The Abergavenny Astronomy Society held its inaugural meeting on 8th November 2010 and was officially formed in February 2011. The society holds monthly meetings with guest speakers. Talks have included Impacts from Comets and Asteroids, Stellar Types, Lunar Observing, Radio Astronomy, Multiverse or Universe?, The Celtic Sky, History of Astronomy, Saturn and Her Moons, String Theory, The Herschel and Planck missions, Mars, Joseph Harris (18th c astronomer), X Ray Binaries and Early Modern Comets.
The AAS has held workshops on Telescopes and Observing the Night Sky. During October 2011 the AAS co-hosted an observation and planetarium session for the Monmouthshire Walking Festival and also participated in the Abergavenny Environment fair. The society supported the quest for the Brecon Beacons to be designated a Dark Sky park.
A Cosmology Study Group has been set up and the society also runs an Observing and Imaging Group.
All AAS Meetings are open to the public. Regular meetings held on Monday evenings at 7:30pm in the The Kings Head, Abergavenny. See the “Home” or “Meetings” page for details.
Annual membership is £10. Members pay £1 per attendance and visitors pay £2.