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Previous Events

DateEventVenue
Thursday 22/02/2024
19:15
The Constellation Cepheus
Dr Simon Helan (SAS) will give a talk on "The Constellation Cepheus".
IQ Building Room 001 and on Zoom
Thursday 08/02/2024
19:15
Ways to get into orbit
Dr Nicola Whitehead (UWTSD) will give a talk on "Ways to get into orbit".
IQ Building Room 001 + Zoom
Thursday 25/01/2024
19:15
Globular Clusters
Owen Brazell will give a talk on "Globular Clusters"
IQ Building Room 001 and on Zoom
Thursday 11/01/2024
19:15
Planetary Nebulae
Dr Roger Wesson (Cardiff University) will give a talk on "Planetary Nebulae".
IQ Building Room 001 and on Zoom
Saturday 06/01/2024
17:00 until late
Members viewing and imaging
Members are invited to the observatory at Fairwood for some viewing and imaging from 5pm on Saturday 6th January. Saturn should be visible for a few hours which will give a last chance to see it at its best for some time and the Great Red Spot on Jupiter will be central as we set up. The moon will be at last quarter and so not rising until the small hours which should allow us to see many deep sky objects at their best. Please wrap up warm and a hot drink is advised. Please check WhatsApp before setting off just in case a weather change should cause a scrub.
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Thursday 14/12/2023
19:15
UKMON
Ed Cooper (Cardiff A.S.) will give a talk on the UK Meteor Monitoring system with an overview of the facilities used in Cardiff and elsewhere.
IQ Building Room 001 and on Zoom
Friday 01/12/2023
18:00 until late
Fairwood Observing and imaging Workshop 3
Members are invited to attend Fairwood from 6pm for some observing and imaging. Members are welcome to bring along any scopes or items of equipment they may want assistance with. Please dress up warmly as it will be very cold and a hot drink is always advisable. Please check Whats App before travelling just in case a weather scrub is called.
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Thursday 30/11/2023
19:15
Jonathan Gale - Observing the lunar 100
Jonathan Gale (Swansea Astronomical Society) will give a talk on 'Observing the Lunar 100'
IQ Building Room 001 and on Zoom
Friday 24/11/2023
17:30 until late
Members viewing and imaging
Members are invited to attend Fairwood from 5:30 pm for some viewing and imaging of the Moon, planets Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune and other objects. Narrow band imaging will also be possible in the crisp cold air. This will be the first cold night this season which is forecast to get down to 2C and feeling more like zero C, so do wrap up warm and bring a flask! Please check WhatsApp before setting off in case of a weather scrub.
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Thursday 16/11/2023
19:15
Prof Mike Edmunds - Accuracy, Innovation and the Advance of Astronomy 1923 - 2023
As part of our series of prestigious talks to celebrate our 75th anniversary year, we welcome back an old friend to our society; Professor Mike Edmunds; President of the Royal Astronomical Society who will talk on how we have made advances in technology which has changed astronomy over the past 100 years.
IQ Building Room 001 and on Zoom
Friday 10/11/2023
CANCELLED
Fairwood Observing and imaging
Please note this event is now CANCELLED due to weather.
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Friday 03/11/2023
18:00 until late
Members viewing and imaging
Members are invited to attend Fairwood to see Jupiter at opposition as well as other objects whilst the skies remain clear. Please dress warmly and a hot drink is advised.
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Thursday 02/11/2023
19:15
Dr Andrew McLean - Neutrinos in Astronomy
Dr Andrew McLean (Swansea Astronomical Society) will give a talk on "Neutrinos in Astronomy"
IQ Building Room 001 + Zoom
Sunday 29/10/2023
10 until 4 pm
Swansea Science Festival
Swansea Astronomical Society will be taking part in this event demonstrating solar viewing and imaging plus a range of static displays in the exhibition hall.
National Waterfront Museum Swansea SA1 3RD
Saturday 28/10/2023
10 until 4 pm
Swansea Science Festival
Swansea Astronomical Society will be taking part in this event demonstrating solar viewing and imaging plus a range of static displays in the exhibition hall.
National Waterfront Museum Swansea
Thursday 19/10/2023
19:15
Space Elevators - Philip Wallace
Philip Wallace (Cardiff A.S.) will give a talk on "Space Elevators".
IQ Building Room 001 and on Zoom
Saturday 14/10/2023
19:00 until late
Members viewing and imaging
Members are invited to attend Fairwood for the second workshop for beginners and viewing/imaging. It promises to be a fine night, so please come prepared with warm clothing and a hot drink. Please check WhatsApp before heading off just in case the weather changes.
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Saturday 07/10/2023
19:00 until late
Members workshop, viewing and imaging.
Members are invited to attend Fairwood for the second workshop aimed at sharing knowledge of our hobby. This time we will concentrate on sky navigation but will also assist members with their equipment, so please bring along scopes or any other equipment you may want assistance with. We will also use our many scopes for some fine views of the night sky and can assist those wanting to know more about how to image objects in the night sky. Please dress warmly and a hot drink is advised.
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Thursday 05/10/2023
19:15
Life in the Universe
Professor Matt Griffin (Cardiff University) will give a talk on "Life in the Universe"
IQ Building Room 001 + Zoom
Friday 22/09/2023
19:00 until late
Members Astronomy Beginners classes, viewing and imaging
Members are invited to attend the Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory for the first of several workshops on Astronomy. Assistance will be given to members who bring along their scopes and may need help setting up or getting the most out of them. There will also be guidance on celestial mechanics, imaging and any other aspects needed. The sessions will be held at the observatory where hands on operation of astronomy equipment will be encouraged. Members will also be able to try their hand at using a range of equipment for viewing and imaging. Please wear sensible clothing and a hot drink is advised.
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Thursday 21/09/2023
19:15
How the Sun Works
Paul Spurr will give another popular talk
IQ Building Room 001 + Zoom
Saturday 09/09/2023
20:00 until late
Members viewing and imaging
Members are invited to attend the Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory for some observing and imaging. We should get some nice views of Saturn and Jupiter and with the moon not rising until 1am, some great views of the rich Milky Way and deep sky objects. The forecast looks fine, but a coat and a warm drink is always a good idea.Please check WhatsApp before heading off just in case a weather scrub is needed.
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Saturday 02/09/2023
20:00 until late
Members viewing and imaging
Members are invited to attend Fairwood for some viewing and imaging from 8pm until sunrise. This will be a great time to see Saturn just past opposition as well as Jupiter and the 90% illuminated Moon. Towards dawn we may also be able to view the comet C/2023 P1 (Nishimura) near Venus and M44. Please dress warmly and a hot drink is advised. Please check WhatsApp before travelling just in case a weather scrub is necessary.
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Friday 01/09/2023
8 pm until late
Members viewing and imaging
Some repairs and calibrations to the main scope will be carried out during the evening, following which the scope will be fully tested for viewing and imaging. Members are invited to attend Fairwood for some viewing and imaging from 8pm until late. This will be a great time to see Saturn just past opposition as well as Jupiter and the almost full Moon. Due to the bright moonlight viewing will be adversely affected and imaging of anything other than the Moon itself and the brightest planets will only be possible by using narrow band. Please dress warmly and a hot drink is advised. Please check WhatsApp before travelling just in case a weather scrub is necessary.
Brian Stokes Cugnus Observatory
Tuesday 29/08/2023
2000 until late
Members viewing and imaging
This is another chance to see Saturn close to opposition on what promises to be a clear night. There will be more of a moon to contend with, but this won't affect the Saturn viewing and if it stays clear all night there may still be time for some deep sky viewing later on. Narrow band imaging can be done whilst the moon is an issue. Please dress for cooler conditions and a hot drink is advisable.
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Saturday 26/08/2023
19:00 (solar) and then until its too cloudy!
Fairwood Observing and imaging
We are bringing this forward slightly due to a weather change and will do some solar observing from 7pm and then stay on for some views of Saturn at opposition. It looks like we will have some clear spells until 10 ish and once clouded out we will head off. Do please come for some solar viewing and Saturn at its best!
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Thursday 24/08/2023
19:15
Astro Engineering
Bud Budzynski (Crewkerne A.S.) will give a talk on 'Astro Engineering' - a grass-roots Astronomy presentation designed to appeal to anyone who has ever picked up a telescope.
IQ Building Room 001 + Zoom
Tuesday 15/08/2023
21:00 until late
Perseid viewing and imaging
With a clear night forecast and the annual Perseid meteor shower still active, we will be taking advantage of the moonless sky to view and image meteors and other objects from one of the darkest parts of Gower. Please meet in the main car park of Rhossili from 9pm, prepared with head torch, head covering, warm clothing and a hot flask is also a good idea. A deckchair for comfortable viewing of the meteors will also enhance your enjoyment of this event.
Rhossili Car Park Gower
Friday 11/08/2023
21:00 until late
Members viewing and imaging (Perseid meteors)
Members are invited to attend Fairwood on Friday 11th August for some viewing and imaging of the annual Perseid meteor shower. The peak will be around the 12th and this seems the better day weather-wise with partially clear skies forecast and a shower or two expected when we can take cover in the observatory. It should be mild, but a coat and a flask are a good idea. A deckchair is a good idea too for viewing the meteors comfortably.
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Saturday 05/08/2023
22:00 until late
Members viewing and imaging
Members are invited to attend Fairwood late Saturday night (5th August) for some viewing and observing. We will aim to do some narrow band imaging and planetary observations including Saturn and Jupiter. It should be a mild night, but warm clothing and a hot drink are always a good idea. Please check WhatsApp before travelling just in case a weather scrub is needed.
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Saturday 29/07/2023
21:00 until late
Members viewing and imaging
Members are invited to attend the observatory at Fairwood for some observing and imaging.This event will go ahead irrespective of weather as we will be taking the opportunity to show our visiting fellow member from Kent our new observatory and if the weather does not cooperate we will be carrying out some maintenance tasks. All members are welcome.
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Thursday 27/07/2023
19:15
Bursts bangs and things that go bump in the night
As part of our society's 75th anniversary celebrations, we are thrilled to have Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell join us to give a talk to our society.
IQ Building Room 001 + Zoom
Wednesday 19/07/2023
21:00 until late
Members viewing and imaging
Fairwood will be open for members observing and imaging from 9 pm on Wednesday 19th July. The early evening sky should be majestic with Mercury, Venus, Mars and the New Moon (just 3% phase setting by 10:28pm) all bunched together in the twilight sky. There will also be three ISS passes; at 10:10pm, a quarter to midnight (directly overhead) and a later one at 01:24 low down. As darkness falls we will see some amazing views of the central region of our galaxy the Milky Way. After viewing and imaging some of the exotic objects lower down towards the horizon, we will then move on to other targets including the supernova in M101 which is still shining brightly. We should also get some fine views of Saturn and Jupiter as they make their return to the evening and early morning skies (Saturn rises at 10:53pm and Jupiter at ten to 1 in the morning). With should be a most pleasant summer’s viewing night with mild conditions, but a warm coat and a hot flask are always a good idea. Please check WhatsApp before travelling as a go/no go weather update will be sent by 4pm on the day. We look forward to seeing you there.
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Friday 07/07/2023
21:00 until late
Gower Mikyway & DSO Observing and imaging
Members interested in joining an excursion to the darker areas of Gower for some imaging of the central region of our galaxy, please meet at Fairwood at 9pm. We will load equipment and then car share for our expedition to some known dark sky vantage points in Gower for some great views and images of the exotic objects only visible at this time of year from south Wales. Please wrap up warm and bring a hot drink as we may be exposed outside of the observing tent. Please check WhatsApp before heading off in case of a weather scrub.
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Thursday 29/06/2023
19:15
Planetary Protection - What is it and why is it so important?
Dr Nik Whitehead (University of Wales Trinity St David) will give a talk on “Planetary Protection - What is it and why is it so important?”
IQ Building Room 001 + Zoom
Sunday 04/06/2023
11:00 am until 4 pm
Members Solar viewing and imaging
Members are invited to attend Fairwood for some solar viewing and imaging on Sunday from 11 am. We will have a range of equipment available including a Quark, Herschel Wedge, various Hydrogen Alpha Etalon filtered scopes and white light filters for others including the 12" Meade. Please come along and enjoy some amazing views of the sun and enjoy some time with fellow SAS members at our fine observatory!
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Friday 02/06/2023
21:30 until late
Members viewing and imaging
A late session will take place during the run of clear and fine nights. All members are welcome.
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Thursday 01/06/2023
19:15
AGM and members short talks
AGM followed by members short talks from members
IQ Building Room 001 + Zoom
Sunday 28/05/2023
21:30 until late
Members viewing and imaging
Members are invited to attend Fairwood on Sunday evening from 9:30pm for what promises to be a very pleasant night for star gazing in the very mild conditions we are currently enjoying. As it is Bank Holiday on Monday this will allow those working to be able to have a lie in too! With astronomical night shrinking by the day and the moon waxing gibbous more and more each day, this is probably the last opportunity for some decent viewing until the end of the summer. I look forward to seeing you there!
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Friday 26/05/2023
21:15 until late
Members viewing and imaging
Members are invited to attend Fairwood for some late evening and early morning observing and imaging of the Moon, Venus, Mars and deep sky objects including a new supernova in M101 which is continuing to brighten. There will be a daytime pass of the ISS close to the Moon at 21:48 and another low pass at 23:24. The ISS currently has 11 people on board. The weather promises to be quite mild for a change, but a jacket and a hot flask are always a good idea. Please check WhatsApp before setting off just in case the weather changes.
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Friday 19/05/2023
21:00 until late
Members viewing and imaging
Members are invited to attend the observatory for some viewing and imaging from 9pm. We should have good views of Venus and Mars after sunset and there will be a very bright ISS pass at 10:37pm which will go very close to Alcor and Mizar. With the moon out of the way it should be a great opportunity to observe some deep sky objects.Please bring warm clothing and a hot drink is advised. Please check WhatsApp before setting out in case of a weather scrub.
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Thursday 11/05/2023
21:00 until late
Members viewing and imaging
Members are invited to attend Fairwood from 9pm on Thursday 11th May for some planetary and deep sky observing and imaging. Venus and Mars will be well placed after sunset and with the moon not rising until late we will be able view some deep sky objects once it is properly dark. The weather looks good, with rain set to stop by 6pm clearing the air for some great observing conditions. Temperatures will be around 12 degrees C, so a warm coat and a hot flask are always a good idea. Please check WhatsApp before travelling as a go/no go weather update will be sent by 6pm on the day. We look forward to seeing you there.
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Thursday 04/05/2023
19:15
Black Holes
Professor Malcolm MacCallum will give a talk on "Black Holes"
IQ Building Room 001 + Zoom
Thursday 20/04/2023
19:15
Onboard the ISS
Jo Richardson (Space Detectives) will give a talk about "Onboard the ISS"
IQ Building Room 001 + Zoom
Wednesday 19/04/2023
20:15 until late
Members viewing and imaging
Members are invited to attend Fairwood on Wednesday evening (19th April) for some observing and imaging from 8:15 pm onward. We should see Venus before the sun goes down and we may also get a glimpse of Mercury after sunset, before turning our attentions to Mars and deep sky objects on what promises to be a dark clear night on the evening before the next total eclipse of the sun (visible from down under only). Please dress warmly and a hot drink is advised. Please check WhatsApp before setting off, in case the weather causes a cancellation.
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Friday 14/04/2023
20:00 until late
Members imaging and observing
Members are invited to attend Fairwood for some viewing and imaging. With the moon at dichotomy, It should be well placed for observing, as well Mercury, Venus, Mars and several other objects. Please dress warmly and a hot drink is advised. Please do check WhatsApp before venturing out in case the weather should cause us to cancel.
The Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Thursday 06/04/2023
19:15
Stars - the powerful ones
Howard Davies (Swansea Astronomical Society) will give a talk entitled "Stars - the powerful ones)
IQ Building Room 001 + Zoom
Saturday 01/04/2023
20:00 until late
Members viewing and imaging
Members are invited to attend the observatory from 8pm for some viewing and imaging.There will be an ISS pass just after 8:15 which rises close to Mercury, goes below Venus and straight through Orion's sword, so will be worth a look. The Moon will be waxing gibbous in Leo and should also make for a fine sight, but will restrict imaging to narrow band wavelengths. Please dress warmly and a warm drink is advised. Please check WhatsApp before travelling just in case the event is cancelled due to weather.
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Thursday 23/03/2023
19:15
Exoplanet Atmospheres
Annabella Meech will give a talk on "Exoplanet Atmospheres"
IQ Building Room 001 + Zoom
Sunday 19/03/2023
12 until 4 pm
Super Science Sunday
As part of the Waterfront Museum's free 'Super Science Sunday' members will be demonstrating some live solar and lunar observing and engaging with the public. At 3pm there will also be a talk By SAS member Dr Nicola Whitehead (UWTSD) called 'The Stories of the Stars: Births, Lives, and Deaths'. Synopsis: When we look up at the night sky we see the stars twinkling at us, the same from night to night. Although we cannot see the stars changing, observing stars over the whole sky lets us work out how stars are born, what happens to them through their lives, and how they spectacularly eventually die.
National Waterfront Museum Swansea SA1 3RD
Tuesday 14/03/2023
19:00 until late
Members viewing and imaging
Members are invited to attend the observatory at Fairwood for some observing and imaging.The skies look set to clear by 7pm and following some rain it should be very clear with the winds subsiding too. Conditions look set fair until midnight, so this should allow us several hours to make the most of the moonless conditions. Please dress warmly and bring a hot drink as it will be a chilly night. Please also check WhatsApp before heading out in case the event needs to be rescheduled.
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Thursday 09/03/2023
Meeting postponed
Thursday 02/03/2023
6 until late
Members imaging and observing
Members are invited to attend the observatory at Fairwood for some imaging and observing. There will be a waxing gibbous moon, but Venus and Jupiter will be strikingly bright as a close pairing, having just past a very close conjunction on St David’s Day. Mars will also be shining brightly to the right of the moon. Please dress warmly as it will be a very cold night and a hot drink is advisable. Please check WhatsApp before travelling in case the event needs to be cancelled or rescheduled to later in the evening.
The Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Sunday 26/02/2023
20:00 until late
Members observing and imaging
Members are invited to attend the observatory all at Fairwood this Sunday evening from 8 pm onwards when it promises to be clear. The LX 200 is now back in commission so we will be using that as well as the triplet and other scopes. Please dress warmly, as it promises to be a cold night so a hot drink is advisable.
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Friday 24/02/2023
EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Members viewing and imaging
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Thursday 23/02/2023
19:15
From Mars to the Multiverse
As part of our society's 75th anniversary celebrations, we are delighted to have The Right Honourable Lord Rees of Ludlow, the fifteenth Astronomer Royal, give a talk to our society on 'From Mars to the Multiverse'
IQ Building Room 001 + Zoom
Monday 13/02/2023
6pm until late
Members observing and imaging
Members are invite to come along to Fairwood for some observing and imaging. Please dress warmly and bring a hot drink. Please also check WhatsApp prior to setting out in case the event is cancelled due to weather.
The Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Thursday 09/02/2023
19:15
Spectroscopy - 'cracking starlight's hidden code'
Hugh Allen will give a talk on "Spectroscopy - cracking starlight's hidden code"
IQ Building Room 001 + Zoom
Tuesday 31/01/2023
19:00 until late
Fairwood Observing and imaging
With comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) at closest approach to Earth in the next 24 hours we will attempt to view and image it from Fairwood this evening from 7pm. All members are invited to attend. Please dress for cold conditions and bring a hot drink to stay warm.
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Thursday 26/01/2023
19:15
Closed Loop Life Support Systems
Dr Nik Whitehead (University of Wales Trinity St David) will give a talk on 'Closed Loop Life Support Systems' which will explain how humans can survive in the unfriendly environment that is the vacuum or space, or the carbon dioxide atmosphere of Mars.
IQ Building Room 001 + Zoom
Thursday 26/01/2023
21:00 until late
Fairwood Observing and imaging
Fairwood will be open on Thursday evening after our meeting at the IQ building for members to go along for some observing and imaging until late. This will be an excellent opportunity to view comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) which is nearing its closest to Earth. Please do bring thermal clothing to change into as it will be a chilly night, so a hot drink is also advised.
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Thursday 19/01/2023
17:00 until late
Fairwood Observing and imaging
Members are invited to attend Fairwood for some viewing and imaging from 2:30 pm. Some of us will be there in the afternoon carrying out maintenance work and we will also take the opportunity to do some solar observing with a Herschel Wedge and a PST from around 2:30pm onwards. Members are welcome to come along to this if they wish, but please come early as the sun will be too low after 3:30pm when we will start reconfiguring the scopes ready for night time observing and imaging. From 5pm we should be able to see Venus and Saturn in the twilight sky with Jupiter and Mars looking striking further up. Uranus and Neptune will also visible, bringing to 6 the number of planets we should be able to view in the moonless sky. There will also be a favourable ISS pass at 6:20pm. Please dress warmly as it will be chilly, so a hot drink will be advisable. Please check WhatsApp and the website before heading off in case weather conditions change.
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Thursday 12/01/2023
19:15
Radio Oddities: ORCs and LRBs
Andrew McLean (Swansea Astronomical Society) will give a talk on "Radio Oddities: ORCs and LRBs"
IQ Building Room 001 + Zoom
Thursday 15/12/2022
7:15pm
The Gaia mission
Sheri Karl (Aberdeen Astronomical Society) will give a talk on "The Gaia mission"
IQ Building Room 001 + Zoom
Thursday 15/12/2022
21:00 until late
Fairwood Observing and imaging
Following our meeting we intend going to Fairwood and should be opening up around 9pm. All members wishing to attend are welcome, but please bring your thermal gear and a flask if possible as it will be very cold.
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Friday 09/12/2022
17:00 until late
Fairwood Observing and imaging
A cold and clear night is forecast and with Mars just past opposition and the closest it will be to us for eleven years, this is an excellent opportunity to see the red planet at its best. Saturn will also be visible early on and Jupiter will be well placed with the Great Red Spot transiting the planet at 01:30. The Moon will be just past full, so this will limit viewing other targets, but for Saturn, Mars, Jupiter and the Moon it should be excellent. Please wrap up warm with several layers as it is forecast to be very chilly. A hot drink is advised. A go/no-go weather call will be made by 2pm on the day, so please check WhatsApp before heading out to Fairwood.
