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 […]

Perseid meteor shower

Tonight, the 12th August, is this year’s peak of the Perseid meteor shower and although not one of the most favourable years and with a dodgy weather forecast it is still worth having a look out to catch a glimpse of this natural wonder.  Unfortunately there is a very large Moon around, full moon is […]

Next Meeting : Monday 24th June

Professor Matt Griffin, Astronomy Instrumentation Group, Cardiff Uni. will be coming to talk to us on the subject of “Characterising Extra-solar Planets”.  Brief summary:-

Prof Matt Griffin, Cardiff Uni.

“Around 4,000 extra-solar planets have now been detected, and studying them is one of the most important areas of astronomical research today.

Using the technique of […]

Next Meeting – Discussion Group 10th June

Our next session is a discussion group next Monday.

Suggested topics : Items from the news etc over the last month

Space Debris  –  The cluttered nature of the space around the Earth. Water in the Solar system  –  Water on Earth, the moon and Pluto. Mars  –  History, minerals, soil and potential for oxygen […]

Next Meeting : Monday 13th May

For our May meeting Dr Andreas Papageorgiou, Research Associate, Astronomy Instrumentation Group, Cardiff School of Physics & Astronomy will be coming to talk to us.

Andreas Papageorgiou + Herschel

Since 2008, Dr Papageorgiou has been full-time involved with all phases of space telescope missions.  He will be talking about the work he was involved in with […]

Next Meeting : Monday 8th April

This month Professor Chris Allton from the Department of Physics at Swansea will be talking to us about the the forces that operate in Neutron Stars.

 

Chris is an Australian by birth, education (and outlook!). He is a professor of theoretical particle physics in Swansea University where his research involves using some of the fastest […]