AAS

Our inaugural meeting was on the 8th Nov 2010 and we officially formed in Feb 2011.
AAS holds monthly meetings, often with guest speakers.

All guests are welcome!
No knowledge necessary, just a curious mind.

We are able to provide assistance with setting up your telescope or just helping to find your way around the night sky.

We host discussions on subjects as varied as "finding your way around the sky" to "Dark Energy".

Come along and get a new perspective on the universe in which you live!

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Monthly Meetings

Just a quick reminder for those who attended the Zoom meeting with Nick last week, and info for those who didn’t.
Nick said that, as we are now in the summer season, there will be no more Zoom meetings in July and August. AAS normally has no meetings in July & August so this follows our usual practice.
It looks as though COVID restrictions are slowly being eased. With a bit of luck face to face meetings may be allowed in a couple of months, for those who feel comfortable with it. I for one, will look forward to it.
Further information and updates will be forthcoming when we have more info.
In the meantime enjoy your summer.

Next meeting of the Astronomy Society – Thursday 22nd July at 7pm

The next meeting of the Society will be by Zoom – (the link will be posted separately) on the 22nd July at 7pm. 

Do you know your OB associations from your supergiants? If not then this could be the talk for you.  This talk by Nick Busby builds on Keith Moseley’ talk on how star work and gives an overview of the different spectral types and how stars evolve and explains the Hertzsprung Russel diagram.

Everyone welcome – if you wish to join the meeting but do not have a link please email Observing@AbergavennyAS.org.uk

 

Next meeting of the astronomy society is Thursday 8th July @7pm

The next meeting of the astronomy society is on Thursday 8th July @7pm.  Jim Wilson, Chair of the Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Board will give a talk on how the International Dark Sky Reserve status was achieved and what it means for the National Park, both human and non-human.

Helen Lucocq MSc MRTPI, Strategy and Policy Manager for the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, will give a short presentation on how the Dark Sky Reserve will be included in the forward 5 year management plan for the Brecon Beacons and give feedback on the consultation process that many members of the society contributed to. 

If you wish to join the meeting but have not received an invitation or link please send an email requesting one to Observing@AbergavennyAS.org.uk

The link to the meeting will be sent shortly.

The meeting starts at 7:00 pm as usual, non-members are welcome

Link for the Astronomy society Meeting 24th June 2021

If you wish to join the meeting this Thursday 24th June but have not received a link or are not a member of the Society please email the Chairman at Observing@AbergavennyAS.org.uk

 

 

Next meeting of the Society is on the 24th June at 7pm

Next meeting of the Society is on the 24th June at 7pm and David Thomas will present on the night sky at this time of year.  The link for the meeting will be sent separately. 

Don’t forget the partial eclipse tomorrow!

Don’t forget the partial eclipse tomorrow! It will start at 10:04 am, the maximum is about an hour later at 11:09 am and it will finish at 12:20 pm.  Let’s hope it will be clear in the morning.  If you do want to observe it make sure you know how to do so safely by following this link

Next meeting of the astronomical society is 10th June at 7pm

The next meeting of the astronomical society will be the 10th June at 7 pm.  The subjects will be the globular clusters of early summer from Nick Busby and the sky in June and early July by David Thomas.   If you did not get an invitation or are not a member and would like to join the meeting please contact the Chairman by emailing  Observing@AbergavennyAS.org.uk

Next meeting of Abergavenny AS 7pm, Thursday 27th May

 The next meeting of the Society will be at 7pm on the 27th May.

Tony Parton-Frost from Abergavenny Astronomy Society will present on the topic of the Space Shuttle Programme

Partial solar eclipse on the 10th June

There will be a partial solar eclipse visible from Abergavenny on the 10th June 2021.  It will start at 10:04 am, the maximum is about an hour later at 11:09 am and it will finish at 12:20 pm.  The Sun will be be very high in the sky at over 53 degrees, let’s hope it will not be too cloudy!  Under no circumstances should you look at the Sun with your  unprotected eyes and specially not with any instruments that were not designed for the purpose, if you do it is very likely you will suffer irreparable damage to your eyesight.  You can purchase eclipse glasses for about £5 or project the Sun through a piece of card with a pinhole in it onto a second piece of card.  Of course you can also buy special telescopes and filters that allow you to observe the Sun in safety.  If in any doubt please contact a experienced member for advice (Observing@AbergavennyAS.org.uk).

For more details on timing please visit the website Timeanddate.com

There is some good advice on how to safely observer Sun at this link

Next meeting of the Society Thursday May 13th at 7:00 pm

The next meeting of the astronomical society will be at 7pm on the 13th May 2021.  Andrew Jeffries from Usk Society will give a presentation on the subject of “Dark Matter”  The invitation and joining details will be sent in a separate email.  If you do not receive the invitation or want to join the meeting as a guest please email the Chairman at Observing@AbergavennyAS.org.uk