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Thursday 01/12/2022
7:15pm
Apollo17 - the 50th anniversary of the last man on the Moon
Howard Davies (SAS) will give a talk entitled "Apollo17 - the 50th anniversary of the last man on the Moon"
IQ Building Room 001 + Zoom
Saturday 12/11/2022
20:00 until late
Fairwood Observing and imaging
Members are invited to the Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory for some views of the Moon, planets and other objects.Please dress accordingly and bring a flask with a hot drink as conditions will be somewhat chilly. Please also do check WhatsApp before setting out for a final go/no-go weather call.
Fairwood Observatory
Thursday 10/11/2022
7-15pm
Quiz Night
Phil John(SAS) will be presenting an Astronomical Quiz night.
IQ Building Room 001 + Zoom
Saturday 05/11/2022
17:00 until late
Fairwood Observing and imaging
Members are invited to the Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory for some views of the Moon, planets and other objects.On arrival the Great Red Spot on Jupiter will be centrally placed just after sunset which will be a great opportunity for a photo. Please dress accordingly and bring a flask with a hot drink as conditions will be somewhat chilly. Please also do check WhatsApp before setting out for a final go/no-go weather call.
Fairwood Observatory
Thursday 27/10/2022
7-15pm
The story of Jodrell Bank
Ian Morison, Gresham Professor of Astronomy, will give a talk entitled
The Story of Jodrell Bank
IQ Building Room 001 + Zoom
Tuesday 25/10/2022
09:45 - noon
Partial Solar Eclipse Livestream
Members are invited to attend the Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory on the morning of Tuesday 25th October for live views of the partial solar eclipse through various telescopes and cameras. The event will also be broadcast live on Zoom (link to be sent to members on the morning of the 22nd Oct).
Fairwood
Saturday 22/10/2022
6:30 to 9:30pm
Star Party
A Chance to see telescope views of Planets, and learn more about the autumn constellations and galaxies such as M31 and M33.
Activities will take place in and around the Great Glasshouse where talks, demonstrations and a scope clinic will take place.
Refreshments will be available.
Admission £5 with under 5's free.
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, SA32 8HN
Monday 17/10/2022
18:00 until late
Observing and imaging runs of Saturn, Jupiter, dark sky objects and 3rd quarter Moon
Members are invited to attend the Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory on Monday evening (17th Oct) for some observing and imaging of planets and DSO's from 6pm. The Moon doesn't rise until 11pm, so we will make the most of the moonless conditions early on. As usual a go/no-go weather update will be made on the day with a notice on WhatsApp by 2pm. Please dress accordingly and a hot drink is advised.
Fairwood Observatory
Thursday 13/10/2022
7-15pm
Building and Operating a Dome Observatory
David Richards will give a talk entitled
'Building and Operating a Dome Observatory'
IQ Building Room 001 + Zoom
Wednesday 05/10/2022
7pm until very late
Members viewing and imaging night
Members are invited to attend Fairwood for some observing and imaging. We will start with the Moon and at 7:30 pm we will view the ISS as it makes its last pass in UK skies for a while, before turning our scopes to Saturn and then Jupiter and Mars. We will aim to do some deep sky narrowband imaging until the moon sets just before 1 am and will then change to RGB before returning once again to Jupiter to view the Great Red Spot which will be centrally displayed by 03:30. As usual a go/no go weather call will be made by 4pm on the day so please check WhatsApp before travelling. If planning on staying for the whole night please ensure that you have had sufficient rest as you would do for working a night shift. Warm clothing, hot drinks and snacks are advised as well as suitable equipment for the long night session if you intend staying until dawn, so you are refreshed for driving home safely.
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Thursday 29/09/2022
7pm until late
Members observing and imaging
Members are invited to attend the Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory at Fairwood for some viewing and imaging on Thursday the 29th of September from 7 pm. We will start observing as the Sun sets to view the splendid crescent moon and there will then be a bright pass of the ISS as we open up the main obswrvatory scope to observe Saturn, moving on to Jupiter to see the great red spot then another pass of the ISS. We will then move onto Neptune, Uranus and Mars and also view some deep sky objects.Please dress accordingly and a hot drink is advised. As usual a go/ no go weather advisory will be made by 2 pm on the day and reported on WhatsApp.
Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory
Saturday 24/09/2022
20:00 until late
Members observing and imaging
Members are invited to attend the Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory on Saturday 24th September from 8 pm for some fine observing and imaging opportunities. There will be a great lineup of planets two ISS passes and the great red spot and Europa transiting Jupiter should be visible later on. Please wrap up warm as the weather promises to be cool and a hot drink is advised. A go/ no go weather call will be made by 2PM on the day, so please check WhatsApp before travelling.
Fairwood
Thursday 22/09/2022
7:15pm
Sketching Workshop
Mary McIntyre will give a Sketching Workshop (materials required)
IQ Building Room 001 + Zoom
Friday 16/09/2022
20:45
Members observing and imaging
Members are invited to attend the Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory for observing and imaging.
Fairwood
Monday 29/08/2022
20:30 until late
Fairwood Observing and imaging
Members are invited to attend the Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory for some views of Saturn close to opposition and Jupiter with the GRS well placed at 10pm. With the lack of moon we will also be able to look at some deep sky objects as well.
Fairwood Observatory
Friday 26/08/2022
20:30 until late
Fairwood Observing and imaging
Members are invited to attend the Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory at Fairwood next Friday 26th August from 8:30pm. There will be no moon, so if conditions live up to the forecast it should be an excellent opportunity for viewing and imaging many targets including Saturn and Jupiter at their best and a wealth of deep sky objects. As usual a weather update will be issued by 4pm on the day, so please check before travelling.
Fairwood Observatory
Thursday 25/08/2022
7-15pm
Imaging Hubble data
Paul Howat will talk on:
"Imaging Hubble data"
Online only, Zoom
Friday 19/08/2022
21:00 until late
Fairwood Observing and imaging
Members are invited to an observing and imaging evening on Friday 19th of August from 9 pm until late. We expect to see Saturn just past opposition and Jupiter if the weather holds, plus with the moon not rising until later, there’s an opportunity to see one or two deep sky objects as well. As usual weather updates will be provided on WhatsApp by 4 pm on the day so please check this before travelling.
Fairwood Observatory
Thursday 11/08/2022
21:00 until late
Fairwood Perseid Meteor observing
Members are invited to attend Fairwood for the annual Perseid meteor viewing. Please bring your deck chairs and enjoy this summer event. We will also be using our scopes to look at the moon, Saturn, Jupiter and other objects, so it should be a good night.
Fairwood Observatory
Saturday 06/08/2022
20:30 until late
Fairwood Observing and imaging
Members are invited to attend the Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory for some views of Mercury, the first quarter moon, Saturn, Jupiter and more. Conditions seem to be set fair with mild conditions, but a weather go/no-go call will be made on WhatsApp by 4pm, so please check before travelling.
Fairwood Observatory
Thursday 28/07/2022
7-15pm
Seeing a black hole with the Africa Millimetre Telescope
Dr Rhodri Evans (Botswana) will give a talk on
Seeing a black hole with the Africa Millimetre Telescope
Online only, Zoom
Tuesday 26/07/2022
21:00 until late
Fairwood Observing and imaging
Members are invited to attend the Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory for some observing and imaging from 9pm on Tuesday evening. Saturn will be rising before 10pm with the ISS passing over at 11:05pm. The moon will not visible which should make for some excellent viewing with ample opportunity for imaging into the night. A go/no-go weather call will be made on WhatsApp by 4pm, so please check before travelling.
Fairwood Observatory
Friday 22/07/2022
19:00 until late
Fairwood Observing and imaging
Members are invited to attend The Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory at Fairwood for some solar observing from 7pm. If the skies remain clear we will also do some night time observing/imaging and celebrate the return of Saturn to our night skies (from 10:30 pm). Note that the moon doesn't rise until 00:45. A go/no-go weather update will be issued on WhatsApp by 4pm.
Fairwood Observatory
Tuesday 05/07/2022
19:00 until late
Fairwood lunar observing and imaging
Members are invited to attend Fairwood for some solar and lunar observing and imaging on Tuesday 5th July from 7pm. The almost first quarter moon should look spectacular even in daylight (the sun sets around 9:37pm). We should be able to view other objects once dark enough (the moon won't set until almost 1am on the 6th). Please check the website and WhatsApp for a go/no-go weather call by 4pm Tuesday before travelling. Warm clothing and a hot drink are advised.
Fairwood Observatory
Thursday 30/06/2022
7-15pm
Astrolabes and how to use them
Dr Nik Whitehead will give a talk on
Astrolabes and how to use them.
Online only, Zoom
Monday 06/06/2022
19:00 until late
Observing and imaging of the Moon and the Sun
Members are invited for some early evening solar viewing followed by some lunar imaging on Monday 6th June from 7pm. The Moon will be approaching first quarter which is one of the best times to observe it. We will be using the Triplet in its new enclosure as well as the LX200 which has recently been repaired and is now working optimally. We will also use the SolarMax Ha scope to view the Sun.
Fairwood Observatory
Thursday 02/06/2022
7-15pm
Pluto, followed by AGM
Ian Robson will give a talk on
'Pluto'
The AGM will be held after the lecture.
Online only, Zoom
Thursday 05/05/2022
7-15pm
Solar space projects and SOHO
Dr Helen Mason will give a talk on
'Solar space projects and SOHO'
Online only, Zoom
Thursday 21/04/2022
7:15pm
'The Isaac Newton Telescope', followed by the AGM
Howard Davies (SAS) will give a talk on
'The Isaac Newton Telescope'
The AGM will be held afterwards
Online only Zoom
Saturday 09/04/2022
20:30 until late
Fairwood Observing and imaging
Looks like being a clear night tonight (Saturday 9th April), so this will be the last opportunity for some decent observing before the Moon becomes too much of a problem. All members interested in attending please come along from 8:30pm. Please dress warmly and a hot drink is advisable.
Fairwood Observatory
Friday 08/04/2022
20:00 until late
Fairwood Observing and imaging
Please note that this event has been CANCELLED due to weather forecast
Fairwood Observatory
Thursday 07/04/2022
7-15pm
The James Webb Space Telescope
Andrew McLean (SAS) will give a talk on
"The James Webb Space Telescope"
Online only, Zoom
Saturday 02/04/2022
20:00 until late
Fairwood Observing and imaging
Members are invited to attend an observing and imaging session at the Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory Fairwood on Saturday evening 2nd April from 8pm. It promises to be a clear night with no moon to interfere, but it will be chilly, so please wrap up warm and bring a hot drink along. Update 1pm: the weather looks to be clearing by nightfall, so this event is go for launch!
Fairwood Observatory
Thursday 31/03/2022
20:00 until late
Fairwood Observing and imaging
Members are welcome to attend a viewing and imaging evening at Fairwood on Thursday 31st March from 8pm. It is expected top be cool and breezy, with conditions improving as night falls with clear skies expected. This is a good chance for some deep sky observing and imaging as there is no moon to impact observations. We are all systems go for this event as conditions look great!
Fairwood Observatory
Sunday 27/03/2022
19:00 until late
Fairwood Observing and imaging
Members are invited to attend Fairwood for some observing and imaging from 7pm. The unseasonably warm temperatures should make for some pleasant viewing conditions for a change, but a warm clothing and a hot drink are always a good idea.
Fairwood Observatory
Friday 25/03/2022
19:00 until late
Fairwood Observing and imaging
Members are welcome to attend Fairwood for some observing and imaging from 7pm. Conditions look to be set fair, but will be in single figures, so warm clothing and a hot drink are advisable.
Fairwood Observatory
Thursday 24/03/2022
7-15pm
Astronomy in the Mediterranean
Martin Lunn MBE FRAS will give a lecture entitled
'Astronomy in the Mediterranean'
Online only, Zoom
Saturday 19/03/2022
19:00 until late
Fairwood Observing and imaging
Members are invited to attend Fairwood from 7 pm for some observing and imaging. The moon will be full however (rising at 8pm) so this will wash out many targets, but the moon of course will be a prime target. Conditions are set to be mild but there will be quite a wind making it feel chillier, so do dress appropriately and a hot drink is advisable.
Fairwood Observatory
Thursday 10/03/2022
7:15pm
Astroparticles Part 2: Multimessenger challenges
Jeff Zorko (SAS)
will give a talk on 'Astroparticles Part 2: Multimessenger challenges'
Online only Zoom
Saturday 26/02/2022
19:00 until late
Fairwood Observing and imaging
Members are welcome to attend Fairwood for some observing and imaging. Please dress warmly and a hot drink is also advisable.
Fairwood Observatory
Thursday 24/02/2022
7:15pm
Mobile astronomy in Portugal
Paul Howat (Swansea Astronomical Society) will give a talk entitled "Mobile Astronomy in Portugal"
Online only Zoom
Tuesday 22/02/2022
19:00 until late
Fairwood Observing and imaging
All members are welcome to attend Fairwood for observing and imaging from 7pm. Please wear warm clothing and bring a hot drink as it will be a chilly evening.
Fairwood Observatory
Thursday 10/02/2022
7:15pm
Infrared Astronomy
Matt Griffin will give a talk entitled
'Infrared Astronomy'
Online only Zoom
Friday 04/02/2022
19:30 until late
Fairwood Observing and imaging
Weather permitting members are invited to attend the observatory for some views of the crescent moon as it sets, before moving on to Uranus and some deep sky objects including the Great Orion nebula which should be well placed for observation. We are GO for this event!
Fairwood Observatory
Thursday 27/01/2022
7-15pm
Asterisms
Jon Gale (SAS) will give a talk entitled
'Asterisms'
Online only, Zoom
Thursday 13/01/2022
7:15pm
Incoming! Preventing Earth-Asteroid Collisions
Dr Nik Whitehead (Trinity St David) will give a talk entitled
'Incoming! Preventing Earth-Asteroid Collisions'
Online only Zoom
Tuesday 21/12/2021
15:00 until 18:00
Observing and imaging runs of Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, Comet Leonard and the Moon
The forecast for this afternoon currently shows clear conditions coming earlier than expected and finishing by 5-7pm. Whilst this will reduce what we had hoped to observe, we still feel it is worthwhile attending, as comet Leonard has reportedly outburst to 10 times its previous brightness. This being the case, we are going over to Fairwood earlier than planned at around 3pm to set up and put the scope onto Venus to observe it as the sun goes down. The comet will be just below and to the left of Venus, so we will have the best opportunity of seeing it if it is bright enough as dusk descends. Due to the weather we are now expecting to finish by 6pm as it is forecast to be cloudy for the rest of the night, so please be aware of this if you were expecting to come for the evening. Members are welcome to attend from 3pm. Covid restrictions will be in place and please wrap up warm and bring a hot drink as it will be chilly.
Fairwood Observatory
Thursday 16/12/2021
7:15pm
Observing planetary nebulae
Owen Brazzell will give a talk entitled
'Observing planetary nebulae'
Online only Zoom
Thursday 02/12/2021
7:15pm
Active galaxies and Black Holes
Prof Ian Robson will give a talk entitled
'Active galaxies and Black Holes'
Online only Zoom
Saturday 27/11/2021
16:00 until late
Member's observing
Clear (but windy) conditions are expected on Saturday evening, so We plan to open Fairwood (27 Nov) from 4pm for views of Venus as the sun sets before moving on to Saturn, Jupiter and Uranus. The skies are currently forecast to be partially clear from 4 to 6pm, and then totally clear until midnight. With the moon not rising until almost midnight, we should have several hours of dark sky conditions to enjoy. The great red spot on Jupiter will be at the centre of the planet at 17:30, so this should make for a fine sight in the LX200. There will also be two ISS passes to observe at 17:36 and 19:14. Please dress warmly as it will be very chilly in the brisk winds and bring along a warm drink. Please do check the website/emails/WhatsApp before heading off as the forecast can change. A weather update and a go/no-go will be issued by 12 noon Saturday.
Fairwood Observatory
Tuesday 23/11/2021
17:00
Fairwood Observing and imaging
Event is postponed to next week due to weather forecast.
Fairwood Observatory
Thursday 18/11/2021
7:15pm
Stellar Evolution Part-2
Roger Pickard will give a talk entitled
' Stellar Evolution Part-2'
Online only Zoom
Thursday 04/11/2021
7:15pm
Using remote telescopes
Peter Williamson will give a talk entitled
'Using remote telescopes'
Online only Zoom
Thursday 04/11/2021
17:00 until late
CANCELLED Observing and imaging plus live Zoom broadcast
The weather has turned against us for tonight's planned observing and live Zoom meeting from Fairwood, so I'm afraid we will have to cancel this event.
Fairwood Observatory
Thursday 21/10/2021
7:15pm
Meteors : From Comet to Camera
Dr Colin Steele will give a talk entitled
'Meteors : From Comet to Camera'
Online only Zoom
Friday 08/10/2021
19:30 until late
Observing and imaging runs of Saturn, Jupiter and dark sky objects
We will be opening Fairwood on Friday evening (8th Oct) from 7:30pm until late. All members are welcome. I hope to see you there. Regards,
Fairwood Observatory
Thursday 07/10/2021
7:15pm
Celestial Mechanics
Paul Spurr wil give a talk on
'Celestial Mechanics'
Online only Zoom
Tuesday 05/10/2021
18:30 until late
Members observing evening
A clear night is currently forecast for Tuesday 5th October, so we will be opening Fairwood for members observing from 6:30pm. Jupiter and Saturn should look spectacular with the Great Red Spot being visible on the centre of Jupiter from sunset and Saturn’s rings will be wide open. There will be a very bright ISS pass at 7:22pm which will go below Saturn and Jupiter. As the moon is new we should have ideal conditions for looking at a selection of deep sky objects. Please dress warmly and bring a hot drink and observe Covid 19 restrictions. A go/no go call will be made by 4pm on the day, so please do check your email before setting off.
Fairwood Observatory
Thursday 23/09/2021
19:30 until late
Observing and imaging runs of Saturn, Jupiter the moon and other objects
Fairwood will be open for members observing from 7:30 pm on Thursday 23rd September. Jupiter will be well placed after sunset with the Great Red Spot visible centrally along with Europa's shadow. Saturn should also look spectacular and when the moon rises we will get some amazing views of the waning gibbous phase before moving on to other targets. The weather looks pleasant, but a warm coat and a hot flask are always a good idea. Please check your email before travelling as a go/no go weather update will be sent by 4pm on the day. We look forward to seeing you there.
Fairwood Observatory
Thursday 09/09/2021
7:15pm
Crazy interstellar rockets
Dr Julian Onions will give a talk on
'Crazy interstellar rockets'
Online only Zoom
Monday 06/09/2021
20:30 until late
Observing and imaging runs of Saturn, Jupiter and other objects
NB: This is in place of Tuesday the 7th September which is now cancelled due to the weather changing. As before please bring warm clothing and a hot drink as despite the balmy temperatures the evening air may be cooler. The slight haze that we have shouldn't be a problem for Jupiter or Saturn which should still look great through the scope. I hope to see those members who can make it later TONIGHT (Monday 6th September).
Fairwood Observatory
Sunday 05/09/2021
18:30 until late
Members observing evening
A clear night is currently forecast for Tuesday 5th September, so we will be opening Fairwood for members observing from 6:30pm. Jupiter and Saturn should look spectacular with the Great armed Spot being visible on he centre of Jupiter from sunset and Saturn’s rings will be wide open. There will be a very bright ISS pass at 7:22pm which will go below Saturn and Jupiter. As the moon is new we should have ideal conditions for looking at a selection of deep sky objects. Please dress warmly and bring a hot drink and observe Covid 19 restrictions. A go/no go call will be made by 4pm on the day, so please do check your email before setting off.
Fairwood Observatory
Thursday 26/08/2021
20:30 until late
Observing and imaging runs of the Moon, Saturn and Jupiter near opposition
The weather looks good for this evening (Thursday 26 August) with early cloud clearing to leave clear conditions for the rest of the night We aim to start viewing after sunset which will be at 8:19pm, so we should see Venus in the twilight sky around then before moving on to Saturn, and then Jupiter which will look spectacular less than a week after opposition. The 80% illuminated moon rises at 10:06pm and that should also look sensational through the large scope. A few star clusters, nebulae and galaxies should also be visible before the moonlight gets too bright. It promises to be a good night in the mild Californian type conditions! As always though some warm clothing and a hot flask are recommended.
Fairwood Observatory
Tuesday 24/08/2021
20:30 until late
Observing and imaging runs of the Moon, Saturn and Jupiter near opposition
This should be another good opportunity to catch Jupiter close to opposition and get some great views of Saturn and the gibbous moon too. The GRS should be visible on Jupiter from 22:45. Conditions look good but please dress accordingly and bring a hot flask as it can be quite cool.
Fairwood Observatory
Sunday 15/08/2021
21:30
Observing and imaging runs of the Moon, Saturn and Jupiter near opposition
Clear conditions are expected from 10pm this evening (Sunday 15th August 2021), with excellent seeing predicted after midnight. We will be opening Fairwood from 9:30pm therefore for observing and imaging runs of the Moon, Saturn and Jupiter amongst other objects. This will be the best opportunity to observe Jupiter close to opposition this year with the GRS in transit at 10:30pm. A final go/no-go weather decision will be made by 6pm this evening, so please do check your email before setting off. Conditions look pleasant enough, but some warm clothing and a hot flask are still advisable.
Fairwood Observatory
Thursday 12/08/2021
7:15pm
Observing the Solar System
Howard Davies (SAS) will give a talk on
'Observing the Solar System'
Online only Zoom
Thursday 15/07/2021
7:15pm
A History of Women in Astronomy
Mary McIntyre FRAS will talk on 'A History of Women in Astronomy”.
Historically, astronomy has been very male-dominated. Throughout history there have been a number of trail-blazing women, such as Caroline Herschel, who worked to change that. But in addition there were countless less well known women who were doing astronomy.
This talk is a celebration of women who worked in astronomy during different periods of history and some of the challenges they have faced.
Online only Zoom
Thursday 17/06/2021
7.15pm
Hours with the night sky
Bob Mizon will give a talk entitled
'Hours with the night sky'
ONLINE ONLY - ZOOM
Thursday 20/05/2021
7.15pm
Phosphine Gas in the Cloud Decks of Venus
Dr David L Clements will tell us about some interesting developments around our sister planet
In September 2020 a team of researchers led by Cardiff University and including Imperial College London released results that suggested the presence of phosphine, PH3, in the upper atmosphere of Venus. This was not expected. The conditions on Venus are not conducive to either the production or persistence of this molecule in its atmosphere. For it to be there, there must be an as-yet unknown source of phosphine. Suggested mechanisms include the possibility of anaerobic biology in the clouds of Venus - ie. it may be a sign of life. In this talk Dr Clements will look at how we got these results, provide updates on the very active discussion and reanalysis of our data, none of which have made our phosphine detections go away, and outline the next steps in our efforts to understand what is going on in the clouds of Venus.
Dr David L Clements is a Reader in Astrophysics at Imperial College London. He is an observational astrophysicist largely specialising in extragalactic astronomy and observational cosmology, but has recently branched out into astrobiology in our own Solar System, He has used many telescopes on the ground and in space, and has been heavily involved with both space missions, including the Herschel Space Observatory and the Planck mission. He also writes fiction and non-fiction. His first book was Infrared Astronomy: Seeing the Heat, published by CRC Press. His short fiction appears in numerous magazines and anthologies, with the first collection, Disturbed Universes, published by Newcon Press.
ONLINE ONLY - ZOOM
Thursday 06/05/2021
7.15pm
AGM/Paul Pockington
Short AGM followed by Paul Pocklington - 'Unusual Lunar Features'
ONLINE ONLY - ZOOM
Thursday 22/04/2021
7.15pm
Voyager; Humanity’s Greatest Journey, Dr Garry E Hunt
The Voyager mission to the outer planets and onward beyond the limits of our solar system must be considered the greatest journey by a messenger from the Earth. The mission was conceived more than half a century ago, started in 1972 and the two spacecraft were launched in 1977 on their once in a 176 year opportunity paths of discovery to the distant worlds never seen before. The far planets of Uranus and Neptune have never been seen close up since the Voyager 2 passed by more than thirty years ago.

