AAS

Our inaugural meeting was on the 8th November 2010 and we officially formed in February 2011.
AAS holds monthly meetings with guest speakers.

All guests are welcome!
No knowledge necessary, just a curious mind.

We are able to provide assistance with setting up your telescope or just helping to find your way around the night sky.

AAS is able to host discussions on subjects as varied as Dark Energy through to 'How dark is your sky'.

Come along and get a new perspective on the universe in which you live!

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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 Vesta and Ceres. It orbited both proto-planets and was retired this month on the 1st November.  It is currently in an uncontrolled orbit around Ceres.

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft arrived at Vesta on July 15, 2011  Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Chris Starr is a space activist, writer and speaker. He worked as Head of Geography and Space Science at an international school in Switzerland until 2011, where he built a small observatory and organised public outreach events in the Alps, including the design and installation of a major outdoor exhibition for IYA 2009 in the ski resort of Villars.
He left secondary teaching in 2011 to continue working in STEM outreach in the UK. He founded the Wells & Mendip Astronomers in Somerset, of which he is Chairman.

Usual Time & place:  7:30pm, The Kings Head, Abergavenny

Everyone is most welcome.  Come and learn how our Solar System came into being.

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