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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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 space rocks down onto the surrounding landscape, drawing thousands of people to go hunting for them.

Dr. Elizabeth Pearson was one of them, later shooting a documentary for Channel 4 called Meteor Strike – Fireball from Space. She will tell her story of that memorable trip, the meteor, and what has happened to the pieces since at the Society’s meeting next Monday, upstairs in the Kings Head Hotel in Cross Street, Abergavenny, starting at 19:30. Visitors are most welcome.

Elizabeth completed her PhD in extragalactic astrophysics at Cardiff University and is currently is the News Editor of BBC Sky at Night Magazine, where she reads up on all the latest advancements in space travel and flight.

 

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