Cosmology Discussion Group May 22nd

A good turn out and discussion at this week’s session on the topic of Galaxies. 

The “News of the Month” presentation and briefing notes have been posted on the “Downloads” page.

         News of the month    :    Briefing notes

 

Next Meeting 22nd May @ 7:30pm

The next meeting is a Cosmology Discussion meeting. The topics will be 1)   Recent news stories – around 6 items,                2)  Galaxies – formation and evolution

 

A colour coded image of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, in the constellation Fornax, reveals thousands of galaxies over […]

Meeting this evening, Monday 24th April

This evening we welcome back Dr. Fraser Lewis from Cardiff University School of Physics and Astronomy. Fraser will be discussing the provocative topic “what has astronomy done for us?”

As usual the meeting starts at 7:30 pm upstairs in the King’s Head public house.

Next meeting tomorrow Monday 27th March – X-ray binaries

The Society welcomes back Paul Roche from Cardiff University.  He will be describing X-ray binary stars.  These are binary star groups – two stars orbiting each other – where one star is stealing matter from the other.  The process generates large amounts of X-rays which is how we can detect them.  As usual the meeting […]

Comet hunt time!

The comet with the snappy name of 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak is now quite easily visible with binoculars and is presently very high in the sky, virtually overhead.  it was first discovered by Horace Tuttle in May 1858 and later described again by Michel Giacobini in 1907 and then again by Ľubor Kresák in 1907 – hence its […]

AGM Monday 13th March 2017, King’s Arms, Abergavenny

For your information notes and reports from last year’s meeting can be found on the links below.

AAS AGN 2016 notes     AAS RPTS  

 

Next meeting Monday 27th February, basic astrophotography

Astrophotography can seem like a dark art to those unfamiliar with the techniques.  However it is a skill that like any other can be acquired but it has a long learning curve and at its finest can be astronomically expensive and technically demanding.  This used to always be true but with low cost digital cameras, […]

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This evening’s meeting, 28th November

Tonight Geoff Hill will give a talk on the constellation of Orion.  This iconic constellation is a large an obvious feature in the winter sky – a constellation that everyone with any interest in astronomy will immediately recognise.  It is also a constellation that has some of the best examples of star forming nebulae, reflection […]

Basic astronomy sessions – slide pack now available

For those members that have been following the basic astronomy sessions, that are held after the normal meetings, the slide pack is now available as a PDF.  It may be found on the website under the tab “Download” – it is under the “PDF presentations” and called “The life and times of stars”.  You may […]