Reminder-Next Meeting Monday 25th March

A quick reminder that the next meeting is tomorrow evening. The meeting is our AGM and is at 7:30pm in the Kings Head.  Documents are on the Downloads web page HERE

Don’t forget – Saturday 22nd “Exploring the Universe” in Brynmawr

Our friends in HOVAS (Heads of the Valleys Astro Soc) are holding their event in the Tabor Centre in Brymawr from 12pm to 5pm, there is also a talk in evening at 6pm by Martin Griffiths on extra terrestrial life.  For more details please check the poster on Abergavenny AS website. 

Martin Goff from MSG […]

Next Meeting : Monday 25th March

Our next meeting is the Annual General Meeting of the Society.

If you want to hear about the events of the last year, have any suggestions as to how the AAS can develop and prosper or wish to volunteer then please do come along on the 25th.

We are a bunch of amateurs with varying levels […]

Next Meeting – Monday 11th March

Next Monday Professor Jane Greaves, Astronomy Group, Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy, will present her work on nano-diamonds.  As well as having published over 170 peer reviewed papers she received the IoP Fred Hoyle medal in 2017 for her contribution to astrophysics.

Prof Jane Greaves, Cardiff School of Physics & Astronomy

 

Her […]

Event-23rd March 2019

Exploring the Universe; a HoVAS event in association with Usk & Abergavenny Societies. Tabor Centre, Brynmawr. 23rd March 2019, 12:00pm/5:00pm plus evening talk 6:30/7:30 pm.

Next Meeting – Monday 25th February

For our next meeting Jenifer Millard from Cardiff University School of Physics and Astronomy will be talking about GALAXIES. Jenifer is an amateur astronomer and also co-presents the blog @AwesomeAstroPod.

Jenifer Millard

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

Should be an interesting and informative evening.  All […]

How dark are your skies?

The British Astronomical Society has joined with  the  Campaign to Protect Rural England for Star Count 2019. This cosmic census that will help map light pollution across the country.

All you will need to do is to count the number of stars you can see (with the naked eye) within the constellation of Orion. The national […]

Next Meeting Monday 11th February

A question was asked at our January discussion group about the evolution of the Solar System and planetary migration.  So, at this meeting we can explore the issue in a bit more depth.  I am hoping I will be able to show a short video, or videos, illustrating the Grand Tack Hypothesis.

If we have […]

Next Meeting 28th January

Keith Mosely FRAS, from Monmouth Astronomical Research Society, is coming to talk to us about the BepiColombo joint European/Japanese mission to investigate the planet Mercury. Usual time and place, 7:30pm in an upper room at the Kings Head, next to Abergavenny Town Hall. All are most welcome

ESA-JAXA BepiColombo probe to Mercury

BepiColombo is a […]

The adventures of Curiosity rover in Gale crater: exploring the geology of Mars

For information there is a lecture on the geology of Mars at Swansea University on Saturday 15th December 2018, it will be given by Professor Sangeev Gupta from Imperial College, London.  The event is hosted by the South Wales Geological Association (SWGA).  The meeting will begin at 11:00 am with refreshments being served from 10:15 […]