AAS

Our inaugural meeting was on the 8th November 2010 and we officially formed in February 2011.
AAS holds monthly meetings 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.

AAS is able to host discussions on subjects as varied as Dark Energy through to 'How dark is your sky'.

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

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Meetings – 2018 programme

Welcome to the 2018 programme.  
Our meetings schedule remains the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. 
The calendar of dates for the year is set out below, details will be posted on the web-site as the schedule is firmed up through the year.
The normal routine is a discussion group on Cosmology/Basic items on the 2nd Monday and General topics, often with a guest speaker, on the 4th Monday.
 Our venue is in an upstairs room at:

The King’s Head Public House, 59 Cross Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5EU.

It is next door to the Town Hall in the centre of the town.

As usual meetings start at 19:30 and everyone and anyone is welcome to attend, no knowledge is necessary, just a curious mind.


8th January  –  Nick Busby, AAS  :  “Back to Basics”This session is to help you find your way around the night sky, identify constellations and patterns in the stars and remember them.  Finding your way around the sky is a skill that can be learned more easily than you might think – but the learning process can be greatly accelerated when you know a few simple tricks.  Using planetarium software to simulate the night sky and worksheets that you can use afterwards on your own, we will explore the winter sky to understand how to identify, recognise and remember the signposts in the stars.

22nd –  New Year/ Christmas party  :  We join again with friends from Usk Society for an evening of food and fun at the Regency 59.

12th February  –  Nick Busby, AAS  :  The beginners guide to the solar system  :  Using software that models the solar system in 3D, we fly to each of the planets in turn and other objects and find out what they are made of and how it all works.

26th February  –  Kevin Houston, AAS  :  The Invisible Universe  :  Looking at what makes up the Universe.  Topic based on BBC Sky at Night programme, January 2018.

12th March  –  AGM

26th March  –  Prof. John Davies, Cardiff University, School of Astrophysics and Astronomy  :  Dark Galaxies

9th April  –  Cosmology Discussion Group  :  Subject tbc

23rd April  –  Keith Mosely, MARS (Monmouth Astronomy Research Society)  :  Cassini or Giant Planets of the Solar System

14th May  –  Prof. Mike Edmunds, Cardiff University, School of Astrophysics and Astronomy  :  Subject tbc

28th May  –    NO MEETING     :     Spring Bank Holiday

11th June  –  Cosmology Discussion Group  :  Subject tbc

25th June  –  Dr Laura Nuttall, Cardiff University, School of Astrophysics and Astronomy  :  Gravitational Waves

 

July  –  August  :  Summer Break, NO MEETINGS

 

10th  Sept  –  Cosmology Discussion Group  :  Subject tbc

24th Sept  –  Andy Burns, Chairman of the Wiltshire AS and co-director of the Griffin Educational Observatory, Andalucia  :  Subject tbc

8th Oct  –  Cosmology Discussion Group  :  Subject tbc

22nd Oct  –  Sophie Bartlett, Cardiff University, School of Astrophysics and Astronomy  :  Subject tbc

12th Nov  –  Cosmology Discussion Group  :  Subject tbc

26th Nov  –  Allan Trow, Dark Sky Wales  :  Subject tbc

10th Dec  –  Cosmology Discussion Group  :  Subject tbc

24th Dec  –    –  NO MEETING     :     Christmas Eve


 

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