Voyager has been a major part of my life for more than fifty years as one of the original scientists elected by NASA in 1971. I will share with you my experiences and the insight into developing this incredible mission and the highlights of the countless discoveries which have rewritten the astronomy textbooks. Unaffected by Earth’s global pandemic, the Voyager spacecraft as still operating today as our space ambassadors.
ONLINE ONLY - ZOOM
Thursday 08/04/2021
7.15pm
Comets (Nik Whitehead)
Missions to comets and what they’ve taught us about the early solar system.
ONLINE ONLY - ZOOM
Thursday 25/03/2021
7.15pm
Eclipse Chasing
Chris Bowden will tell us about his chase after totality...since at least 1995!
ONLINE ONLY - ZOOM
Thursday 11/03/2021
7.15pm
Astronomical cycles and climate change
Internal and external factors influence Earth’s complex and ever changing climate over both the long and short term. In this talk Simon will discuss the importance of the various factors, particularly astronomical influences but also touching on concerns about the impact of human activity.
ONLINE ONLY - ZOOM
Thursday 25/02/2021
7.15pm
Into the Cosmic Ocean - Andrew Lound
The incomparable Andrew Lound will give us one of his dramatic lectures!
ONLINE ONLY - ZOOM
Thursday 11/02/2021
7.15pm
Astroparticles: Cosmic Multiple Messengers
Jeff Zorko will give part 1 of his talk on Astroparticles. Astroparticle Physics investigates the radiation emitted from the universe allowing us to probe distant and extreme astrophysical environments. In this talk Jeff will discuss some of the observed phenomena and the science lying behind the interpretation of this frontier science which is leading to some cutting edge discoveries
ONLINE ONLY - ZOOM
Thursday 28/01/2021
7.15pm
A state of the Universe report - PROF CHRIS LINTOTT
We are very excited that Professor Chris Lintott will be giving us a talk.

