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 […]

Next meeting Monday 10th December, The Chelyabinsk affair

As day was breaking in Siberia on the 15 February 2013, a huge meteor descended at over 60,000 kilometers per hour over the Ural Mountains and exploded at an altitude of 25–30 kilometers over the industrial town of Chelyabinsk. It had an estimated equivalent explosive force of 500,000 tonnes of TNT. It showered […]

The Mike Thomas Christmas Lecture

Usk Astronomical Society will be holding the Mike Thomas Lecture on the 20th December 2018 and all members of Abergavenny Society are cordially invited. 

This year our old friend Dr. Paul Roche from Cardiff University School of Physics and Astronomy will present on “Robotic Astronomy”.  The meeting will start at 7pm in the Old Grammar […]

Monday 26th Nov., Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be a presentation by Chris Starr,  FRAS FBIS, IAAA.

The title of his talk will be

Journey to the dawn of the Solar System

This will look at the history of the solar system focusing on NASA’s Dawn Mission. The Dawn Mission was launched in 2007 to study the asteroid belt objects […]

Monday 12th Nov. Next Meeting

The next meeting is next Monday evening, 12th November.  Usual time and place, 7:30pm at the Kings Head, Abergavenny.

It will be a “chat round the table” session.  No fixed agenda, but an open meeting.  However, there are a number of topics that I have read about over the last month, see below.

Mission Updates:- […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Monday 8th January – Back to basics

For all those that got shiny new binoculars for Christmas or even a telescope or for those just starting out in astronomy, this session is to help you find your way around the night sky, identify constellations and patterns in the stars and remember them.  Finding your way around the sky is a skill that […]