Starting stargazing

We have recently had a patch of dry sunny weather with clear skies, let’s hope it continues.  If you want to do a bit of stargazing but really do not quite know where to start you may find the following document helpful.  It is not for the experienced observer but for those that feel like […]

Globe at Night, measuring light pollution

Light pollution is the scourge of amateur astronomers and lovers of a beautiful starry sky alike.  Now you can take part in a global survey where no experience or special equipment is required.  Simply click on the link below to find out more details about the survey and how you can get involved and the […]

Next meeting on the 23rd March is cancelled

Owing to the present situation concerning the COVID-19 (Corona) virus it has been decided to cancel the next meeting of the Abergavenny Astronomy Society that was due to take place on the 23rd March. The next meeting after that should be on the 27th April, after Easter. Members will be advised near the time if […]

Are we living in the Matrix? CANCELLED

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled owing to concerns over the Corona virus.

This is the intriguing topic of a lecture by Professor David Tong from the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University.  The lecture is at 3:00 pm on Friday 20th March 202 in the Taliesin Arts Centre in Swansea […]

Abergavenny AS AGM 9th March 2020

The 2020 AGM of the Society will be held in the King’s Head at 7:30pm on the 9th March 2020.  The agenda for the meeting and the minutes of the last meeting can be seen by clicking the links below:


2019 AGM minutes

The AGM is the place to discuss what members […]

Next Meeting : 24th Feb., 2020

Our next meeting will be a presentation by Dr Matthew Smith from the Astronomy Group at the Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy.

Dr Matthew Smith : Cardiff School of Physics & Astronomy


Dr Smith’s research is focused on dust and gas (basically any stuff between stars!), and how they relate to star-formation in the […]

National Astronomy Week 2020

It has been brought to my attention, by Gavin, that the Federation of Astronomical Societies is holding a “National Astronomy Week” from the 14th to the 22nd November, 2020. Despite the coincidence this week has not been arranged to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the AAS (8th Nov, 2010) but rather to mark the closest […]

Reminder: Next Meeting Tomorrow – Monday 13th Jan, 2020

Quick reminder:- The next meeting, tomorrow, is an open discussion meeting.

Suggested topics on the website. HERE.

Everyone is most welcome. Come along and join in, no expertise required!

Usual time and place: 7:30pm at the Kings Head.

Next meeting Monday 9th December – Getting started in stargazing

Another in our back to basics series, in this meeting we will cover how to start observing the stars.  Many beginners feel a bit daunted when first starting to try and observe, maybe they have a new pair of binoculars or even a telescope but have no idea how to begin.  In this talk we […]

Next Meeting : 25th November

This meeting will be one of our open “round the table” discussions. I have listed a number of suggested topics that we may cover, further details HERE.

Round the Table


Please remember that this is an open session. My topics are mere suggestions, which I will prepare some info for. However, if there […]