide a free service that can be enjoyed by all, with no financial constraint or year long
upfront membership fee being required.  As far as we are aware, we are the only society that will not only let
you join the society for free, but let you borrow a loan telescope for free as well!
The only thing we do have to charge for is admission to our meetings to cover the costs of hiring the
premises, inviting guest speakers along and for insurance cover.  This however is just £1.00 per meeting,
and you get the chance to hear some of the excellent speakers on our programme and meet fellow NVAS
members.  You only pay for the meetings that you choose to come along to!
If you would like to join the dedicated astronomical society for Wellingborough and East Northamptonshire,
then why not join the Nene Valley Astronomical Society today?  Just drop an e-mail through to (replace 'at' with '@') with your contact details and we'll be in touch.
Alternatively you can call us on 07504 989890.






Membership Benefits:


Nene Valley Stargazer

Our monthly e-newsletter distributed free to our members providing the
latest society news and events, 'Eagle's Eye' and members observations.

Observing Sessions

Each month, we hold a number of observing sessions at which telescopes are
set up for you to come and have a look through.

Telescope Hire

The society owns a 6" Dobsonian Reflector and a 4.5" Equatorially mounted Reflector
both of which are available to hire by members free of charge.
We have an ever expanding range of books, magazines and DVD's that are available
for members to borrow at our meetings.  Again, free of charge.
Meetings are held on the second Thursay of each month at Sudborough Village Hall
and on the third Monday at Chelveston Village Hall.  All meetings commence at 8.00pm. 
All members receive a free copy of the Federation of Astronomical Societies Newsletter
(issued approximately every four months) and have the chance to purchase at cost
price, other publications and booklets produced by the FAS.
The chance to participate in group visits to places of astronomical interest around the
Advice & Information
Experienced members of the Nene Valley Astronomical Society are always willing
to offer advice and encourage newcomers to the subject.