Northamptonshire Natural History Society

Astronomy Section

Section President
Nick Hewitt
Section Secretary
James Whinfrey

Updates:

Perseids 2015 observing. Click to open pdf containing details.

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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:

Date
Where*
Details
Mon, 14 Sep 2015, 19:30
HR
an introduction to variable star observing
by Gary Poyner. Gary's one of the World's leading variable star observers. In this talk he's going to explain how and why some stars vary in brightness, and why observing and recording this behaviour is important. He'll tell you how to get started - you don't need lots of expensive equipment - and how to submit your observations for posterity.



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




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

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