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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These are a few links that you might find interesting:

Local Societies

Usk Astronomical Society  
Heads of the Valleys Astronomical Society, Ebbw Vale  
Monmouth Astronomical Research Society (MARS)  
Cardiff Astronomical Society  
Bridgend Astronomical Society  
Swansea Astronomical Society  
Herefordshire Astronomical Society


          : Easy to start software package with 30 day free trial
BASS – Basic Astronomical Spectroscopy Software
          : BASS free software package
BASS Project User Guide
          : User guide for BASS
Paton Hawksley Education Ltd.
          : Examples of spectra – one of a number of equipment suppliers
RSpec sample projects
          : Examples of spectra
Three Hills Observatory.
          : Robin Leadbeater’s site – he developed the StarAnalyser diffraction grating


New Scientist Cosmology
Cosmology – Big Bang Theory – NASA
COBE – Cosmic Microwave Background

Organisations & Societies

American Association of Variable Star Observers
Royal Astronomical Society
British Astronomical Society
Society for Popular Astronomy

 Citizen Science

Galaxy Zoo
Find Planets around stars

Freeware Software

All these have been checked for virus and have been downloaded and tested.

Telescope control and  CTC Sky Map
Worldwide Telescope Project
Observation Manager for Telescope automation and planning 
Really great guiding software PHD
The best freeware planitarium Stellarium
Aladin Sky Atlas – Access to multi data sources with overlay
Image stacking software
Graphics processing GIMP 2.8

Astronomy Imaging Control Software

One of the best low cost software packages to control all observing ASCOM or Hardware Drivers. Also contains all the stacking, calibration and filters for image processing

MSB AstroArt 5.0


Star gazing at the National Botanic Garden of Wales

How about star gazing at the National Botanic Garden of Wales