North Essex Astronomical Society
Promoting Astronomy in Essex
North Essex Astronomical Society
Solar Gazing
North Essex Astronomical Society
The friendly astronomy society

About Us

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Our regular events fall into three groups – our monthly public lectures, our star gazing (solar in the summer) events at Great Notley Country Park and Abberton Reservoir and members-only events. We also run occasional online Live Astronomy events.

All our events are listed on our calendar. Links to events at individual locations can be found by following the above links.

 

Date Time Event
19/07/2018
8:00pm - 11:30pm
Club Night at The Observatory (Members Only) neas thursday meetings
   
21/07/2018
12:00pm - 3:00pm
CANCELLED - Solar Gazing at Abberton Reservoir Solar Gazing
   
21/07/2018
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Trip to Greenwich Observatory (Members Only) Entrance to Royal Observatory, Greenwich
   
26/07/2018
8:00pm - 11:30pm
Club Night at The Observatory (Members Only) neas thursday meetings
   
02/08/2018
8:00pm - 11:30pm
Club Night at The Observatory (Members Only) neas thursday meetings
   
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Solar Gazing at Great Notley (26th May 2018)

Today’s FREE solar gazing event at Great Notley Country Park is going ahead between 12:00 and 3:oopm.  Please see our events page for more information.

Talk at Henry Dixon Hall Cancelled (16th May 2018)

We are deeply sorry to have to cancel May’s talk at The Henry Dixon hall by Mike Barrett.
Sadly Mike has been taken unwell and is unable to attend.

We wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to hearing his Space X talk later in the year.

CANCELLED – Stargazing at Great Notley (17th March 2018)

Tonight’s FREE stargazing event at Great Notley Country Park is cancelled due to the snow.  Our next event is at Abberton Reservoir on 24th March (Booking Essential).  Please see our events page for more information.

Stargazing at Great Notley (24th February 2018)

Tonight’s FREE stargazing event at Great Notley Country Park will be going ahead as planned (Feb 24th).The weather is looking good, but temperatures will be close to zero and breezy so please wrap up warmly! See you there from 6:00PM. Please note that normal car parking fees apply.  More information is available here.

Wendy Clark – Cometwatch on Astronomy.FM

Listen to NEAS member and newly elected Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society Wendy Clark in this January edition of the Astronomy.fm podcast:

Cometwatch 2018/01/28 with Wendy Clark

Stargazing at Great Notley Cancelled (20th January 2018)

Unfortunately, tonight’s stargazing event at Great Notley Country Park is cancelled (Jan 20th) due to rain being forecast all day with a risk of it continuing this evening. We’re sorry for any disappointment, but we hope to see you at our next events (Abberton Reservoir on Sat 27th Jan, Abberton Reservoir on Sat 17th Feb and Great Notley on Sat 24th Feb).

Live Astronomy – 8th January 2018 – Galaxies

In this Live Astronomy event we take a look at a number of nearby (and not so nearby) galaxies. We show you live views of galaxies from right here in Essex, as well as discussing facts and physics about them. You can find out more about our Live Astronomy events on our Live Astronomy Information page or check the Event Calendar for the date and time of the next Live Astronomy event.

Important: The sound on this video is muted by default – move your mouse over the video and use the volume control that appears at the bottom right to turn up the volume. We also recommend using the fullscreen button to enlarge the video stream.

Live Astronomy Event.

Posted by North Essex Astronomical Society

 

Archives of all previous events are also available via our Live Astronomy Archives page. Recordings are also available on our YouTube Channel.

Live Astronomy – 8th December 2017 – The International Space Station

In this Live Astronomy event we watch the International Space Station pass over Essex. You can find out more about our Live Astronomy events on our Live Astronomy Information page or check the Event Calendar for the date and time of the next Live Astronomy event.

Important: The sound on this video is muted by default – move your mouse over the video and use the volume control that appears at the bottom right to turn up the volume. We also recommend using the fullscreen button to enlarge the video stream.

Live Astronomy Event.

Posted by North Essex Astronomical Society

 

Archives of all previous events are also available via our Live Astronomy Archives page. Recordings are also available on our YouTube Channel.

Live Astronomy – 28th November 2017 – The Moon

In this Live Astronomy event we view the moon from the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory. You can find out more about our Live Astronomy events on our Live Astronomy Information page or check the Event Calendar for the date and time of the next Live Astronomy event.

Important: The sound on this video is muted by default – move your mouse over the video and use the volume control that appears at the bottom right to turn up the volume. We also recommend using the fullscreen button to enlarge the video stream.

Live Astronomy Event.

Posted by North Essex Astronomical Society

 

Archives of all previous events are also available via our Live Astronomy Archives page. Recordings are also available on our YouTube Channel.

Free Guide to Observing Meteors

Free Meteor Guide
Free Meteor Guide

Stories about spectacular meteor showers often appear in the news. We know that editors like to exaggerate a bit to entertain their readers, so what will you see in reality?

In this free guide, we explain what a meteor is and how you can easily go about observing them. Meteor watching is fun for all the family and best of all it doesn’t require any specialised equipment.

So why not head over to our Free Astronomy Resources page and download your copy today?