Notes for Meeting Monday 9th Oct. : Black Holes and Dark Matter

I have posted brief notes for tomorrow’s meeting on the downloads page  HERE  Feel free to expand/correct these thoughts.  I won’t be upset!

I have just checked the Links on the Notes and they don’t appear to be working.  So, as I haven’t got time to check them out now they are repeated below:

SOME […]

Meeting Monday 25th September, The Kuiper belt and beyond, Keith Moseley

 

This Monday we welcome back Keith Moseley who will give a talk entitled “The Kuiper Belt and Beyond”. The Kuiper belt is named after Gerard Kuiper and is the region of the solar system beyond Neptune where the short period comets come from.  It is also the home to the so-called Trans-Neptunian Objects […]

The Sun – Next meeting this coming Monday 11th Sep @ 7:30pm

Every thing you wanted to know about our Sun but were afraid to ask (well maybe!). http://abergavennyas.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/GMS-NASA-On-Air-Five-Day-Solar-Show-5292015.mp4

5 Day Solar Show video from NASA

Nick will talk about our sun, the source of all life on Earth.  He will deal with the basics and no doubt will have photos taken with his solar […]

September is on the way

3 items in this post:-

1) The schedule of meetings for the Autumn 2) The final fling of Cassini 3) An invitation to a GW lecture in Cardiff University

1) The schedule of meetings for the Autumn The “Meetings” page has been updated for the period September to December. Meanwhile, the September meetings are:- 11th […]

Meteor watching party this Saturday!

Its that time of year again, time for the Perseid meteor shower.  They are around for the first couple of weeks of August and in Abergavenny tonight it is forecast to be clear so you may see some.  The Moon  is not well placed tonight but certainly worth a try.  Saturday evening is close to […]

Last Session of the Summer – Dr Chris North

A good last session of the summer from Chris North this week and a good turnout.  Lots of questions both technical and on the value of fundamental research

An interesting article has been published recently on the discovery of an orbiting pair of super massive black holes, each around 15 billion times the mass […]

Next meeting this coming Monday 26th June – Dr Chris North, Gravitational Waves

Monday 26th is the last meeting before we break for the summer and we have a treat in store.  Following the successes in recent years of detecting and interpreting gravitational waves we thought it was about time we invited a speaker that could present authoritatively on the subject.

We will be very pleased to welcome […]

Next Meeting 12th June @ 7:30pm

The next meeting is a Cosmology Discussion group.  The topics will be

1)  Recent news stories – around 6 items, 2)  Cosmic Inflation  –  What is it and why is it necessary This is the theory that the universe underwent a massive expansion in the first micro second after the Big Bang.

I have put some […]

Is this what is in store for the Milky Way & Andromeda?

I came across a Hubble video recently.  It consists of a computer simulation of 2 galaxies colliding along with 5 pictures of actual collisions as a comparison. The details are on the “General Items” page.

Observing in June

As we get into summer the nights get very short and it’s tempting to pack away the binoculars and telescopes until the Autumn.  However there is still plenty to see and this month Martin Griffiths has kindly provided a guide as to what you may look for.

The Night Sky in June 2017

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