Meetings & Events

The following list details our range of meetings and observing sessions over the forthcoming weeks.  Admission to our meetings costs just £2.00 per person for society speakers and £3.00 per person when a guest speaker is in attendance.  These fees are used for the hire costs of the meeting venues and for the expenses of visiting guest speakers.  All meetings and events listed are open to all.  Please note that very occasionally it may be necessary for us to change the speaker or subject at short notice, where possible members will be advised beforehand via e-mail.  Our meetings programme is organised by Mrs Peta Jellis who would welcome suggestions for future speakers and topics.

Forthcoming Meetings

Friday 17th November:  Stargazing Session at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston NN9 5AT from 8pm (weather permitting – check Twitter feed for confirmation).

Monday 20th November: ‘Rosetta Update’ – lecture by Dr Colin Snodgrass at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston at 8pm.  Admission £3.   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.

Friday 24th November:  Stargazing Session at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston NN9 5AT from 8pm (weather permitting – check Twitter feed for confirmation).

Friday 1st December:  Stargazing Session at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston NN9 5AT from 8pm (weather permitting – check Twitter feed for confirmation).

Monday 4th December:  Club Night at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston at 8pm.

Thursday 7th December:  ‘Astronomical Aspects’ meeting at Sudborough Village Hall, Main Street, Sudborough at 8pm.  Admission £2.

Friday 8th December:  Stargazing Session at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston NN9 5AT from 8pm (weather permitting – check Twitter feed for confirmation).

Friday 15th December:  Stargazing Session at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston NN9 5AT from 8pm (weather permitting – check Twitter feed for confirmation).

Monday 18th December:  Christmas Meeting at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road,Chelveston NN9 5AT at 8pm.  Admission £2.

Friday 22nd December:  Stargazing Session at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston NN9 5AT from 8pm (weather permitting – check Twitter feed for confirmation).

Friday 5th January:  Stargazing Session at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston NN9 5AT from 8pm (weather permitting – check Twitter feed for confirmation).

Friday 12th January:  Stargazing Session at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston NN9 5AT from 8pm (weather permitting – check Twitter feed for confirmation).

Monday 15th January:  ‘The Outer Planets’ by John McEvoy.  The follow up from John’s talk to the group from last August.  Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston NN9 5ATat 8pm.  Admission £3.

Friday 19th January:  Stargazing Session at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston NN9 5AT from 8pm (weather permitting – check Twitter feed for confirmation).

Friday 26th January:  Stargazing Session at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston NN9 5AT from 8pm (weather permitting – check Twitter feed for confirmation).

Friday 2nd February:  Stargazing Session at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston NN9 5AT from 8pm (weather permitting – check Twitter feed for confirmation).

Monday 5th February:  Club Night.  Our informal meeting featuring the night sky guide and an evening of astronomical chat and discussion.  Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston NN9 5AT at 8pm.

Friday 9th February:  Stargazing Session at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston NN9 5AT from 8pm (weather permitting – check Twitter feed for confirmation).

Friday 16th February: Stargazing Session at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston NN9 5AT from 8pm (weather permitting – check Twitter feed for confirmation).

Monday 19th February:  ‘A Celebration Of Tim Peake’s Principia Mission’ by Dave Eagle.  An entertaining and audience participation presentation, looking at what Tim Peake got up to during his six month stay aboard the International Space Station.  Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston NN9 5AT at 8pm.  Admission £3.

Friday 23rd February:  Stargazing Session at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston NN9 5AT from 8pm (weather permitting – check Twitter feed for confirmation).

Friday 2nd March:  Stargazing Session at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston NN9 5AT from 8pm (weather permitting – check Twitter feed for confirmation).

Monday 5th March:  Club Night.  Our informal meeting featuring the night sky guide and an evening of astronomical chat and discussion.  Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston NN9 5AT at 8pm.

Friday 9th March:  Stargazing Session at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston NN9 5AT from 8pm (weather permitting – check Twitter feed for confirmation).

Friday 16th March: Stargazing Session at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston NN9 5AT from 8pm (weather permitting – check Twitter feed for confirmation).

Monday 19th March:  ‘XIPE – the history and future of x-ray astronomy’ by Professor Andy Norton of the Open University.   Professor Norton’s talk will present a survey of the techniques and history of x-ray astronomy culminating in a look ahead to a planned x-ray astronomy mission for the next decade.   Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston NN9 5AT at 8pm.  Admission £3.

Friday 23rd March: Stargazing Session at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston NN9 5AT from 8pm (weather permitting – check Twitter feed for confirmation).

Friday 30th March: Stargazing Session at Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston NN9 5AT from 8pm (weather permitting – check Twitter feed for confirmation).