Oops – Correction for Next Meeting: Monday 25th Feb

Another mistake on my part – losing grip, must be!

Correct day and date is Monday 25th February at 7:30pm

Sorry

Next Meeting – Monday 25th February

For our next meeting Jenifer Millard from Cardiff University School of Physics and Astronomy will be talking about GALAXIES. Jenifer is an amateur astronomer and also co-presents the blog @AwesomeAstroPod.

Jenifer Millard

Usual time and venue, The Kings Head, next to Abergavenny Town Hall, at 7:30pm

Should be an interesting and informative evening.  All […]

How dark are your skies?

The British Astronomical Society has joined with  the  Campaign to Protect Rural England for Star Count 2019. This cosmic census that will help map light pollution across the country.

All you will need to do is to count the number of stars you can see (with the naked eye) within the constellation of Orion. The national […]

Next Meeting Monday 11th February

A question was asked at our January discussion group about the evolution of the Solar System and planetary migration.  So, at this meeting we can explore the issue in a bit more depth.  I am hoping I will be able to show a short video, or videos, illustrating the Grand Tack Hypothesis.

If we have […]

Dave Phillips RIP

You may have read in this week’s Chronicle a piece by the Abergavenny Film Society announcing the death of Dave Phillips. Dave was also a long time member of the Abergavenny Astronomy Society.

Next Meeting 28th January

Keith Mosely FRAS, from Monmouth Astronomical Research Society, is coming to talk to us about the BepiColombo joint European/Japanese mission to investigate the planet Mercury. Usual time and place, 7:30pm in an upper room at the Kings Head, next to Abergavenny Town Hall. All are most welcome

ESA-JAXA BepiColombo probe to Mercury

BepiColombo is a […]

The adventures of Curiosity rover in Gale crater: exploring the geology of Mars

For information there is a lecture on the geology of Mars at Swansea University on Saturday 15th December 2018, it will be given by Professor Sangeev Gupta from Imperial College, London.  The event is hosted by the South Wales Geological Association (SWGA).  The meeting will begin at 11:00 am with refreshments being served from 10:15 […]

Next meeting Monday 10th December, The Chelyabinsk affair

As day was breaking in Siberia on the 15 February 2013, a huge meteor descended at over 60,000 kilometers per hour over the Ural Mountains and exploded at an altitude of 25–30 kilometers over the industrial town of Chelyabinsk. It had an estimated equivalent explosive force of 500,000 tonnes of TNT. It showered […]

The Mike Thomas Christmas Lecture

Usk Astronomical Society will be holding the Mike Thomas Lecture on the 20th December 2018 and all members of Abergavenny Society are cordially invited. 

This year our old friend Dr. Paul Roche from Cardiff University School of Physics and Astronomy will present on “Robotic Astronomy”.  The meeting will start at 7pm in the Old Grammar […]

Monday 26th Nov., Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be a presentation by Chris Starr,  FRAS FBIS, IAAA.

The title of his talk will be

Journey to the dawn of the Solar System

This will look at the history of the solar system focusing on NASA’s Dawn Mission. The Dawn Mission was launched in 2007 to study the asteroid belt objects […]