NAA at 30
1983 to 2013
Northants Amateur Astronomers
Full membership £30
Meetings with guest speakers £3 and £4 for non members
General Meetings £2
The N.A.A., which is a registered charity, is now in it’s 30th year. The society was founded in 1983 by Nick Freville President of the N.A.A.
Our meetings are aimed at a level that can be enjoyed by all regardless of the experience you may have in astronomy. Throughout the year we have visiting guest speakers who bring us up to date with all the latest happenings in astronomy and space, (see our meetings page), whilst some of our more experienced members will provide talks about their own observations of the night sky and also give advice in what to look out for in the coming months. In addition to our meetings we hold starwatches each month, (weather permitting) apart from the month of June. This is due to British Summertime when it never really gets dark enough. The starwatches are held at the Newton Field Center near Geddington, where a variety of telescopes are set up and members will be more than willing to give any advice and to show you some of sights the night sky has to offer. Interested? Why not come along to one of our meetings or starwatches and discover your universe.See the Information page for more details.
October/November, 2013 – Public Meetings @ Newton Field Centre –
Speaker : Mr Mark Goff
A very enjoyable Meeting at Newton Field Centre was had by all with a fantastic talk on ‘Winter Skies’ by Mark Goff
The observing sky was beautifully clear with many fascinating views of clear constellations and the ‘Milky Way’ too.
Through binoculars we observed the ‘fuzzy’ haze of the Andromeda Galaxy and ‘Pleiades’(often nicknamed the ‘Seven sisters’) but after observing through Binoculars that Pleiades consists of many more stars that Seven!
Speaker : Mr Steve Bell
Steve gave us a most informative talk on every aspect of the’ Space Shuttle’ imaginable from Purpose, Building and Launch to Landing.
A truly amazing achievement excellently explained in Steve’s presentation
Just as we were leaving for the evening Jupiter came into sight on the horizon.