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About the NAA and Meeting Reviews


1983 to 2016 


Northants Amateur Astronomers

Full membership £30
Concessions £19
Meetings with guest speakers £3 and £4 for non members
General Meetings £2



Perseid evening ’14

A few photos from Calvin’s collection showing a very wet but great fun evening !

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NAA visit to the  Rutherford appleton laboratory in June

NAA visit to the
Rutherford Appleton laboratory in June 2013


The N.A.A., which is a registered charity,  is now in it’s 33nd 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.   The starwatches and meetings are held at the Newton Field Centre 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.

Meeting Reviews

3 Feb 14 – Visit to Lab 13, Irchester School


Observing Evening with the pupils and the scouts



 4 February, 2014 -  Astrophotography (Part 1)

Speaker : Mr Jerry Bell

Jerry gave a most interesting talk on Astrophotography with plenty of tips and photographs.

Dave Eagle – 4 November, 2014

Dave presented a very interesting talk entitled “The Race for Space”  explaining in great detail about the various missions into Space and Moon landing Missions too.