Are we living in the Matrix? CANCELLED

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled owing to concerns over the Corona virus.

This is the intriguing topic of a lecture by Professor David Tong from the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University.  The lecture is at 3:00 pm on Friday 20th March 202 in the Taliesin Arts Centre in Swansea […]

Abergavenny AS AGM 9th March 2020

The 2020 AGM of the Society will be held in the King’s Head at 7:30pm on the 9th March 2020.  The agenda for the meeting and the minutes of the last meeting can be seen by clicking the links below:

AAS AGS

2019 AGM minutes

The AGM is the place to discuss what members […]

Next Meeting : 24th Feb., 2020

Our next meeting will be a presentation by Dr Matthew Smith from the Astronomy Group at the Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy.

Dr Matthew Smith : Cardiff School of Physics & Astronomy

 

Dr Smith’s research is focused on dust and gas (basically any stuff between stars!), and how they relate to star-formation in the […]

National Astronomy Week 2020

It has been brought to my attention, by Gavin, that the Federation of Astronomical Societies is holding a “National Astronomy Week” from the 14th to the 22nd November, 2020. Despite the coincidence this week has not been arranged to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the AAS (8th Nov, 2010) but rather to mark the closest […]

Reminder: Next Meeting Tomorrow – Monday 13th Jan, 2020

Quick reminder:- The next meeting, tomorrow, is an open discussion meeting.

Suggested topics on the website. HERE.

Everyone is most welcome. Come along and join in, no expertise required!

Usual time and place: 7:30pm at the Kings Head.

Next meeting Monday 9th December – Getting started in stargazing

Another in our back to basics series, in this meeting we will cover how to start observing the stars.  Many beginners feel a bit daunted when first starting to try and observe, maybe they have a new pair of binoculars or even a telescope but have no idea how to begin.  In this talk we […]

Next Meeting : 25th November

This meeting will be one of our open “round the table” discussions. I have listed a number of suggested topics that we may cover, further details HERE.

Round the Table

 

Please remember that this is an open session. My topics are mere suggestions, which I will prepare some info for. However, if there […]

November Meetings

Next Meeting is on Monday 25th November.  It will be an open “round the table” discussion on a number of various topics.  I will put up some suggestions for discussion items on the website in the next week.  If anyone has a topic they would like covered just drop me a mail. A good crowd […]

Transit of Mercury seen from Abergavenny

The weather in South Wales held out today to show the transit of Mercury for most of the afternoon, starting from about 12:35.  Mercury was still in transit as the Sun set.  The first picture below shows Mercury 10 minutes into the transit.  The 2nd picture shows the full Sun to demonstrate just how small […]

Next Meeting : Monday 11th November

A talk by Dr Annabel Cartwright, Reader in Astrophysics at Cardiff University School of Physics and Astronomy and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Physics Education Research Group.

Everyone is most welcome.  Come along and hear about another view on where life on earth may have come from.

Dr Annabel Cartwright, Cardiff

Abstract of talk:-  Current […]