"Our view of the Universe is changing, with new discoveries coming thick and fast, from possible signs of life in the clouds of Venus to mysterious explosions in the distant Universe. In this talk, astronomer Chris Lintott will draw on the latest discoveries and images of the Universe, bringing updates from the frontiers cosmology, the discovery of thousands of planets in other solar systems and from the search for life. With the pace of discovery set to increase even more rapidly in the decade to come, thanks to new telescopes and missions, this is the perfect time to check in on our understanding of the cosmos." This talk is (free) ticketed, members, please check your email for details
ONLINE ONLY - ZOOM
Thursday 14/01/2021
7.15pm
Double Stars
Howard Davies will give a talk on double stars
ONLINE ONLY - ZOOM
Thursday 17/12/2020
7.15pm
Christmas Social + Quiz
Bring your mulled wine and mince pies for our Christmas social and quiz and there will also be a SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! Followed by a Committee meeting for committee members.
ONLINE ONLY - ZOOM
Thursday 10/12/2020
7.15pm
The Star of Bethlehem
Steve Tonkin will give us a talk entitled "The Star of Bethlehem".
ONLINE ONLY - ZOOM
Thursday 26/11/2020
7pm
The Orion Project - Dr Nik Whitehead
A look at this fascinating 1950s project for nuclear propulsion that eventually led to the space program
ONLINE ONLY - ZOOM
Thursday 12/11/2020
7pm
Review of Astro Imaging Techniques - Alan Jefferis
Getting into astro imaging and progressing to the next level covering camera to eyepiece, DSLR and camera lens, DSLR on telescope, video cam on telescope, Moon and planets, video cam on telescope - deep sky, pros and cons of CMOS and CCD, CCD came on telescope etc
ONLINE ONLY - ZOOM
Thursday 22/10/2020
7pm
Stellar Evolution Part-1
Roger Pickard 'Stellar Evolution Part-1' - This talk will cover the evolution of Sun-like stars from birth from the Interstellar medium to death as it puffs off its outer layers in the form of an planetary nebula whilst the core slowly fades away as a white dwarf.
ONLINE ONLY - ZOOM
Thursday 08/10/2020
7pm
Radio Astronomy
Paul Spurr Radio Astronomy
ONLINE ONLY - ZOOM
Thursday 24/09/2020
7pm
Rodinia and the Boring Billion
James Fradgley "Rodinia and the Boring Billion” – a look at Earth’s geological and biological history, what that tells us about looking for life on planets, and a bit about exoplanets.
ONLINE ONLY - ZOOM
Thursday 28/05/2020
7pm
Gerry Lacey Memorial Lecture
Andrew Lound will give a dramatic lecture TBC
Postponed
Technium 2 (Ground Floor) (Across the river from Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 14/05/2020
7pm
AGM
Short Annual General Meeting followed by members' short talks
Postponed
Technium 2 (Ground Floor) (Across the river from Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 23/04/2020
Society Lecture
Alwyn Wallace will give a talk entitled 'Night Sky Wonders: Landscape Astrophotography'.
Postponed
Technium 2 (Ground Floor) (Across the river from Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 09/04/2020
Society Lecture
Chris Bowden (Swansea Astronomical Society) will give a talk on 'Eclipse chasing'.
Cancelled
Technium 2 (Ground Floor) (Across the river from Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 26/03/2020
Society Lecture
Cancelled
Thursday 12/03/2020
Society Lecture
Tonight's lecture on Infrared Astronomy is cancelled
Saturday 29/02/2020
6pm to 9pm
Star Party
On Leap Year Day, Saturday 29th February, the Swansea Astronomical Society are giving a Star Party at the National Botanic Garden of Wales from 6pm to 9 pm

This is your chance to take a leap into the outer reaches of the Solar System and beyond and, given clear skies, an excellent chance to view the Moon and Venus.

Dr Simon Helan will be giving a talk on 'Asteroids' and there will be the usual hot drinks and other delights in the Med café in the Great Glasshouse.

As usual we will operate a telescope clinic, so if want advice on choosing telescopes and binoculars, or you have a telescope and need to know how to use it , bring it along and we will help you as best we can.

Admission is via the main gate, £3 for adults, free for children under 16.
National Botanic Garden of Wales
Thursday 27/02/2020
7pm
Society Lecture
Dr Simon Helan (Swansea Astronomical Society) will give a talk on 'Asteroids'.
Technium 2 (Ground Floor) (Across the river from Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 13/02/2020
7pm
Society Lecture
Prof Prem Kumar (Swansea University) will give a talk on "Wormholes, quantum entanglement and the Black Hole Information Loss paradox"
Technium 2 (Ground Floor) (Across the river from Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 23/01/2020
7pm
Society Lecture
Maggie Collins (Swansea Astronomical Society) will give a talk on "The life and work of Annie Maunder"
Technium 2 (Ground Floor) (Across the river from Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Saturday 18/01/2020
12 Noon to 4pm
Amazing Astronomy Event
More details as the event is finalised
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Thursday 09/01/2020
7pm
Society Lecture
Dr Nik Whitehead (University of Wales, Trinity St David) will give a talk entitled "What's that planet doing there? A brief introduction to planetary system formation".
Technium 2 (Ground Floor) (Across the river from Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Tuesday 17/12/2019
18:00 - 23:59
Observing Session
Its currently looking clear from 6 PM on Tuesday evening of 17 December, so with the moon not rising until 10:15 PM this is a good opportunity for some telescope time. All members are welcome to attend, so I look forward to seeing you there.
Fairwood Observatory
Thursday 12/12/2019
7pm
Society Lecture
Professor Steven Phillips of Bristol University will give a talk on 'Galaxies'.
Technium 2 (Ground Floor) (Across the river from Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Friday 06/12/2019
Cancellation of Observing Session
Due to the weather changing adversely we are cancelling the planned observing session for the evening of the 6th December. We hope to be able to plan another lunar imaging and observing session once better conditions resume.
Fairwood Observatory
Sunday 01/12/2019
16:00 - 23:00
Observing Session
Conditions look very good for this coming Sunday evening, so all members are welcome to attend Fairwood Observatory for some fine views of the night sky. We should catch Jupiter and Venus as the sun sets around 4:10 pm and then Saturn and a splendid 5 day old moon before moving on to Uranus and Neptune and then some star clusters. The moon will set around 8:50 allowing us to turn our attention to viewing some deep sky objects. There'll also be a very bright ISS pass around 6:10 PM to enjoy too, so do come along as it promises to be a great night. Please remember to wrap up warm though as temperatures are expected to be around freezing, so a hot flask is advised. I look forward to seeing you there.
Fairwood Observatory
Thursday 28/11/2019
7pm
Society Lecture
Sarah Roberts (Cardiff University) will give a talk entitled 'Las Cumbres Robotic Telescope'
Technium 2 (Ground Floor) (Across the river from Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Monday 18/11/2019
16:30 - 22:00
Observing Session
Weather looks good for this evening, so will aim to get to Fairwood in time for some viewings from sunset onward. We may get a glimpse or two of Venus and Jupiter in the twilight before turning to Saturn, Uranus and Neptune and then moving on to some star clusters and deep sky objects. All being well we should have good seeing until the 70% moon rises about 9:45 pm. All members are welcome - do wrap up warm as temperatures are expected to be around 3 degrees C, so a hot flask is recommended. Look forward to seeing you there.
Fairwood Observatory
Saturday 16/11/2019
6pm to 9pm
Star Party
The Swansea Astronomical Society are holding a Star Party at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on Saturday, Nov 16th from 6 pm to 9pm.
With clear skies this is a chance to learn about the Autumn Constellations and Galaxies such as Andromeda (M31) and Triangulum (M33), and a host of other interesting objects.
If you have a telescope and want help with it in any way, please bring it along and we will do our best to help. Entry is via the main gate, £3 or adults, free for under 5's.
Refreshments available in the Med café.
National Botanic Garden of Wales
Thursday 14/11/2019
7pm
Society Lecture
Steve Lubbock of Barry Astronomical Society will give a talk entitled “Curiosities of the Autumn Skies”
Technium 2 (Ground Floor) (Across the river from Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Monday 11/11/2019
12:00 - 16:30
Transit of Mercury viewing
Weather at present looks reasonable to attempt a rare viewing of the planet Mercury crossing the face of the sun. The transit begins at 12:35 so we will use special white light filters and Hydrogen Alpha scopes to view the planet's journey across the face of the sun until the sun sets at 16:32 PM. All members are welcome to attend.
Fairwood Observatory
Thursday 24/10/2019
7pm
Society Lecture
Daryl Dobbs (Barry Astronomical Society) will give a talk on 'Deep sky observing in Cassiopeia'
Technium 2 (Ground Floor) (Across the river from Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 10/10/2019
7pm
Society Lecture
Roger Pickard will give a talk entitled 'Variable Stars in Detail'
Technium 2 (Ground Floor) (Across the river from Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 19/09/2019
19:00 - 23:59
Observing Session
All members are welcome to attend the planned observing session this coming Thursday. We will be setting up from 7 PM and should get nice views of Jupiter, Saturn, the Moon and other objects. The ISS will make a brief appearance at 21:11, fading out just below Saturn a minute later.
Fairwood Observatory
Thursday 05/09/2019
19:00 - 22:30
Observing Session
Looks clear until around 10 PM, so we aim to meet to set up around 7 PM to calibrate the scope and attempt some CCD imaging and observing of Jupiter, Saturn and some deep sky objects. All members are welcome to attend.
Fairwood Observatory
Sunday 01/09/2019
19:00 - 23:59
Observing Session
Forecast currently looks good, so we will aim to set up at 7 PM ~ 1 hour before sunset for some observing/imaging of Jupiter/Saturn and hopefully some deep sky objects too. All members are most welcome to attend.
Fairwood Observatory
Wednesday 28/08/2019
20:15 - 23:59
Observing Session
Members are welcome for an observing session with targets such as Jupiter, Saturn, Aquilla, Scutum and more. Basic maintenance and setting up from around 19:00. Sunset will be at 20:11 and observing will continue until midnight (weather permitting).
Fairwood Observatory
Friday 02/08/2019
20:30 - 23:59
ISS Lunar Transit & general observing
Attempt at viewing/imaging the ISS transiting the thin crescent moon visible low down in the NW as the sun is setting at 20:58. This will be followed by telescope viewing of night sky objects until around midnight (weather permitting).
Fairwood Observatory
Saturday 20/07/2019
All day and evening
Lunar and solar observing event
On Saturday July 20th 2019 it will be 50 years since Neil Armstrong first set foot on the Moon.
In celebration of this the Swansea Astronomical Society is holding an event at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.
There will be slide shows and talks about both the Sun and the Moon during the morning and the afternoon.
In addition, weather permitting, there will be opportunities to safely observe the Sun.

Normal entry fees to the Garden apply, the event itself is free.

