June’s Presentation

(See webpage for picture)

As in previous years there are no meetings of AAS in July and August.  Our next scheduled meeting will be on the 23rd September.
Enjoy the summer, especially all you solar watchers, see you in the Autumn.

Next Meeting 7:30pm, Monday 24th June

Hi to everyone,
Our next meeting will be at the usual time and place, upstairs in the Hen & Chickens, Abergavenny at 7:30pm.

This month Andrew Lohfink will be talking about our own star, the Sun.  Andrew’s talk about the Kuiper Belt in January was both interesting and entertaining.  I’m looking forward to listening to his chat on our Sun.

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory

All are welcome – no knowledge or experience necessary! We look forward to seeing you there.

May 27th Meeting – Cancelled

Hi everyone. The next scheduled date for our 4th Monday meeting is the 27th May.
Kevin & Nick will both be away that week so we would struggle to get a speaker.
It is also the Spring Bank Holiday weekend when many others may also be taking a break.

So we have decided to cancel the May meeting but, hopefully, the 24th June scheduled date will be going ahead.
Hopefully you are not too disappointed! See you in June.

Next meeting of Abergavenny Astronomy Society is on Monday 22th April in the Hens & Chickens Pub, Flannel Street, Abergavenny NP7 5EG.

A piece of the iron meteorite Campo del Cielo, one of the world’s largest existing meteorites, from Argentina

This month we will follow-up on some requests from members and revisit the subject of meteorites. Nick Busby will explain, using a fine collection of specimens, what they are, where they come from and what they can tell us about the formation of the solar system and life itself.

The meeting will start at 7:30 pm. All welcome including non-members and complete novices.

Next Meeting 7:30pm, Monday 25th March

Hi all, Next meeting, usual time & place, Upstairs in the Hen & Chicks, Abergavenny, at 7:30pm.

Topic this month will be the Square Kilometre Array (SKA)

SKA-LOW Antenna, W Australia

This is a multi-nation low frequency radio telescope situated in the S Hemisphere. The first of the planned 130,000+ SKA-LOW antennas have just started to be installed in W Australia.
They will be able to search for radio emission from neutral hydrogen in the very early universe, the time before the gas was ionized by the light of the first stars, galaxies and quasars, and the cosmic dark ages came to an end.
We will explore the progress of this huge project, the largest radio telescope in the world, and what its science objectives are including probing the cosmic dawn, dark energy, galaxy evolution etc.

Come along and join in the discussion – you don’t have to be an expert, just fascinated by our universe – all are welcome

The Moon is popular again!

The Moon is once again popular with the USA, Japan, China and India all having or about to land spacecraft on the satellite. Intuitive Machines has just landed a probe, the first private company to do so, at a cost of one thousanth of the Apollo programme.

This weekend sees a full Moon that is also a minimoon and a snowmoon, or to some a hunger moon.

Don’t know your apogee from your perigee or still think the Moon looks temptingly like a round of Stilton? Then answers to most of your questions may be found in this month’s meeting of the Society, Monday 26th February upstairs in the Hen and Chickens, Abergavenny. Meeting starts at 7:30 and the topic is “A beginners guide to the Moon” by Nick Busby