Northamptonshire Natural History Society

Astronomy Section

Section President
Nick Hewitt
Section Secretary
James Whinfrey

Previous Jupiter Stargazing event (March 8th).. click here.

Our twitter feed: NorthantsAstro

Dave Eagle's astro and wildlife blog (external website)

The Hourglass Nebula taken by the Hubble Space Telescope

The Astronomy Section is the original and largest astronomical society in Northamptonshire, formed in 1957. We cater for all levels of interest in astronomy, for people who are young and not-so-young, from armchair astronomers through to active observers.

We host an entertaining and thought-provoking programme of meetings, observing evenings and various public outreach events throughout the year.

Please feel free to come along to one of our meetings to find out about the wonders of the night sky, the latest thoughts and ideas of how the cosmos works, and for helpful advice of how best to get started looking up at the night sky over our town.

Our meetings take place on the second and last Monday of the month, starting at 7:30pm. All are welcome. Please click here for more details.

Next meeting:

Mon, 10 Nov 2014, 19:30
new cataclysmic variable stars from gaia
by Dr Elme Breedt. Dr Elme Breedt is a post-doctoral researcher in the Astronomy group at the University of Warwick. In "New Cataclysmic Variable Stars from Gaia" she will keep us up to date with the progress of this most exciting space telescope, and highlight her area of interest in these variable stars.

* Where: [HR = Humfrey Rooms, Out = See details]

Image credits: NASA (Hourglass nebula), Stellarium (background image)

Menu credits:

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