The Sun – Next meeting this coming Monday 11th Sep @ 7:30pm

Every thing you wanted to know about our Sun but were afraid to ask (well maybe!). http://abergavennyas.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/GMS-NASA-On-Air-Five-Day-Solar-Show-5292015.mp4

5 Day Solar Show video from NASA

Nick will talk about our sun, the source of all life on Earth.  He will deal with the basics and no doubt will have photos taken with his solar […]

September is on the way

3 items in this post:-

1) The schedule of meetings for the Autumn 2) The final fling of Cassini 3) An invitation to a GW lecture in Cardiff University

1) The schedule of meetings for the Autumn The “Meetings” page has been updated for the period September to December. Meanwhile, the September meetings are:- 11th […]

Meteor watching party this Saturday!

Its that time of year again, time for the Perseid meteor shower.  They are around for the first couple of weeks of August and in Abergavenny tonight it is forecast to be clear so you may see some.  The Moon  is not well placed tonight but certainly worth a try.  Saturday evening is close to […]

Last Session of the Summer – Dr Chris North

A good last session of the summer from Chris North this week and a good turnout.  Lots of questions both technical and on the value of fundamental research

An interesting article has been published recently on the discovery of an orbiting pair of super massive black holes, each around 15 billion times the mass […]

Next meeting this coming Monday 26th June – Dr Chris North, Gravitational Waves

Monday 26th is the last meeting before we break for the summer and we have a treat in store.  Following the successes in recent years of detecting and interpreting gravitational waves we thought it was about time we invited a speaker that could present authoritatively on the subject.

We will be very pleased to welcome […]

Meeting 12th June

Bit low on numbers for this meeting but good discussion among those who were there.

The News of the Month for June is posted HERE

The next meeting is on 26th June.

Next Meeting 12th June @ 7:30pm

The next meeting is a Cosmology Discussion group.  The topics will be

1)  Recent news stories – around 6 items, 2)  Cosmic Inflation  –  What is it and why is it necessary This is the theory that the universe underwent a massive expansion in the first micro second after the Big Bang.

I have put some […]

Is this what is in store for the Milky Way & Andromeda?

I came across a Hubble video recently.  It consists of a computer simulation of 2 galaxies colliding along with 5 pictures of actual collisions as a comparison. The details are on the “General Items” page.

Observing in June

As we get into summer the nights get very short and it’s tempting to pack away the binoculars and telescopes until the Autumn.  However there is still plenty to see and this month Martin Griffiths has kindly provided a guide as to what you may look for.

The Night Sky in June 2017

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AAS meetings June

The meetings scheduled for June are:-

Monday 12th June; Cosmology Discussion; Topic Cosmological Inflation

Monday 26th June; General Meeting; Dr Chris North, Cardiff University will be talking about Gravitational Waves.

Usual time & place – The Kings Head, Abergavenny at 7:30pm

All are most welcome.

Please note that, as in previous years, there will be […]