Next meeting of the Astronomical Society

Owing to some individuals that decided to log into the meeting on the 1st April and disrupt it we had to close the meeting.  It has been decided to re-run the meeting this coming Thursday 8th April at 7pm.  Bob Wright will present the second half of his talk on the Artemis project (this is […]

Next meeting of the astronomy society is Thursday 1st April 2021 at 7pm

The next meeting of the astronomy society will be on Thursday 1st April 2021 at 7pm.  Bob Wright will present the second half of “The Artemis program”.  This is a U.S. government-funded international human spaceflight program that has the goal of landing “the first woman and the next man” on the Moon.  This talk was […]

Nova in Cassiopeia

A nova has flared up in Cassiopeia.  A nova is caused when a white dwarf in a binary pair has been drawing material from its companion star.  A point is reached where a thermonuclear reaction starts and the white dwarf flares up for a few weeks and is visible right across the galaxy.  It is […]

Next meeting Thursday 18th March 2020

The next meeting of the Society will be at 7pm on Thursday the 18th March.  Mr Keith Moseley, former Head of Physics at Monmouth School, will present on “How Stars Work”

The Zoom details to access the meeting are given below: Topic: Astronomical Society Meeting – Keith Mosley- How stars work Time: Mar 18, 2021 […]

Next meeting 7pm Thursday 11th March – Artemis part 2

The next meeting of the Society will be by Zoom on Thursday 11th March 2020 at the usual 7pm.  Bob Wright will complete his account of the Artemis mission to the Moon.  Details of the Zoom link are below: Time: Mar 11, 2021 07:00 PM London

Next meeting 7pm Thursday 25th February – Observing nebulae

This Thursday Martin Griffiths will give a talk on Observing Nebulae.  Many of you will know Martin from his long association with the Society and the many excellent talks he has given in the past.

There are many forms of nebulae, some easy to spot, others more difficult. In this lecture Martin will explore the […]

Feb 2021 – Mars Month?

Map of the global topology of Mars overlaid with locations of landers and rovers

18th February:  Nasa has managed to crane their rover and helicopter into the Jezero Crater on Mars.  It’s now about 2km from what is thought to be an ancient (that’s 4 billion years ago!) river delta that fed a […]

Virtual starparty

There will be a virtual star party on the 1st March, hosted by Bwlch and Llangorse tourism and presented by Nick Busby.  It is suitable for all ages 10 years up and assumes no prior knowledge of the stars.

Stargazing activity for this week

Additional note, I did this exercise for Abergavenny last week and although it was not the best of nights – it was a bit misty and very cold, I managed to count 14 stars in Orion from my back garden in Abergavenny.  The app then informed me that that was better than 77% of places […]

Something for Feb – Perseverance Rover due at Mars

There is a lot of interest in Mars at the moment from a number of different countries with current missions from China and the UAE and plans by the ESA/Russia, Japan and India in the next 3 or 4 years.

First up look out on the 18th February for the scheduled landing of the NASA […]