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 […]

Next Meeting : Monday 23rd September

Monday 23rd Sept., Dr Duncan MacLeod, Gravitational Physics Group, Cardiff University : will be talking on the subject of LIGO and Gravitational Waves.

Dr Duncan MacLeod, Cardiff Uni

Dr MacLeod is a Sêr Cymru COFUND Fellow in the Gravitational Physics group of the School of Physics and Astronomy. His research targets development of improved user-facing […]

? AAS meeting questions, 9th September ?

At our discussion meeting, last Monday, there was a lively exchange of views. There were 3 unanswered questions asked, that I have since investigated in a bit more detail.  I have posted my comments on the “General Items” page, HERE

Please note that these are my thoughts and comments.  Anyone who disagrees, or can add […]

Next Meeting 7:30pm, 9th September, 2019

Potential topics for our Discussion Group

Some notes on these suggested topics can be found on the downloads page HERE 

If anyone has a topic they would like to explore then please bring it along, or send details to me at E-Mail

1  :  Expansion of the Universe  :  100 years (or so) of theory and […]

Stargazing at Tretower Court

On Friday 6th September Usk Astronomical Society in association with CADW, the Brecon Beacons National Park and Visit Wales will be hosting a stargazing event at Tretower Court, near Crickhowell.  More detail can be found at this link including admission prices and how to buy tickets.

Link for Welsh version

Hopefully the weather will […]

Meetings September 2019

Welcome to the autumn series of meetings of the Abergavenny Astronomy Society.

We start in September with:-

Monday 9th Sept., : around the table discussion.  I will post a list of proposed topics next weekend along with some summary notes.

Monday 23rd Sept., Dr Duncan MacLeod, Gravitational Physics Group, Cardiff University : LIGO and Gravitational […]