Whoops – the meeting on Monday 10th is in the King’s Head, Cross Street as usual.

Sorry for the mistake in the original notice that indicated the meeting was in our old haunt the King’s Arms it is of course in our usual venue – upstairs in the King’s Head, 19:30 pm.

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 […]

Monday 12th Nov. Next Meeting

The next meeting is next Monday evening, 12th November.  Usual time and place, 7:30pm at the Kings Head, Abergavenny.

It will be a “chat round the table” session.  No fixed agenda, but an open meeting.  However, there are a number of topics that I have read about over the last month, see below.

Mission Updates:- […]

Next Meeting + November meetings

Next Meeting Monday 22nd October  :  Amber Hornsby, Cardiff – “Detecting the Invisible Universe”

Monday 12th November  :  Discussion/chat on various astronomy topics

Monday 26th November  :  Chris Starr,  FRAS FBIS, IAAA, Wells & Mendip Astronomers – “Voyage to the Dawn of the Solar System”.

Usual Time and Place; 7:30pm, Kings Head, Abergavenny.

Everyone most welcome

Monday 8th Oct, Next Meeting

The next meeting will be on Monday, 8th Oct.  Usual time and place:- 7:30pm at the Kings Head, next to Abergavenny town hall.

This month rather than mainly talk about a single item there are a number of topics that have caught my eye over the last few weeks that we can explore.  I have […]

Monday 24th September – Next Meeting

For our next meeting we welcome back Andy Burns, Chairman of the Wiltshire AS and co-director of the Griffin Educational Observatory, Andalucia. The title of his talk is

“Welcome to the Dark Side:  Dark nebulae, discovery and views“

It should be of interest to everyone, with plenty of pictures I am sure.

Andy may […]

Monday 10th September – Next meeting

“The trouble with telescopes”

Amateur telescopes come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, have you ever wondered why there are so many different types and what they all do?  In this session we will look into the intrinsic shortcomings of many designs and what has been done to overcome them.  If you are considering […]

South West Astronomy Fair

The South west astronomy Fair is held each year at the Norman Lockyer Observatory at Sidmouth in Devon.  This year it is being held on the 11th August.  Sidmouth is about 2.5 hour drive away.  It is a good day out with vintage telescopes on display in the domes, talks and trade stands.  Admission is […]