Thursday 14th January 2021 at 7pm – next meeting

Artists impression of the E- ELT, credit for image the European Southern Observatory (ESO)

The next meeting of the Society will be on the 14th January 2021 at 7pm and by Zoom (as usual these days). 

The talk will be by Nick Busby on the World’s greatest telescopes.  Astronomy has been experiencing a renaissance […]

Happy New Year – ctd

Please note the comment added to the previous “Happy New Year” post.

Happy New Year

Wishing you a very happy, peaceful and healthy New Year.

It has certainly been a difficult and challenging year to put it mildly.  Out of necessity we have become used to staying in touch via Zoom but can look forward with hope that at some point this year we will be able to meet […]

Do it yourself stargazing

Fancy doing it a bit stargazing but unsure how to start or you do not have any equipment?  Don’t worry help is at hand.  A series of podcasts has been produced so that you can listen to a commentary of things to look for by eye or with binoculars at any time of year.  Simply […]

Next meeting Thursday 17th December 2020 at 7pm

Credit Evilkalla at English Wikipedia

The next meeting of the Society will be  on Thursday 17th December, Nick Busby will present the Mike Thomas  Christmas talk on “Aricebo remembered”.  The radio telescope in Arecibo, Puerto Rico made massive contributions to our astronomical knowledge over the 57 years that it operated.  This talk aims to celebrate […]

Next meeting Thursday 10th December 2020 at 7pm

The next meeting will be on Thursday 10th December and will we hear Bob Wright from Usk Society deliver the second part of his talk on exoplanets.  All welcome, start time is 7pm by Zoom.  The link to the meeting can be found below.  This will […]

Virtual Meeting Thursday 26th November 2020

The next Society meeting will be on Thursday 26th November.  Bob Wright from Usk Society will present part one of “Worlds among the stars” a talk on exoplanets. 

Around 4200 exoplanets have been discovered to date,  they have been found in all shapes and sizes and have caused astronomers to completely rethink many of the […]

Responses to “Happy Birthday” plus cautionary sky watching tale

Yes a big Happy Birthday to AAS – personally as I joined back in March just as lockdown was coming in, I look forward to attending my first meeting! Zoom is the next best thing and good fun though Tony PF

Congrat’s all!!! Sorry I’ve not joined you in recent meetings. Life is chaotic […]

Happy 10th Birthday

One of our founding members has pointed out to me that yesterday, the 8th November was the 10th birthday of Abergavenny Astronomical Society, it was 10 years since we first met in the Kings Arms in Abergavenny.  It certainly doesn’t feel like 10 years time has passed so quickly!  Looking forward to the time when […]

Next virtual meeting of Abergavenny Astronomy Society is Thursday 29th October

The next virtual meeting of Abergavenny Astronomy Society is Thursday 29th October at 7pm.  The subject will be the night sky in November.  Now we have the dark nights winter is well and truly with us and weather permitting this gives us even more opportunities at more social hours to go out stargazing.  Mars is […]