Reminder: Next Meeting Tomorrow – Monday 27th Jan, 2020

A quick reminder  –  Dr Mikako Matsuura, a Senior Lecturer and STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellow, from the Astronomy Group at Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy is coming to give us a talk.

All are welcome.  Usual time & place

The Kings Head, Abergavenny  :  7:30pm

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.

January 2020 meetings

The 2020 programme page has now been posted on the web-site –HERE–.  In January we have:- Monday 13th :  An open discussion evening.  Suggested topics will be posted the week before. Monday 27th :  Dr Mikako Matuura will be coming from Cardiff Uni to talk to us.  Her research interests include dust and molecules in […]

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 […]

November Meetings

Next Meeting is on Monday 25th November.  It will be an open “round the table” discussion on a number of various topics.  I will put up some suggestions for discussion items on the website in the next week.  If anyone has a topic they would like covered just drop me a mail. A good crowd […]

Transit of Mercury seen from Abergavenny

The weather in South Wales held out today to show the transit of Mercury for most of the afternoon, starting from about 12:35.  Mercury was still in transit as the Sun set.  The first picture below shows Mercury 10 minutes into the transit.  The 2nd picture shows the full Sun to demonstrate just how small […]

Next Meeting : Monday 11th November

A talk by Dr Annabel Cartwright, Reader in Astrophysics at Cardiff University School of Physics and Astronomy and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Physics Education Research Group.

Everyone is most welcome.  Come along and hear about another view on where life on earth may have come from.

Dr Annabel Cartwright, Cardiff

Abstract of talk:-  Current […]

Next meeting is October 28th

The next meeting of the Abergavenny Astronomy Society is on Monday October 28th in the King’s Head, Abergavenny at 7:30pm.

This month we have a real treat for those interested is cosmology.  Professor Prem Kumar (Professor of Theoretical Physics with the Particle Physics and Cosmology Theory Group, Swansea University) will be discussing Decoding black holes […]

Next meeting Monday 14th, The search for the star of Bethlehem

This is a talk in our Basic Series.  David Thomas FRAS from Usk AS will give a talk on “The search for the star of Bethlehem”.  This well researched talk will include descriptions of many of the phenomena that are potential candidates for what the Magi are reported to have seen.  For those new to […]