NASTRO Committee (2021-22)
The following members were elected to serve on the committee at the AGM.
My Interest in astronomy began while at school, after joining the Astronomy Society. A group of us met and shared a friend’s 12” equatorial scope. Without GoTo or even drives, we spent many hours scanning the sky trying to find some Messier object or other. Through most of the intervening years, I was limited to naked eye and binocular observing, always promising that come retirement, I would buy my own scope. As it turned out, I actually bought my first scope 5 years before I retired and am currently using my third. My main interest is astrophotography, going right back to the school days, taking star trails and meteor shots on B&W 35mm film. Thankfully things have moved in every dimension since then. I joined NASTRO in 2017 after moving up to the North East from the Midlands and was elected to the role of Chair in 2021.
I’ve been interested in astronomy for many years but up until recently have never been able to afford a telescope. I have been a member of NASTRO since 2010 and have learned a great deal from the more experience members of the club. My main interest is astrophotography and I have recently built an observatory in my garden where my 11’’ Celestron lives.
I try and attend most of NASTRO’s public events where I enjoy showing people the views of the night sky through my telescope.
Dr Adrian Jannetta FRAS
Hello! I've been a member of NASTRO since it started in 2000. I was the Training Officer for most of that period and Chair of the club in 2011/12. I've regularly given lectures and run astronomy courses for beginners at the club and for public outreach events around the northeast. I've been interested in astronomy since I was very young and I'm still as excited about it now as I was then!
I have several telescopes: the biggest is a 16 inch Dobsonian (for visual observations) and I've got a lovely Meade LX10 (8 inch SCT) for visual and imaging purposes.