Northamptonshire Natural History Society

Astronomy Section

Section President
Nick Hewitt
Section Secretary
James Whinfrey


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:

Mon, 31 Oct 2016, 19:30
small bodies of the solar system
by Professor Carolin Crawford. Outreach Officer at the Institute of Astronomy and Fellow of Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, Carolin Crawford is one of Britain's foremost science communicators. In the wake of a momentous year for the study of dwarf planets the Dawn mission arriving at Ceres in the asteroid belt, and the New Horizons at Pluto and its moons - she will be discussing the smaller bodies of the Solar System: from dwarf planets to asteroids.

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

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

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