National Botanic Gardens of Wales
Thursday 23/05/2019
7pm
AGM
Annual General Meeting
Technium 2 (Ground Floor), SA1 (opposite Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 23/05/2019
9-30pm
Observing session
If the weather stays fine, Howard Davies will open the observatory for members' observing after the AGM is finished.
Fairwood observatory
Thursday 09/05/2019
7pm
Gerry Lacey Memorial Lecture
Dr Vaibhav Tiwari, Research Associate 'Gravitational Physics Group, School of Physics and Astronomy Cardiff University will talk to the Society.
Technium 2 (Ground Floor), SA1 (opposite Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 09/05/2019
9-30pm
Observing session
If the weather is clear, Howard Davies will open the observatory after the society meeting.
Fairwood observatory
Thursday 25/04/2019
7pm
Society Lecture
Dr Jane Clark will give a lecture on " Mapping the Solar System from your backyard "
Technium 2 (Ground Floor), SA1 (opposite Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 11/04/2019
7pm
Society Lecture
Dr Nik Whitehead (University of Wales Trinity Saint David) will give a talk entitled "The Physics of The Impossible".
Technium 2 (Ground Floor), SA1 (opposite Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Sunday 31/03/2019
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Thursday 28/03/2019
7pm
Society Lecture
Howard Davies (Swansea Astronomical Society Chairman) will give a talk entitled 'In search of Ancient Astronomers'
Technium 2 (Ground Floor), SA1 (opposite Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Tuesday 26/03/2019
7pm
Observing session
There will be an observing session if the sky stays clear. For insurance reasons, use of the observatory is for SAS members only.
Fairwood observatory
Thursday 14/03/2019
7pm
Society Lecture
Prof Mike Edmunds (Emeritus Professor Cardiff University) will give a lecture entitled 'Astronomy in an Age of Revolutions: The Foundation and Founders of the Royal Astronomical Society 1820'
Technium 2 (Ground Floor), SA1 (opposite Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 28/02/2019
7pm
Society Lecture
Dr Sarah Roberts, (Swansea University) will give a talk on The Faulkes Telescope
Technium 2 (Ground Floor), SA1 (opposite Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Saturday 16/02/2019
6pm - 9pm
Star Party
The National Botanic Garden of Wales is hosting a Star Party, in partnership with Swansea Astronomical Society and AstroCymru, with astronomy activities from 6.00pm to 9.00pm.
Stargazing through telescopes (weather permitting) plus talks and telescope advice clinics in the Great Glasshouse; with food and drink available from the Med Cafe.
If you have a telescope and need help using it please bring it along.
There’ll also be a 3D Cinema and astronomy artefacts, where visitors can handle objects dating from the birth of our solar system.
Entry via the main gate. The Star Party costs £3 per child. Accompanying adults are free but donations are welcomed. A family ticket is £6 (2 adults and up to 4 children). ‘Unaccompanied’ adults cost £3.
National Botanic Garden of Wales
Thursday 14/02/2019
7pm
Society Lecture
Dr Katherine Dooley, (Cardiff University’s School of Physics and Astronomy), a Kavli Frontiers of Science Fellow and winner of the prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize will give a talk entitled 'Listening to the universe: the new era of gravitational-wave astronomy.'
Technium 2 (Ground Floor), SA1 (opposite Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Monday 04/02/2019
6:30
Observing session for members
The observing session is on.
Observatory
Monday 28/01/2019
6-30 pm
Observing session
CANCELLED due to poor forecast
If the weather is fine, Howard will open the observatory for an observing session. Watch this space for updates.
Observatory
Thursday 24/01/2019
7pm
Society Lecture
Martin Griffiths of Dark Sky Wales will give a talk on "Messier and the Messier Objects"
Technium 2 (Ground Floor), SA1 (opposite Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Sunday 13/01/2019
2pm
Space travel talk
Andrew Lound will give a dramatic lecture entitled "Apollo: A Moon Odyssey"
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Saturday 12/01/2019
2pm-9pm
Amazing Astronomy Saturday
Embrace the time of year when our skies are at their darkest, with a full programme to inspire, inform and celebrate all things astronomical.
Featuring:
Hands on advice from Swansea Astronomical Society and other South Wales Astronomical Societies Telescope Clinic
3D space films
Cosmic Crafts
Meteorite display.
Replicas of Galileo’s and Newton’s telescopes
A whistle stop Steller Star Dome tour
This year’s event will continue into the evening with the chance to stargaze in our courtyard garden (clouds permitting).
Cost Free
Suitability All
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Thursday 10/01/2019
7pm
Society Lecture
Howard Davies (Swansea Astronomical Society) will give a talk entitled 'Globular star clusters'.
Technium 2 (Ground Floor), SA1 (opposite Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 13/12/2018
7pm
Society Lecture
Nick Hart of Cardiff and Barry Astronomical Societies will give a talk entitled 'Broadband, Narrowband'
Technium 2 (Ground Floor), SA1 (opposite Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Thursday 22/11/2018
7pm
Society Lecture
Maggie Collins of the Swansea Astronomical Society will give a talk on 'The Life and work of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin'
Technium 2 (Ground Floor), SA1 (opposite Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Saturday 17/11/2018
6pm - 9pm
Stargazing Evening
The National Botanic Garden of Wales is hosting a Star Party, in partnership with Swansea Astronomical Society and AstroCymru, with astronomy activities from 6.00pm to 9.00pm on Saturday, November 17th
Stargazing through telescopes (weather permitting) plus talks and telescope advice clinics in the Great Glasshouse; with food and drink available from the Med Cafe.
If you have a telescope and need help using it please bring it along.
There’ll also be a 3D Cinema and astronomy artefacts, where visitors can handle objects dating from the birth of our solar system.
Entry via the main gate. The Star Party costs £3 per child. Accompanying adults are free but donations are welcomed. A family ticket is £6 (2 adults and up to 4 children). ‘Unaccompanied’ adults cost £3.
National Botanic Garden of Wales
Thursday 08/11/2018
7pm
Society Lecture
Dr Nik Whitehead (University of Wales, Trinity St David) will give a talk on the practicalities of terraforming Venus
Technium 2 (Ground Floor), SA1 (opposite Sainsbury's - SA1 8PH)
Sunday 28/10/2018
7pm
Stargazing Evening
Suitability Adults
A stellar evening for all beginners and enthusiasts, including telescope tips and 3D film presentations.
Meet with South Wales Astronomical Societies who will provide telescope tips and knowledge and enjoy 3D film presentations with Astrocymru.
Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Thursday 25/10/2018
7pm
Society Lecture
Dr Simon Helan (Swansea Astronomical Society) will give a lecture entitled
“Pluto, the Kuiper Belt and New Horizons”
Trallwn Community Centre, Bethel Road, Llansamlet, Swansea SA7 9QP
Thursday 11/10/2018
7pm
Society Lecture
Ian Miller will give a lecture on the Furzehill Observatory
Trallwn Community Centre, Bethel Road, Llansamlet, Swansea SA7 9QP
Saturday 04/08/2018
11am to 4pm
Solar Day
The Swansea Astronomical Society will be at the Garden to safely observe the Sun and talk to members of the public.
National Botanic Garden of Wales
Tuesday 19/06/2018
10 am to 8pm
Space Science & Technology Day
The National Botanic Garden of Wales is hosting a Space Science & Technology day for KS2 & KS3 students who are MAT or interested in space and science and technology, and the Swansea Astronomical Society will, weather permitting, be Solar observing.
The National Botanic Garden of Wales
Thursday 24/05/2018
7pm
Gerry Lacey Memorial Lecture
Andrew Lound. (Odyssey Dramatic Presentations) will give a talk on "Venus, Paradise Lost."
Seminar Room 3 Fulton House, University of Swansea
Thursday 10/05/2018
7pm
Annual General Meeting
Society AGM
Lecture Room A Fulton House, University of Swansea
Thursday 26/04/2018
7pm
Society Lecture
Roger Pickard (British Astronomical Asociation) will give a talk entitled 'Variable Stars'.
Room West Fulton House, University of Swansea
Thursday 12/04/2018
7pm
Society Lecture
Dave Powell (Barry Astronomical Society) will give a talk entitled 'Meteorite falls in Wales'
Seminar Room 3 Fulton House, University of Swansea
Friday 23/03/2018
6-30pm
Star Party
Due to an unfavourable weather forecast, this event is CANCELLED!
Swansea Astronomical Society will give a star party with telescopes viewing the night sky, a talk on telescopes and an exhibition
Swansea Airport
Thursday 22/03/2018
7pm
Society Lecture
Prof Chris Allton (Swansea University) will give a talk on "Neutron Stars and other Extreme Matter".
Lecture Room A Fulton House, University of Swansea
Thursday 08/03/2018
7pm
Society Lecture
Dr Frazer Lewis (Faulkes Telescope) will give a talk entitled 'What has Astronomy done for us?'
Room West Fulton House, University of Swansea
Saturday 24/02/2018
6-30pm to 9pm
Star Party
Stargazing through telescopes plus talks and telescope advice clinics in the Great Glasshouse; with food and drink available from the Med Cafe.
The National Botanic Garden of Wales is hosting a Star Party, in partnership with Swansea Astronomical Society and AstroCymru, with astronomy activities from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.
3D Cinema & astronomy artefacts, handle objects dating from the birth of our solar system. The Star Party costs £3 per child. Accompanying adults are free but donations are welcomed. A family ticket is £6 (2 adults and up to 4 children).
For guides/scouts/brownies/cubs etc. groups, the cost for the Star Party is £3 per child, with accompanying adults free.
Castor & Pollux, Sirius, Capella, Procyon should all be visible We will also use Orion to star hop so we can find the Pleiades and there should be good views of the Moon, weather permitting.
While the stargazing is weather dependent we will be able to run activities inside the Great Glass House if the weather is poor.
A talk on binoculars will also be given.
Unaccompanied’ adults cost £3. If you have a telescope which you need help with please bring it along.
National Botanic Garden of Wales
Thursday 22/02/2018
7pm
Society Lecture
Bob Owens (National Museum of Wales) will give a talk entitle 'The Geology of Mars'
Room West Fulton House, University of Swansea
Sunday 18/02/2018
7pm
Observing session
Observing is cancelled due to unfavourable weather forecast.
Fairwood Observatory
Saturday 17/02/2018
7pm
Observing session
Observing is cancelled due to unfavourable weather forecast.
Fairwood Observatory
Thursday 08/02/2018
7pm
Society Lecture
Dr Steve Wainwright FRAS (Swansea Astronomical Society) will give a talk on 'The Science of Solar Observing'
Lecture Room A Fulton House, University of Swansea
Saturday 27/01/2018
2pm
Public Astronomy Lecture
Andrew Lound will give a talk entitled "GUARDIANS OF THE RINGS - SATURN'S MOONS" Everyone is welcome.
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Friday 26/01/2018
6-30pm
Star Party
Swansea Astronomical Society in association with Barry and Port Talbot astronomical societies, will give a star party with telescopes viewing the night sky, a talk, children's activities and an exhibition. This will go ahead rain or shine and telescopes will be available for people to see in the main hall if the weather does not allow viewing of the night sky. Talk to society members about what it means to be a member of an astronomical society.
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Thursday 25/01/2018
7pm
Society Lecture
Howard Davies (Swansea Astronomical Society) will give a talk entitled 'Open Star Clusters'.
Seminar Room 3, Fulton House, University of Swansea
Thursday 11/01/2018
7pm
Society Lecture
Roger Davies (Swansea Astronomical Society) will give a talk on 'Stonehenge'.
Seminar Room 3, Fulton House, University of Swansea
Monday 25/12/2017
10pm
Observing Session
There will be NO observing session on Christmas Day by special request of Santa. It is suggested that you bring your new telescope to the next Member Observing Session.
Fairwood Observatory
Monday 18/12/2017
6:30
Observing Session Cancelled
This session is cancelled due to clouds coming in. The forecast is favourable this evening, so Howard Davies will be opening the observatory at 6:30pm. Wear warm clothing if you attend.
Fairwood Airport Observatory
Thursday 14/12/2017
7pm
Society lecture
Dr Steve Wainwright FRAS of Swansea Astronomical Society will give a lecture on 'Bridge Camera Astronomy'
Lecture Room 2, Fulton House, University of Swansea
Saturday 25/11/2017
6-30pm to 9pm
Star Party
The National Botanic Garden of Wales is hosting a Star Party, in partnership with Swansea Astronomical Society and AstroCymru, with afternoon astronomy activities from 2pm until 5:30pm, and the Star Party from 6pm until 10pm.
Afternoon astronomy activities cost £3 per child, with a Meteors & Maths (age approx. 8+) workshop running for half an hour starting at 2pm, 3pm ,4pm & 5pm. Rocket making and D2E sessions with AstroCymru will run from 2pm till 5:30pm.
The Star Party at 6pm costs £3 per child, if they have paid for the afternoon activities there won’t be a need to pay again. Accompanying adults are free but donations are welcomed. A family ticket is £6 (2 adults and up to 4 children).
For guides/scouts/brownies/cubs etc. groups, the cost for the Star Party is £3 per child, with accompanying adults free.
We will be able to explore the Moon, just past its first quarter and, if we are lucky, we might see Uranus & Neptune. We will also use Orion to star hop so we can find the Pleiades.
While the stargazing is weather dependant we will be able to run activities inside the Great Glass House if the weather is poor. Food and drink will be available in the Med Café.
National Botanic Garden of Wales
Thursday 23/11/2017
7pm
Society lecture
Prof Prem Kumar, Swansea University Physics department will give a lecture entitled ``Emergent gravity , dark energy and dark matter’'
Lecture Room 2, Fulton House, University of Swansea
Thursday 09/11/2017
7pm
Society lecture
Dr Chris North, Sky at Night astronomer from Cardiff University will give a lecture on 'Telescopes Through the Ages'
Lecture Room 2, Fulton House, University of Swansea
Friday 27/10/2017
6-30pm
Star Party
Swansea Astronomical Society will give a star party with telescopes viewing the night sky, a talk and an exhibition of telescopes
Swansea Airport
Thursday 26/10/2017
7pm
Society lecture
Jon Laver FRAS of Bridgend Astronomical Society will give a talk on Meteors
Fulton House, University of Swansea
Thursday 12/10/2017
7pm
Society lecture
Nick Lewis FRAS of the Swansea Astronomical Society will give a talk entitled 'Following the Saros'. A lecture about eclipses.
Fulton House, University of Swansea
Saturday 12/08/2017
9:30pm
Perseid meteor watch
The aim of the session is to observe Perseid meteors. However other observing will also take place.
Fairwood observatory at Swansea Airport
Thursday 25/05/2017
7pm
AGM
Fulton House Room West
Thursday 11/05/2017
7pm
Gerry Lacey Memorial Lecture
Andrew Lound will give a lecture entitled 'Mercury A Relative Planet'
Fulton House Lecture Room 2
Friday 28/04/2017
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Thursday 27/04/2017
7pm
Society Lecture
Brian Spinks of the Swansea Astronomical Society will give a talk entitled 'Binoculars'
Fulton House Lecture Room 2
Thursday 13/04/2017
7pm
Society lecture
Howard Davies, Chairman of the Swansea Astronomical Society will give a talk entitled 'The Science of the Apollo Moon Landings.'
Fulton House Lecture Room 2
Thursday 23/03/2017
7pm
Society lecture
Prof Paul Roche of Cardiff University will give a lecture entitled 'Gaia: surveying the Milky Way'
Fulton House Room West
Thursday 09/03/2017
7pm
Society lecture
Nick Hart of Cardiff Astronomical Society will give a talk. The title of Nick's talk is "Under City Skies".
Fulton House Lecture Room 2
Friday 03/03/2017
7pm to 9pm
Star Party
View the Night Sky through telescopes with members of Swansea Astronomical Society. At a Star Party Swansea Astronomical Society Members' Telescopes are made available for visitors to look through. Visitors to the star party can have advice on Telescopes and their questions can be answered. There will also be one ore more members of the Society giving Astronomy Talks.
Swansea Airport
Thursday 02/03/2017
7pm
STAR PARTY
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER
Swansea Airport
Thursday 23/02/2017
7pm
Society Lecture
Martin Griffiths of Dark Sky Wales will give a talk. The talk will be on 'Astronomy and Philosophy.' It will be an examination of how astronomy has changed our perception of ourselves and society in history and driven science and its impact with its major discoveries: the big bang, our milky way home and the Heliocentric hypothesis.
Fulton House Lecture Room 2
Thursday 09/02/2017
7pm
Society lecture
Dr Rhodri Evans of Cardiff University will talk on 'The Event Horizon Telescope - Imaging the Galaxy's Supermassive Black Hole'
Fulton House Lecture Room 2
Friday 03/02/2017
7pm to 9pm
Star Party
View the Night Sky through telescopes with members of Swansea Astronomical Society.
At a Star Party Swansea Astronomical Society Members' Telescopes are made available for visitors to look through. Visitors to the star party can have advice on Telescopes and their questions can be answered. There will also be one ore more members of the Society giving Astronomy Talks.
National Botanic Gardens for Wales
Thursday 26/01/2017
7 pm
Society lecture
Andrew Sprott of the Swansea Astronomical Society will give a talk entitled 'the Antikythera mechanism.'
Fulton House Room West
Saturday 14/01/2017
2 pm.
Lecture by Andrew Lound
A talk by Andrew Lound entitled 'Out Of The Darkness'.
This talk is about the history of the observation of Pluto and Kuiper Belt objects to the present day.
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Friday 13/01/2017
7pm to 9pm
Star Party
View the Night Sky through telescopes with members of Swansea Astronomical Society.
At a Star Party Swansea Astronomical Society Members' Telescopes are made available for visitors to look through. Visitors to the star party can have advice on Telescopes and their questions can be answered. There will also be one ore more members of the Society giving Astronomy Talks.
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Thursday 12/01/2017
7 pm
Society lecture
Jim Collins of the Swansea Astronomical Society will give a talk entitled 'The Big Bang - Fact or Fiction'
Fulton House Room West
Sunday 01/01/2017
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Thursday 08/12/2016
7 pm
Society lecture
Prof Mike Disney of Cardiff University will give a talk on 'Dark Galaxies'
Fulton House Lecture Room 2
Thursday 24/11/2016
7 pm
Society lecture Astronomy Quiz night
Alison and Phillip John will present a light hearted astronomical quiz suitable for all members.
Fulton House Lecture Room 2
Saturday 19/11/2016
6pm
Star Party
All Day, 'Plants in Space' followed by a Star Party.
Further details to come
View the Night Sky through telescopes with members of Swansea Astronomical Society. At a Star Party Swansea Astronomical Society Members' Telescopes are made available for visitors to look through. Visitors to the star party can have advice on Telescopes and their questions can be answered. There will also be one ore more members of the Society giving Astronomy Talks.
National Botanic Gardens for Wales
Thursday 10/11/2016
7pm
Society lecture
Prof Mike Disney of Cardiff University will give a talk on 'Dark Galaxies'
Fulton House Lecture Room 2
Thursday 27/10/2016
7 pm
Society lecture
Prof Mike Edmunds of Cardiff University will give a lecture on "The Great Quasar Debate 1963 - 1986." looking at the story of how quasars were discovered, and more importantly, how astronomers worked out what they were. This is a story in which Prof Edmunds played a part.
Fulton House
Thursday 13/10/2016
7pm
Society lecture
Dr Rhodri Evans of Cardiff University will give a lecture entitled "Overthrowing Newton - Proving Einstein right"
Fulton House
Friday 07/10/2016
7pm to 9pm
Star Party
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

