Northamptonshire Natural History Society

Astronomy Section

Section President
Nick Hewitt
Section Secretary
James Whinfrey


Our twitter feed: NorthantsAstro

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, 27 Nov 2017, 19:30
by Dr Grant Miller, project manager and communications lead for Zooniverse. Zooniverse is basically 'people powered research'. Anyone who has contributed to exoplanet discoveries through this scheme will be familiar with its aims, which are to tap crowd contributions on projects where the amount of data is too vast or too difficult for computer based analysis. Dr Miller is a former exoplanet scientist and responsible for organising the interests of Zooniverse volunteers, the social media side of Zooniverse and publishes the daily Zooniverse's blog.

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

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

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