Reminder: Next Meeting Monday 22nd October

For our next meeting  Amber Hornsby, of Cardiff University, will be giving a talk entitled 

“Detecting the Invisible Universe”

Currently, she is a third-year postgraduate researcher based in the Astronomy Instrumentation Group at Cardiff who also writes articles for Astronomy publications, including the on-line astrobites.org journal.

  Usual time and place, 7:30pm, The Kings Head, next to Abergavenny Town Hall.

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October Meetings

8th October  :  a quick reminder for the next meeting tomorrow

22nd October  :  Amber Hornsby, Cardiff University, will be giving a talk entitled “Detecting the Invisible Universe”.  She is a third year PhD student who also writes articles for Astronomy publications, including the on-line astrobites.org journal.

Usual time and place, 7:30pm, The Kings Head, next to […]

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 […]

Next meeting 14th May – Prof. Mike Edmunds, Cardiff University, School of Astrophysics and Astronomy : Ancient Astronomy: megaliths, landscapes and cosmologies.

Prof. Mike Edmunds is always one of our most popular speakers – this is one certainly not to be missed – he is lead academic on the Antikythera Mechanism Research Project, a device made in Greece 2,000 years ago.  In this talk he will discuss how much was known about astronomy in ancient times, before […]

Observing session 10th April is cancelled

Unfortunately the weather forecast is not looking good for Tuesday night with  over 90% low cloud until about 11pm when it drops to about 60% cloud cover over Abergavenny.  There is  also chance of light rain.  We will therefore have to look for another date to do some observing, watch this space as they say!

Next Meeting Reminder & Question

Pushed the wrong button and sent out a email by mistake  –  Apologies, K First the reminder:- Next meeting tomorrow, 9th April, Kings Head, Abergavenny at 7:30pm. Topic “Where did all the stuff come from?”. Elements used to make a smart phone are HERE.   Notes I prepared in December for this topic are HERE. 

And […]

Trip to Jodrell Bank and observing opportunity

Jodrell Bank Visit 15th May

In association with Usk Astronomical Society we are arranging a trip to the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire.  The date is Tuesday the 15th May.  It will be a whole day trip leaving in the morning and arriving bank around 7pm.  The cost of the trip is £7 per person […]