View the Night Sky through telescopes with members of Swansea Astronomical Society.
At a Star Party Swansea Astronomical Society Members' Telescopes are made available for visitors to look through. Visitors to the star party can have advice on Telescopes and their questions can be answered. There will also be one ore more members of the Society giving Astronomy Talks.
Swansea Airport
Sunday 31/07/2016
11am - 4-30pm
Solar Observing Day
Observe the Sun Safely with Swansea Astronomical Society.
Visitors will be able to observe the sun in safety by using Swansea Astronomical Society members' special solar telescopes.
NEVER OBSERVE THE SUN THROUGH A TELESCOPE OR BINOCULARS UNLESS THEY ARE FITTED WITH PROPER SOLAR FILTERS. DO NOT IMPROVISE, YOU MAY LOSE YOUR SIGHT.
One or more members of the society will give talks.
National Botanic Gardens for Wales
Thursday 26/05/2016
7 pm
AGM
AGM of the Swansea Astronomical Society
Fulton House
Thursday 12/05/2016
7 pm
Gerry Lacey Memorial Lecture
Andrew Lound will give the lecture entitled "A Jupiter Odyssey."
Fulton House
Thursday 28/04/2016
7 pm
Society lecture
Howard Davies will give a short presentation on the Spring and early Summer Night Sky, followed by the main speaker;
Margaret Collins of the Swansea Astronomical Society who will give a lecture on 'Harvard's lady computers - the women who classified the stars'
Fulton House
Thursday 14/04/2016
7 pm
Society lecture
Dave Powell MBE will give a talk on 'Observing Meteors'
Fulton House
Thursday 24/03/2016
7 pm
Society lecture
Bob Mizon will give a talk entitled "7 Moons." A look at some odd facts about seven intriguing moons of the solar system.
Fulton House
Friday 18/03/2016
7 pm to 9pm
Star Party
Come to look through telescopes, hear an astronomical talk and see an astronomical exhibition by the Swansea Astronomical Society.
Swansea Airport
Thursday 10/03/2016
7 pm
Society lecture
Dr Nik Whitehead of Swansea Astronomical Society and Trinity St Davids University will give a lecture entitled "Getting to grips with the Multiverse."
Fulton House
Thursday 25/02/2016
7 pm
Society lecture
Prof Matt Griffin, Head of the School of Astronomy and Physics, Cardiff University will give a lecture on 'Looking at the atmospheres of extra solar planets.'
Fulton House
Saturday 20/02/2016
6 pm to 9pm
Star Party
Join members of the Swansea Astronomical Society for an evening of stargazing at the National Botanic Garden for Wales. There will be an astronomical exhibition, telescopes and astronomy talks even if the weather is inclement.
National Botanic Garden of Wales
Thursday 11/02/2016
7 pm
Society lecture
Prof Prem Kumar (Swansea University Physics) will give a lecture on "Black Holes and Quantum Gravity".
Fulton House
Thursday 28/01/2016
7 pm
Society lecture
Howard Davies will give a short talk on the Winter night sky. Dr Ivonne Zavala Carrasco (Swansea University Physics) will give a lecture on "Cosmology."
Fulton House
Saturday 23/01/2016
2pm
Dramatic Space lecture
Andrew Lound will give a Dramatic Lecture entitled Britannia Sky, sponsored by the Planetary Society.
Contrary to popular belief, Britain has played a vital role in spaceflight history. Scientists, engineers, industry, academia and learned societies have all led the way in their respective fields. The withered hand of successive governments has hampered an independent or more dynamic British space programme. In this remarkable presentation, the history of Britain in space is examined in context, with due credit being paid to those who have tried to push Britain skyward. Accompanied by historic images, movie clips and music, this will be a presentation to make one proud to be British and to wonder what it might actually be like when we sit under a Britannia sky.
If the weather is fine, members of the Swansea Astronomical Society will be demonstrating solar telescopes and an an astronomical exhibition will be given.
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Friday 22/01/2016
7 pm to 9pm
Astronomical stargazing Evening
Join members of the Swansea Astronomical Society for an evening of stargazing at the Waterfront Museum. There will be an astronomical exhibition, telescopes and astronomy talks even if the weather is inclement.
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Thursday 14/01/2016
7 pm
Society lecture
Brian Stokes will give a lecture entitled "Our Nearest Neighbour."
Fulton House
Thursday 10/12/2015
7pm
Society Lecture
Phillip John will give a short, topical astronomy quiz. Dr Steve Wainwright (SAS) will give a talk on 'Cosmic Distances'
Fulton House
Saturday 05/12/2015
2pm
Christmas Lecture
Andrew Lound will give a dramatic lecture on "The Grand Tour of the Solar system".
Waterfront Museum Swansea
Thursday 26/11/2015
7 pm
Society lecture
Brian Stokes (SAS) will give a talk entitled 'This Wonderful World and Universe'.
Fulton House
Friday 20/11/2015
6 pm to 9pm
Star Party
Come and view the night sky through telescopes with the Swansea Astronomical Society. There will also be an astronomical talk and a small astronomical exhibition
National Botanic Garden of Wales
Thursday 12/11/2015
7pm
Society Lecture: Solar Terrestrial Interactions
Jon Laver FRAS of Bridgend Astronomical Society will give a talk entitled "Solar-terrestrial Interactions".
Before Jon's talk, Howard Davies will give a short talk on the Autumn Constellations.
Fulton House
Friday 30/10/2015
7 pm to 9pm
Star Party, Dark Sky Astronomy Evening
Join Swansea, Cardiff and Port Talbot Astronomical Societies at Glyncorrwg Ponds Dark Sky Discovery Site for an evening of deep sky stargazing. The cafe will be open at the start of the evening for refreshments. There will be an astronomical exhibition, an astronomy talk and, if the weather permits,observation of star clusters, galaxies and nebulae through astronomical telescopes. Find Glyncorrwg Ponds Visitor Centre on Google Maps. About 20 miles, easy drive from Swansea.
Glyncorrwg Ponds Dark Sky Discovery Site Visitor Centre
Friday 23/10/2015
7 pm to 9pm
Star Party
Come to look through telescopes, hear an astronomical talk and see an astronomical exhibition by the Swansea Astronomical Society.
Swansea Airport
Thursday 22/10/2015
7pm
Society Lecture: Black Holes, White Holes and Wormholes
Dr Nik Whitehead of the Swansea Astronomical Society and The University of Wales Trinity Saint David, will give a lecture entitled "Black Holes, White Holes and Worm Holes"
Fulton House
Thursday 08/10/2015
7 pm
Society lecture
Alison and Phillip John will present a light hearted astronomical quiz night suitable for all members
Also a short talk on "The Summer of the SAS" by Dr. Steve Wainwright.
Fulton House
Thursday 28/05/2015
7pm
AGM
Annual General Meeting
Fulton House
Thursday 14/05/2015
7pm
Gerry Lacey Memorial Lecture - Andy Lound, "Lord of the Rings"
Andrew Lound will give the lecture entitled "Saturn-Lord of the Rings"
Fulton House
Thursday 23/04/2015
7pm
Society lecture: Tower of Babel
Prof Hugh Jones (SAS) will give a short talk entitled "The thermonuclear Tower of Babel", an update on fusion. This will be followed by a short astronomical quiz.
Fulton House
Thursday 09/04/2015
7pm
Society lecture - Variable Stars/Mary Bruck
Two short talks by Howard Davies and Dr. Steve Wainwright of the Swansea Astronomical Society. The talks will be on: "The variable star AE Aquarius" (HD) and "Mary Bruck, an illustrious pioneer" (SJW).
Fulton House
Friday 27/03/2015
6-30 to 9pm
Star Party
Members of the Swansea Astronomical Society will put on an exhibition and show visitors the night sky through a variety of telescopes. An astronomical talk will be given.
Swansea Airport
Thursday 26/03/2015
7pm
Society Lecture: Copernicus
Paul Bessette will give a talk entitled "Another look at Copernicus"
Fulton House
Friday 20/03/2015
7pm-9pm
Solar Eclipse day and Evening Star Party

Stargazing Evening Fri 20 March, 7pm


Join the Swansea Astronomical Society and friends for a special springtime evening to celebrate the stargazing live season.
The team will guide you through how to use a telescope. No experience is necessary.
There will also be plenty of in-house activity including fun kids crafts and special 3D film screenings to launch you to the stars and back.
In partnership with the Swansea Astronomical Society
Free, Part of British Science Week
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Thursday 12/03/2015
7pm
Society lecture: Data Mining for Astronomy/Future Astronomers
Two short talks by Dr Nik Whitehead and Brian Stokes of the Swansea Astronomical Society. The topics will be: "Data mining in astronomical data sets" (NW) and "Tutoring our future astronomers" (BS)
Fulton House
Friday 27/02/2015
6-30 to 9pm
Star Party
Members of the Swansea Astronomical Society will show visitors the night sky through their telescopes. An astronomical talk and an exhibition will also be given.
National Botanic Garden for Wales
Thursday 26/02/2015
7pm
Society Lecture: Solar Eclipses
Margaret Collins (SAS) will give a lecture entitled "Solar Eclipses past, present and future".
Fulton House
Thursday 12/02/2015
7pm
Society lecture: Astroimaging with Nick Hart
Nick Hart will give two short talks on "The dark skies of the Wild West" and, "CCD imaging under light polluted skies".
Fulton House
Thursday 22/01/2015
7pm
Society Lecture: Joseph Harris of Brecon 18th Century Astronomer
Martin Griffiths of the University of South Wales will give a lecture on "Joseph Harris of Breconshire, Astronomer and Assay Master of the Mint in the 18th century".
Fulton House
Thursday 08/01/2015
7pm
Society lecture - Sunspots and Weather
Brian Spinks (SAS) will give a lecture entitled "Sunspots and Weather"
Fulton House
Saturday 13/12/2014
2pm
Christmas Lecture - Tunguska Event
Andrew Lound will give the traditional SAS Christmas Lecture:
In 1908 a fireball raced through the deep blue skies of northern Russia, ending with a massive explosion. Witnessed by numerous people, this event became known as one of the greatest mysteries of the 20th century. The name "Tunguska" has conjured up thoughts of alien spacecraft, black holes, antimatter and fear, when 2150 square kilometres of Siberian forest were laid waste in a blinding instant by an explosion 1000 times as powerful as the Hiroshima bomb. In this dramatic telling of the Tunguska story brought up to date with the latest research, the whole incident is investigated with rare images, video and a dramatic, entertaining performance. Will you ever feel safe again?
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Thursday 11/12/2014
7pm
Society Lecture - Star of Bethlehem
Dr S.J. Wainwright will give a lecture on "The Astronomy of the Star of Bethlehem".
Fulton House
Friday 28/11/2014
6-30 to 9pm
Star Party
Members of the Swansea Astronomical society will show visitors the night sky through their telescopes. An astronomical talk and an exhibition will also be given.
National Botanic Garden for Wales
Thursday 27/11/2014
7pm
Astronomy Quiz night
Alison and Phil John will present an Astronomical Quiz.
Fulton House
Thursday 13/11/2014
7pm
Society lecture
Jon Laver from Bridgend Astronomical Society will give a talk entitled "Not much Middle at all!", about the death and birth of stars.
Fulton House
Friday 31/10/2014
6-30 to 9pm
Star Party
Members of the Swansea Astronomical Society will put on an exhibition and show visitors the night sky through a variety of telescopes. An astronomical talk will be given and refreshments will be available in the airport cafe.
Swansea Airport
Thursday 23/10/2014
7pm
Society Lecture
Dr Nik Whitehead of Swansea Metropolitan University will give a lecture on "Dark Matter".
Fulton House
Friday 10/10/2014
7pm
Society Lecture
Dr Rhodri Evans of Cardiff University will give a lecture entitled "Discovering the Cosmic Microwave Background - missed opportunities and mistakes".
Fulton House
Saturday 24/05/2014
11am to 4pm
Solar Day
Observe the Sun safely with a variety of equipment and in various wavelengths of light.

