Northamptonshire Natural History Society (NNHS)
The Humfrey Rooms, 10 Castilian Terrace, Northampton, NN1 1LD
Mon Feb 27, 2017
Time: Starts at 7:30pm
Price: Free for the first 3 meetings
These are our members' meetings for which participation is invited. It's a forum to discuss research, new observations, equipment and techniques. If you've got any astronomical problems bring them along for some help. Guests are very welcome.
Public Open Evening
Mansfield and Sutton Astronomical Society
Sherwood Observtory Coxmoor Road Sutton in Ashfield Notts NG 17 5LF
Sat Mar 4, 2017
Price: Adults (over 16) £5 under 16's £1 (under 16's must be accompanied by an adult)
You will have an opportunity to stare into our solar system and gaze into our beautiful galaxy through our famous 24” and other portable telescopes. Listen to “the sounds of space” and track incoming meteors through our radio astronomy equipment. Take a guided tour around the stars. If you have a pair of binoculars bring them along. There will also be themed talks and childrens activities (eg “crater making,” an astronomy themed quiz, and a space shuttle landing simulation).Booking is not required – just turn up. Free onsite parking. Refreshments. Disabled access to all areas (however, please note that the main telescope is situated in a dome at the top of a spiral staircase). If you have any questions on an astronomical theme, our members will be on hand to answer them. Free sky maps or factsheets to take away. Wrap up warm as most of the evening will be spent outside (and astronomy can be a very cold science). Please note that weather conditions may restrict viewing but the event will still go ahead.
Further information about this and all other events and activities can be found on our website at www.sherwood-observatory.org and you can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
Human Performance In Space
Nene Valley Astronomical Society
Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston, Northants NN9 5AT
Mon Mar 20, 2017
Humans have travelled into space since 1961 and with missions becoming ever more complex and lasting for longer periods of time, Nathan will be explaining the effects of spaceflight on the human body and how astronauts live and work in zero-G.