Next Meeting 7:30pm, Monday 27th Nov

Martin Griffiths BSc, MSc, FRAS

Martin Griffiths, BSc, MSc, FRAS
Will be talking on the topic:-

Mars – A typical planet for Life?

There are currently 10 missions exploring Mars, 2 surface rovers looking for signs of life, 1 helicopter and 7 in orbit.  The Chinese rover, Zhurong, is not active at the moment.
As Spock is alleged to have said; “It’s life Jim, but not as we know it”.
Along with the current interest in a manned mission that is being developed it seems like an opportune time to look at Mars in a bit more detail.

There will be a buffet provided for the season so, if you have not yet done so perhaps you can let me know if you are coming so Carol can organise for numbers.
Usual place, upstairs in the Hen & Chicks.

Advance Notice – November meeting

The next meeting is on Mon 27th Nov at 7:30pm

There will be a talk by Martin Griffiths.  Some of you may know Martin as he has visited us before.  Martin is a professional astronomer and communicator, Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, a prolific author and is involved in Dark Skies Wales and Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Initiative.
Also, as proposed at the October meeting, there will be a light buffet available which will be subsidised by the Society.
To celebrate the season we are also extending an invitation to members of the Usk and HoV Societies.

In order to organise the buffet we need to have an idea of numbers.  So, if you are going to be coming along could you reply to me at

Reminder-Next meeting on Monday

Couple of changes to the meeting on the 22nd, 7:30pm, upstairs in the Hen & Chicks.
Neither Nick nor Carol will be able to make it so the AGM should be over very quickly – Just me to present the reports prepared by Nick & Carol.
It should be a varied and interesting evening but, as Nick will not be there, another of our keen observers, Andrew Lohfink, will be presenting the best things to look forward to for the next month.

Look forward to seeing you there, all are welcome.