12pm Brian Stokes will give a talk on "The Birth, Life and Death of the Sun".

2pm Mark Kerr will give a talk on "Astronavigation".

Both talks will be in the Theatr Botanica
National Botanic Garden of Wales
Friday 23/05/2014
7pm
AGM
Annual General Meeting of the Swansea Astronomical Society
Fulton House
Friday 09/05/2014
7pm
Gerry Lacey Memorial Lecture
Andrew Lound will give a lecture entitled "Calling the Cosmos"
Fulton House
Friday 25/04/2014
7pm
Society Lecture
Dr Nik Whitehead, Swansea Metropolitan University will give a lecture entitled:
'Timekeeping on Mars - the development of an astronomically based calendar for a future Mars colony'
Fulton House
Friday 11/04/2014
7pm
Society lecture
Prof Mike Edmunds, Cardiff University will give a lecture entitled 'Constructing the Mechanical Universe'
Fulton House
Friday 28/03/2014
7pm
Society Lecture
Prof Paul Roche, University of South Wales, will give a lecture entitled "Massive Collisions in the Solar System"
Fulton House
Saturday 22/03/2014
7pm - 9pm
Star Party
See the night Sky through telescopes. Listen to astronomical talks and take refreshments in the Activity Centre cafe.
Garnswllt Activity Centre, Heol Y Mynydd, Garnswllt, Ammanford, Swansea, SA18 2SE
Friday 14/03/2014
7pm
Society lecture
Peter Wise will give a lecture on 'A brief history of the Telescope, from the Bronze Age to the Space Age'
Fulton House
Saturday 08/03/2014
6-30pm to 9-0pm
Star Party
See the night Sky through telescopes. Listen to an astronomical talk and take refreshments in the Airport Cafe.
Swansea Airport
Friday 28/02/2014
7pm
Society lecture
Alison and Phillip John (SAS) will give a talk entitled 'The importance of astronomy to the ancient Egyptians'
Fulton House
Friday 14/02/2014
7pm
Society Lecture
Margaret Collins of the Swansea Astronomical Society will give a lecture entitled 'Citizen Science: a Zoo of Galaxies and other Beasts'
Fulton House
Saturday 08/02/2014
6-30pm to 9-0pm
Star Party
See the night Sky through telescopes. Listen to an astronomical talk and take refreshments.
National Botanic Garden for Wales
Friday 24/01/2014
test
test
Observe the Sun safely with a variety of equipment and in various wavelengths of light. 12pm Brian Stokes will give a talk on The Birth, Life and Death of the Sun 2pm Mark Kerr will give a talk on Astronavigation Both talks will be in the Theatr Botanica
test
Friday 24/01/2014
7pm
Society Lecture
Dr Steve Wainwright, SAS will give a lecture entitled 'A basic introduction to Astrophotography'
Fulton House
Saturday 18/01/2014
7pm
Star Party
The Swansea Astronomical Society will be holding a Star Party in partnership with the Waterfront Museum. Look at the night sky through telescopes. There will be a lecture and also refreshments.
Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Friday 10/01/2014
7pm
Society Lecture
Martin Griffiths, University of South Wales will give a talk entitled 'Star Clusters'
Fulton House
Friday 13/12/2013
7pm
Society Lecture
Nick Hart of Cardiff Astronomical Society will give a lecture entitled 'Astrophotography: Staying put and On the move'
Fulton House
Sunday 08/12/2013
2pm
Christmas Lecture
Andrew Lound will again give the Swansea Astronomical Society Christmas Lecture entitled 'Comets, Signposts in History'. This lecture is particularly timely this year in view of the appearance of Comets Lovejoy and Ison in the November and possibly December night skies.
Swansea Waterfront Museum
Friday 29/11/2013
7pm
Society Lecture
Dr Clare Dobbs of Exeter University will give a lecture entitled 'The Evolution of Giant Molecular Clouds'
Fulton House
Friday 15/11/2013
7pm
Society Lecture
Dr. John Birks of the Swansea Astronomical Society will give a lecture entitled " John Flamsteed - the First Astronomer Royal, 1646-1719"
Fulton House
Saturday 09/11/2013
6-30pm to 9-0pm
Star Party
See the night Sky through telescopes. Listen to an astronomical talk and take refreshments.
National Botanic Garden for Wales
Friday 25/10/2013
7pm
Society Lecture
Dr Rhodri Evans of Cardiff University will give a lecture entitled 'The Mount Wilson Observatory'
Fulton House
Saturday 12/10/2013
6-30pm to 9-0pm
Star Party
The Swansea Astronomical Society will be holding a Star Party. Look at the night sky through telescopes. There will be a lecture and also refreshments.
Lliw Valley Reservoir
Friday 11/10/2013
7pm
Society Lecture
Dr Steve Wainwright will give a lecture entitled 'A year of the Swansea Astronomical Society'
Fulton House
Saturday 14/09/2013
6-30pm to 9-0pm
Star Party
See the night Sky through telescopes. Listen to an astronomical talk and take refreshments in the newly refurbished Airport Cafe.
Swansea Airport
Sunday 26/05/2013
All day
Solar Day
As part of the Hobbies weekend, the Swansea Astronomical Society will be presenting a day of safe solar observation using a variety of safe solar telescopes. There will also be a lecture and exhibition.
National Botanic Garden for Wales
Friday 24/05/2013
7pm
AGM
Annual General Meeting
Fulton House
Friday 10/05/2013
7pm
Society Lecture
'John Goodricke, The Astronomer who could neither hear nor speak – My Hero'

Dave Powell MBE Cardiff Astronomical Society
Fulton House
Friday 26/04/2013
7pm
Society Lecture
'Jim's search for the Truth'

Jim Collins Swansea Astronomical Society
Fulton House
Friday 12/04/2013
7pm
Society Lecture
'Wherefore Art Thou?'

Brian Stokes Swansea Astronomical Society
Fulton House
Friday 29/03/2013
7pm
Society Lecture
Gerry Lacey Memorial Lecture

'To See The Beginning of Time'

Andrew Lound Odyssey Dramatic Lectures
Fulton House
Saturday 23/03/2013
6-30pm to 9-30pm
Star Party
Come and join Swansea Astronomical Society Observers viewing the wonders of the night sky through their telescopes. Information on telescopes/purchase also provided. Astronomical talks will be given
Swansea Airport
Friday 15/03/2013
7pm
Society Lecture
'Studying the Dark Universe with X-ray vision'

Dr Ben Maughan, Bristol University
Fulton House
Friday 01/03/2013
7pm
Society Lecture
'Astronomy, The Ultimate Question'

Roger Butler, Cardiff Astronomical Society
Fulton House
Saturday 23/02/2013
6-30pm to 9-30pm
Star Party
Come and join Swansea Astronomical Society Observers viewing the wonders of the night sky through their telescopes. Information on telescopes/purchase also provided. Astronomical talks given and refreshment Cafeteria available.
National Botanic Garden for Wales
Friday 15/02/2013
7pm
Society Lecture
'Invisibility'

Prof Hugh Jones, SAS
Fulton House
Saturday 09/02/2013
6-30pm to 9-30pm
Star Party
See the night sky through telescopes with the Swansea Astronomical Society. Hear an astronomical talk and see different sorts of telescopes demonstrated and explained.
Oystermouth Castle, Mumbles
Friday 25/01/2013
7pm
Society Lecture
'Caroline Herschel : first lady of astronomy'

Margaret Collins, SAS
Fulton House
Saturday 19/01/2013
6-30pm to 9-30pm
Star Party
Come and join Swansea Astronomical Society Observers viewing the wonders of the night sky through their telescopes. Information on telescopes/purchase also provided. Cafeteria refreshments available.
Cancelled due to snow
Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Sunday 13/01/2013
10am to 5pm
Astronomy Exhibition
Swansea Astronomical Society will be exhibiting at the National Museum of Wales. See our large, scale-model of the Solar System and exhibits of our work. Obtain advice on telescopes and take refreshment in the cafeteria.
National Museum of Wales, Cardiff
Friday 11/01/2013
7pm
Society Lecture
'The Higgs Boson'

Prof. Simon Hands, Swansea University
Fulton House
Saturday 05/01/2013
6:30 to 9:30 pm
Star Party
Star Party – Llanmadoc, North Gower In partnership with the St Madoc’s Centre, come and join Swansea Astronomical Society Observers viewing the wonders of the night sky through their telescopes at this lovely location in the northwest corner of Gower. Information on telescopes/purchase also provided. Astronomical talks given. Event will go ahead whatever the weather as you will be able to enjoy a wonderfully informative presentation and have a chance to have a look at and ask about the special telescopes used for star gazing. Why not make an evening of it and book yourself a supper of specially prepared local cawl served with bread and cheese. Please book directly with St Madoc’s on: 01792 386291. Light refreshments will also be available. This event is funded by Rural Development Plan, City and County of Swansea, and Countryside Council for Wales; and kindly supported by St. Madoc’s Centre.
St Madoc’s Centre, Llanmadoc, Gowe
Sunday 16/12/2012
10am to 5pm
SAS meets and greets the public
Members of the Swansea Astronomical Society will meet with members of the public to give advice on telescopes and talk about the SAS and astronomy in Swansea
Waterstones, Oxford Street, Swansea
Sunday 09/12/2012
2pm
Christmas Lecture, Saturday
“Setting sail for the stars”

Andrew Lound
Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Saturday 08/12/2012
6:30 to 9:30 pm
Star Party
In partnership with Rhossili Village Hall, come and join Swansea Astronomical Society Observers viewing the wonders of the night sky through their telescopes. Information on telescopes/purchase also provided. Astronomical talks given. Event will go ahead whatever the weather as you will be able to enjoy a wonderfully informative presentation and have a chance to have a look at and ask about the special telescopes used for star gazing. Light refreshments will be available for purchase on the night. This event is funded by the Rural Development Plan, City and County of Swansea, and Countryside Council for Wales; and kindly supported by Rhossili Village Hall.
Rhossili Village Hall, Middleton, Rhossili, Gower
Friday 07/12/2012
7pm
Society Lecture
“Astronomy without a Telescope may surprise You'

Martin Chick, Cardiff Astronomical Society
Fulton House
Tuesday 04/12/2012
8pm-9pm
Star Gazing Live Radio Show
Brian Stokes and Brian Spinks will discuss forthcoming astronomical events in the Night Sky and the Swansea area. Go to http://www.radiomumbles.com/ and listen to this internet radio station on your computer, smartphone or tablet computer.
Mumbles Radio
Tuesday 27/11/2012
8pm
Star Gazing Live Radio Show
New Internet Radio show with Swansea Astronomical Society
Radio Mumbles
Saturday 24/11/2012
6-30pm to 9-30pm
Star Party
Come and join Swansea Astronomical Society Observers viewing the wonders of the night sky through their telescopes. Information on telescopes/purchase also provided. Astronomical talks given and refreshment Cafeteria available
National Botanic Garden for Wales
Friday 23/11/2012
7pm
Society Lecture
"What is Dark Energy?"

Martin Griffiths, Glamorgan University
Fulton House
Friday 09/11/2012
7pm
Society Lecture
"Hale, The most important astronomer of the 20th Century?"

Dr Rhodri Evans, Cardiff University
Fulton House
Saturday 27/10/2012
6-30pm to 9-30pm
Star Party
Come and join Swansea Astronomical Observers viewing the wonders of the night sky through their telescopes. Information on telescopes/purchase also provided. Astronomical talks will be given.
Swansea Airport
Friday 26/10/2012
7pm
Society Lecture
'Ten Targets for Light-Polluted Astronomers'

Bob Mizon MBE FRAS
Fulton House
Saturday 13/10/2012
6:30 to 9:30 pm
Star Party
Come and join Swansea Astronomical Society Observers viewing the wonders of the night sky through their telescopes. Information on telescopes/purchase also provided. Astronomical talks given. Event will go ahead whatever the weather as you will be able to enjoy a wonderfully informative presentation and have a chance to have a look at and ask about the special telescopes used for star gazing. Why not make an evening of it and book yourself a supper of specially prepared local cawl served with bread and cheese. Please book directly with the café on: 01792 346494. The café will also be serving drinks and snacks. This event is funded by the Rural Development Plan, City and County of Swansea, and Countryside Council for Wales; and kindly supported by Mawr Development Trust and Dwr Cymru / Welsh Water.
Lower Lliw Reservoir Café, Felindre, North Swansea
Friday 12/10/2012
7pm
Society Lecture
'A year of the Swansea Astronomical Society'

Steve Wainwright, SAS
Fulton House
Monday 20/08/2012
12 - 3pm
Safe Summer Solargazing
Join Swansea Astronomical Society for SAFE SUMMER SOLAR GAZING through proper solar observing equipment.
Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Sunday 19/08/2012
12 - 3pm
Safe Summer Solar Gazing
Join Swansea Astronomical Society for SAFE SUMMER SOLAR GAZING, 18th.August between 12 and 3pm. There will also be a planetarium there from the 18th. through to the 24th. Aug. Also Brian Stokes, Swansea Astronomical Society Chairman will give a talk on Aug 18th entitled 'Why the Sun is a poor timekeeper'.
Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Monday 06/08/2012
11am - 5pm
Solar Observing Day
Swansea Astronomical Society will be at the Garden with their telescopes so that you can safely view the Sun. Come along and listen to the talks, demonstrations, and videos in the Theatre and Marquee. The Sun - Why is it hot? Why has it got Sun Spots? How will it end?
National Botanical Garden of Wales
Friday 25/05/2012
7pm
AGM
Annual General Meeting of the Swansea Astronomical Society
Fulton House
Friday 11/05/2012
7pm
Society Lecture
'Spaced out under city skies'

Nick Hart Cardiff Astronomical Society
Fulton House
Friday 27/04/2012
7pm
EGM
Extraordinary general meeting to discuss the observatory.
(Members only)
Fulton House
Friday 13/04/2012
7pm
Society Lecture
'Amateur Radio Astronomy'

Bob Greef
Fulton House
Friday 23/03/2012
7pm
Gerry Lacey Memorial Lecture
'Herschel's Lunatick Friends” Herschel's Links with the Lunar Society

Andy Lound
Fulton House
Saturday 17/03/2012
6.30pm - 9.30pm
Swansea Airport Open Evening (Star Party)
Open Evening with Telescopes We still run the show if it rains, with indoor attractions: Telescopes, Laptops, Presentations, Displays etc. All welcome. If fine, we will be outside observing the night sky.
Swansea Airport
Friday 09/03/2012
7pm
Society Lecture
'Of Broom stars, Small Moons and rings'

Paul Money (Astrospace)
Fulton House
Friday 24/02/2012
7pm
Society Lecture
'History of the Swansea Astronomical Society'.

