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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2021 Programme

Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic normal meetings have been suspended until further notice
However meetings via Zoom will still take place
These are on a Thursday evening approximately each fortnight starting at 7pm
A notice will be sent to all subscribed members by email which will include the Zoom link and credentials

Everyone is welcome – No knowledge is necessary, just a curious mind

For 2021 the meetings will be held on the following dates:

January 14th Nick Busby on “the world’s greatest telescopes” 

Astronomy has been experiencing a renaissance in the past couple of decades with investment in telescopes and instruments that 50 years ago would have been the stuff of science fiction.  We will review some of the developments that have enabled this technology and have a closer look at the innovations in some of the world’s largest telescopes.

January 28th Nick Busby – The sky in February

February 11th Bob Wright The Artemis mission, part 1

The Artemis program is a U.S. government-funded international human spaceflight program that has the goal of landing “the first woman and the next man” on the Moon.  This is the first part of a presentation on the mission.

February 25th Martin Griffiths on “Observing nebulae” 

There are many forms of nebulae, some easy to spot, others more difficult. This lecture will explore the best ones to observe and recommend some challenges for the observer and give guidance on instrumentation in order to maximise one’s chances of seeing these wonderful objects.

March 11th (Bob Wright, The Artemis mission, part 2 has now been moved – see below – 1st April), The Winchcombe meteorite and the sky in March – Nick Busby

The Artemis program is a U.S. government-funded international human spaceflight program that has the goal of landing “the first woman and the next man” on the Moon.  This is the second part of a presentation on the mission.

March 18th Keith Moseley from Monmouth AS – How stars work, a detailed and accessible account of what goes on inside stars.

April 1st Bob Wright will present “The Artemis Mission, part 2“.  This is the U.S. government-funded international human spaceflight program that has the goal of landing “the first woman and the next man” on the Moon.  This is the second part of a presentation on the mission.

April 15th Rhodri Evans, Senior Lecturer, University of Namibia, Seeing a Black Hole with the Africa Millimetre Telescope

April 29th Fraser Lewis, Cardiff School of Physics and Astronomy

May 13th

May 27th