Northumberland Astronomical Society
|Organization||Northumberland Astronomical Society|
|Location||Hauxley Nature Reserve, Northumberland, England|
|Altitude||7 m (23 ft)|
The Northumberland Astronomical Society was founded in 2000 by local amateur astronomers in Northumberland, UK. The society is informally known among its members as "Nastro". The first formal meetings of the society were held in the village hall at Low Hauxley but increasing membership and the support of the Northumberland Wildlife Trust saw meetings move to the visitor centre in the nearby Hauxley Nature Reserve in 2002. The Nature Reserve was burned down in an arson attack on June 29, 2010 so now society meetings are held in the Beehive function room at The Trap Inn until the new building is completed which is expected to be in 2012.
Nastro's mission is to encourage astronomy and science education in the North East of England.
The society has an active public outreach programme.
- http://forum.skyatnightmagazine.com/tm.asp?m=99573 NASTRO International Year of Astronomy programme (2009)
- http://www.northumberlandgazette.co.uk/news/Star-scope-opens-the-skies.4760040.jp Star scope opens the skies (Northumberland Gazette)