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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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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 want from the society and the kind of activities that they wish to be involved in, so come along and let us have your ideas.

We are always looking for people to help in any way they can with the Society, it you have have some time please let us know, particularly if you would like to be nominated for one of the posts.  The time requirements are not onerous and it can be fun.

Time permitting we will also have a practical session on how light curves from supernovae are obtained.  Supernovae are stars that for various reasons have reached the end of their lives and produce absolutely huge explosions, having light outputs that are briefly brighter than their host galaxies.  In the past these explosions had to be seen by individuals often by chance, today there are orbiting space telescopes that makes a far more thorough job of finding them.  Observations of their spectra and the way the light output fades can tell astronomers a lot about the nature of the exploding star.  In this practical session we will look at some data from the Gaia satellite to find out how such curves are produced.

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