AAS

Our inaugural meeting was on the 8th Nov 2010 and we officially formed in Feb 2011.
AAS holds monthly meetings, often 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.

We host discussions on subjects as varied as "finding your way around the sky" to "Dark Energy".

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

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Next Meeting Monday 27th January

Dr Mikako-Matsuura School of Physics & Astronomy

Dr Mikako Matsuura, a Senior Lecturer and STFC Ernest Rutherford Fellow, from the Astronomy Group at Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy is coming to give us a talk.
Dr Matsuura’s research interest is observational astronomy at infrared, sub-millimetre and millimetre wavelengths.
Particularly, the main targets of my research are dust and molecules in evolved stars and supernovae, with a focus on how and how much dust and molecules are formed in these stars, and what is their contribution to the global dust budgets of the interstellar medium of galaxies. 
Recently, our observations with the Herschel Space Observatory found a significant mass (~half a solar mass) of dust in the supernova 1987A. Furthermore, we also found cold (<120K) molecules from this supernova.
Presently, I am investigating how the dust and molecules have been formed in supernovae, by using Herschel, ALMA, SOFIA, VLT and potentially JWST.

Come along and learn that there is much much more to dust than you may have thought!

All are welcome.  Usual time and place, The Kings Head, Abergavenny, at 7:30pm

 

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