Northamptonshire Natural History Society

Astronomy Section

Section President
Nick Hewitt
Section Secretary
James Whinfrey


NNHS Stargazing event


National Astronomy Week's theme of "Target Jupiter" draws attention to the fact that Jupiter will be ideally placed for observation during the evening in early March, at more or less the highest altitude it can obtain from the UK. Towards the end of the week (1st-8th March) the waxing crescent Moon will also be an attractive evening target, and of course the impressive winter deep-sky objects in Taurus, Auriga, Gemini and Orion will still be visible. Further details can be found at the NAW website - http://astronomyweek.org.uk.

As a result, the Astronomy Section of the Northamptonshire Natural History Society will be hosting another stargazing event at Delapre Abbey (NN4 8AW) on Saturday 8th March from 6:30-9:30pm. Please note that you do not have to attend for the entire time or arrive right at the beginning - you can drop in and out during the evening - past events have been a lot quieter towards the end of the evening. There will also be a short talk on observing Jupiter which will be repeated during the evening.

As Delapre Abbey has a small car park, we ask that people park in the surrounding streets where there is plenty of parking rather than parking at the Abbey itself. Not only will you get in and out of the area quicker, it will also make it a lot safer for the public moving between the telescopes and the cafe. The cafe will be open during the evening serving refreshments.

As before, please dress warmly as it will get cold - please wear thick soled shoes with hat and gloves. Please note that astronomy is weather dependent - if it is cloudy or raining, there will be nothing to see, so please use your judgement before making any long trips. As before, please could you email us at events@nnhs.info to let us know if you are coming so that we can gauge numbers.

To contact the events organisers, click here

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

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6 January 2014 (v 30)

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