Dave Tovey SAS
Fulton House
Saturday 18/02/2012
6.30pm - 9.30pm
National Botanical Garden Open Evening (Star Party)
Open Evening with Telescopes. We still run the show if it rains, with indoor attractions: Telescopes, Laptops, Presentations, Displays etc. All welcome. If fine, we will be outside observing the night sky.
National Botanical Garden of Wales
Friday 10/02/2012
7pm
Society Lecture
'Asteroids'

Dr Bob Owens of the National Museum for Wales
Fulton House
Sunday 05/02/2012
11am
Time Tides and Telescopes talk
Join Brian Spinks (Swansea Astronomical Society) as he talks about what causes tides and determines their times. To predict tide times, astronomers address three problems: * the establishment of accurate time keeping * the understanding of the moon's orbit * the effect of gravity on tides Solving these problems led to the accurate prediction of tide heights and times which are of vital importance to sailors, coast dwellers and millions of others around the globe.
Swansea Waterfront Museum
Saturday 28/01/2012
6.30pm - 9.30pm
Open Evening with Telescopes (Star Party)
Open Evening with Telescopes We still run the show if it rains, with indoor attractions: Telescopes, Laptops, Presentations, Displays etc. All welcome. If fine, we will be outside observing the night sky.
Craig-y-Nos Country Park
Friday 27/01/2012
7pm
Society Lecture
'20 years - a long time in cosmology and particle physics'

Dr Warren Perkins, Swansea University
Fulton House
Saturday 21/01/2012
6.30pm - 9.30pm
Waterfront Museum Open Evening (Star Party)
Join the Swansea Astronomical Society for a special winter stargazing evening when the skies are at their darkest. The team will guide you through how to use a telescope and end with a short talk. No experience is necessary and refreshments are available.
Swansea Waterfront Museum
Friday 13/01/2012
7pm
Society Lecture
"Graphene - Relativity in a Pencil Stroke"

Prof Simon Hands, Swansea University
Fulton House
Saturday 17/12/2011
6.30pm - 9.30pm
Bridgend Open Evening (Star Party)
CANCELLED Open Evening with Telescopes. We still run the show if it rains, with indoor attractions: Telescopes, Laptops, Presentations, Displays etc. All welcome. If fine, we will be outside observing the night sky.
Bridgend Parc Slip Nature Reserve
Sunday 11/12/2011
11 am
Christmas Lecture
“A Starry Night to Remember” The Astronomy of the sinking of the Titanic.

Andy Lound
The Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Friday 09/12/2011
7pm
Society Lecture
“The Antikythera Mechanism” An ancient Greek Computer.

Prof.Mike Edmunds: Cardiff University
The Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Friday 25/11/2011
7pm
Society Lecture
'Astronomical Art'

Chris Williams, Welsh artist
Fulton House, Swansea University
Saturday 19/11/2011
6.30pm - 9.30pm
National Botanical Garden Open Evening (Star Party)
Open Evening with Telescopes. We still run the show if it rains, with indoor attractions: Telescopes, Laptops, Presentations, Displays etc. All welcome. If fine, we will be outside observing the night sky.
National Botanical Garden of Wales
Friday 11/11/2011
7pm
Society Lecture
'The Yerkes Observatory'

Dr Rhodri Evans: Cardiff University
Fulton House, Swansea University
Friday 28/10/2011
7pm
Society Lecture
'How to discover your own Planetary Nebula'

Dr Rhys Morris: Bristol University
Fulton House, Swansea University
Saturday 22/10/2011
7pm - 9pm
Swansea Airport Open Evening (Star Party)
Open Evening with Telescopes We still run the show if it rains, with indoor attractions: Telescopes, Laptops, Presentations, Displays etc. All welcome. If fine, we will be outside observing the night sky.
Swansea Airport
Friday 14/10/2011
7pm
Society Meeting
"A Year of Observing"

Dr. Steve Wainwright SAS
Fulton House, Swansea University
Monday 15/08/2011
Sun Day - All about the Sun
Swansea Astronomical Society will be at the Garden with their Solar Telescopes. Presentations in the Theatre and if the weather is fine, see sun-spots, solar prominences. Learn all about our nearest Star!
National Botanical Garden of Wales
Friday 27/05/2011
7pm
AGM
Fulton House, Swansea University
Friday 13/05/2011
7pm
Gerry Lacey Memorial Lecture
'Uranus, Herschel's planet: the history and discovery of Uranus'
Fulton House, Swansea University
Friday 29/04/2011
7pm
Everyman's Astrophotography
Steve Wainwright, SAS
Fulton House, Swansea University
Friday 15/04/2011
7pm
Neutron stars, micro-quasars and jets
Frazer Lewis, Cardiff University research student
Fulton House, Swansea University
Friday 08/04/2011
7pm
Extraordinary General Meeting
Extraordinary General Meeting - Members only.
Fulton House, Swansea University
Friday 25/03/2011
7pm
A different view of galaxies: Latest Results from the Hershel-ATLAS survey
Dr Haley Gomez Cardiff University

CHANGE: Dr Dipak Munshi will give a talk entitled 'Cosmology at a Crossroad'
Fulton House, Swansea University
Saturday 12/03/2011
6.30pm to 9pm
Open Evening with Telescopes
We still run the show if it rains, with indoor attractions, Re:- Telescopes, Laptops, Presentations, Displays etc. All welcome.
Swansea Airport
Friday 11/03/2011
7pm
Shuttle – Requiem for the Dream
Nick Lewis, SAS
Fulton House, Swansea University
Friday 25/02/2011
7pm
Binocular Astronomy
Dave Powell CAS
Fulton House, Swansea University
Saturday 12/02/2011
6.30pm to 9pm
Open Evening with Telescopes
We still run the show if it rains, with indoor attractions, Re:- Telescopes, Laptops, Presentations, Displays etc. All welcome. Entry is £3 with under-16s free. For more details, see here: http://www.gardenofwales.org.uk/news/keep-watching-the-skies/
National Botanic Gardens, Llanarthne
Friday 11/02/2011
7pm
The Griffon Educational Observatory
Martin Griffiths, University of Glamorgan
Fulton House, Swansea University
Saturday 29/01/2011
6.30pm-9pm
Open Evening with Telescopes
Bridgend/Port Talbot/Swansea Joint Star Party

Directions:
We have received the following directions:

"Parc Slip Nature Reserve, Aberkenfig which is not far from Junction 36 of the M4 motorway: At the end of the sliproad turn left towards Aberkenfig. Go straight though the next roundabout (signposted Aberkenfig/Pyle) and you will find yourself out in the countryside. After a mile or so you will see the Fountain Inn Restaurant on the left and, exactly opposite, a railway crossing which you must drive over (ie you turn right opposite the Fountain Inn). By this time you will have noticed brown signs with a picture of a duck. They are directions to the Nature reserve. After half a mile or so, up the narrow road, you will see the Nature reserve on the left hand side. There is ample car parking space. The post code is CF320EH but if you set it too early it will probably send you up the backroads from Pyle which are a real labyrinth in that area. At least that's what mine does! Stay on the M4 and it's very easy. That postcode covers a large area so don't expect the SatNav to pinpoint the actual building. The brown duck signs are better!"
Parc Slip Nature Reserve
Friday 28/01/2011
7pm
Some aspects of Particle Physics
Carlos Nunez, Swansea University
Fulton House, Swansea University
Saturday 15/01/2011
6.30pm to 9.30pm - drop in
Open Evening with Telescopes
We still run the show if it rains, with indoor attractions, Re:- Telescopes, Laptops, Presentations, Displays etc. All welcome, young and old! In association with BBC Stargazing Live.

(Note: a cafe is available at Swansea Airport to purchase hot drinks and various food items)
Swansea Airport
Friday 14/01/2011
7pm
Just a handful of stars
Nick Hart CAS
Fulton House, Swansea University
Saturday 18/12/2010
CANCELLED
Bridgend/Port Talbot/Swansea Joint Star Party
Parc Slip Nature Reserve
Monday 13/12/2010
2.30pm
Christmas Lecture
Sir Isaac Remembers …. (a one man play) Prof Mike Edmunds Cardiff University
Swansea Waterfront Museum
Monday 13/12/2010
2.30pm
Christmas Lecture
Sir Isaac Remembers …. (a one man play) Prof Mike Edmunds Cardiff University
Swansea Waterfront Museum
Friday 10/12/2010
7pm
What Earth Type are you?
Brian Stokes, SAS
Fulton House, Swansea University
Friday 26/11/2010
7pm
The Herschel Space Telescope
Prof Derek Ward-Thompson Cardiff University
Fulton House, Swansea University
Saturday 20/11/2010
6.30pm to 9pm
Open Evening with Telescopes
We still run the show if it rains, with indoor attractions, Re:- Telescopes, Laptops, Presentations, Displays etc. All welcome.
National Botanic Garden, Llanarthne
Friday 12/11/2010
7pm
SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory For Infra-Red Astronomy)
Dr. Rhodri Evans Cardiff University
Fulton House, Swansea University
Friday 29/10/2010
7pm
The Messier Marathon
Graham Carter CAS
Fulton House, Swansea University
Saturday 16/10/2010
7pm to 9.30pm
Open Evening with Telescopes
We still run the show if it rains, with indoor attractions, Re:- Telescopes, Laptops, Presentations, Displays etc. All welcome.
Swansea Airport
Friday 15/10/2010
7pm
Society Meeting
Open meeting and update on Fairwood and FOG (Fairwood Observing Group) with Steve Wainwright and Derek Francis SAS
Fulton House, Swansea University
Sunday 26/09/2010
8pm
Star Gazing Live Radio Show
New Internet radio show with Swansea Astronomical Society.
Radio Mumbles
Thursday 17/06/2010
7pm
Members Buffet Supper
End of year social event! Derek is taking names and collecting £5 per person with the rest of the costs met from the Social fund. Members will also be able to sign up at the AGM next week (23rd May)
Gower Golf Club
Thursday 27/05/2010
7pm
AGM
With members' talks
Swansea University, Fulton House, Lecture Room 2
Thursday 13/05/2010
7pm
Gerry Lacey Memorial Lecture
Neptune, a calculated guess
by Mr Andy Lound
Swansea University, Fulton House
Saturday 24/04/2010
11am
Historial Association: “Mapping Renaissance Astronomy: People, Places and Problems”
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Thursday 22/04/2010
7pm
What's going on at CERN - update
Prof Simon Hands
Swansea University, Fulton House
Thursday 08/04/2010
7pm
Meteors (Astronomy or Geology)
Jon Laver BAS
Swansea University, Fulton House
Friday 26/03/2010
6pm-9pm
Public Open Evening
Cancelled due to bad weather
National Botanical Gardens of Wales
Friday 26/03/2010
6pm-9pm
Open Evening
Cancelled due to bad weather
National Botanical Gardens of Wales
Thursday 25/03/2010
7pm
The History of the Universe, Seeing into the Past
Matt Griffin, Cardiff Astronomical Society
Swansea University, Fulton House
Thursday 11/03/2010
7pm
In Search of the Northern Lights
Dave Tovey
Swansea University, Fulton House
Thursday 25/02/2010
7pm
Camera or Eyepiece? ; Observing or Imaging?
Steve Wainwright
Swansea University, Fulton House
Thursday 11/02/2010
7pm
Cassini-Huygens - the men and the mission
Dr. John L Birks SAS
Swansea University, Fulton House
Sunday 31/01/2010
11am - 2pm
Open House 11am to 2pm
Members Open House, for members to take any remaining equipment they wish.
Marina Towers
Friday 22/01/2010
6pm - 9pm
Star Party
Star Party at the National Botanical Gardens of Wales. Exhibition/talk and telescopes outside to view stars (weather permitting) Free entry to the gardens tonight (and all of January)

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National Botanical Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
Wednesday 11/11/2009
SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory For Infra-Red Astronomy)
Dr. Rhodri Evans Cardiff University
Fulton House, Swansea University
Wednesday 04/11/2009
7pm - 9pm for 6 weeks
Basic Practical Astronomy Course
A Practical Introduction to Astronomy, observing and use of telescopes. Telephone 01792 295786 (DACE) to book this course. Every Wednesday for six weeks. Cost: £22.50 (£15 concessions)
Keir Hardie Building Room 021, Swansea University
Friday 30/10/2009
5.30pm - 9pm
Star Party
Come along and view the stars through our telescope (weather permitting) Wear something warm! Final Star Party at the Marina Towers, we will stay open until 11pm if required. All welcome :)
Marina Towers Observatory
Wednesday 28/10/2009
7pm
Telescopes and Exhibition
Come along and view the stars through our portable telescopes (weather permitting) Please wear something warm!
Aberdare Country Park
Monday 11/05/2009
7pm
Society Lecture
Title to be arranged

Nick Hart Cardiff Astronomical Society
Fulton House
Wednesday 29/04/2009
7pm
The Sun, the capricious star upon which we depend
Steve Wainwright, SAS
Fulton House, Swansea University
Wednesday 15/04/2009
7pm
Neutron stars, micro-quasars and jets
Frazer Lewis, Cardiff University research student
Fulton House, Swansea University
Thursday 01/01/1970
7pm
Society Lecture
'Wherefore Art Thou?'

Brian Stokes, SAS
Fulton House
Thursday 01/01/1970
7pm
Society Lecture
'John Goodricke, The astronomer who could neither hear nor speak – My Hero'

Dave Powell MBE, Cardiff Astronomical Society
Fulton House
Thursday 01/01/1970
7pm
Society Lecture
'Jim's search for the truth'

Jim Collins, SAS
Fulton House
Thursday 01/01/1970
6 pm to 9pm
Star Party
Come and view the night sky through telescopes with the Swansea Astronomical Society. There will also be an astronomical talk and a small astronomical exhibition
National Botanic Garden of Wales
Thursday 01/01/1970
20:30 until late
Observing and imaging runs of Saturn, Jupiter and dark sky objects
The forecast currently looks good for tonight (Monday 6th September), so we will be opening up the Observatory at Fairwood for a member's viewing evening and night from 8:30 pm. Please note that this takes the place of Tuesday 7th September which is now cancelled due to the weather. The moon is new, so this should be a good opportunity for some dark sky observing following some planetary observing of Saturn and Jupiter early on. Please dress accordingly with some warm clothing available and bring a flask or a hot drink. As the weather can change please check your email before heading out in case this event has to be cancelled. This event is going ahead TONIGHT Monday 6th September 2021
Fairwood Observatory
Thursday 01/01/1970
19:00
Member’s observing and imaging
Members are invited to attend Fairwood from 7 pm for some observing and imaging. The moon will be full however (rising at 8pm) so this will wash out many targets, but the moon of course will be a prime target. Conditions are set to be mild but there will be quite a wind but dress appropriately and a hot drink is advisable.
Fairwood
Thursday 01/01/1970
19:00 until late
Fairwood Observing and imaging
Members are welcome to attend Fairwood for some observing and imaging from 7pm. Conditions look to be set fair, but will be in single figures, so warm clothing and a hot drink are advisable.
Fairwood Observatory
Thursday 01/01/1970
20:30 until late
Members Observing and imaging
Members are invited to attend the Brian Stokes Cygnus Observatory for some views of Mercury, the first quarter moon, Saturn, Jupiter and more. Conditions seem to be set fair with mild conditions, but a weather go/no-go call will be made on WhatsApp by 4pm, so please check before travelling.
Fairwood Observatory
Thursday 01/01/1970
19:15
Observing the Lunar 100
Jonathan Gale (Swansea Astronomical Society) will give a talk on 'Observing the Lunar 100'
IQ Building Room 001 + Zoom