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Welcome to the website of the Gwynedd Astronomical Society. Meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of every month at the University Botanical Garden at Treborth at 7.30pm. There are parking spaces there. Turn left just before the Menai Bridge.
Croeso i wefan Cymdeithas Seryddol Gwynedd. Cynhelir cyfarfodydd ar Nos Iau gyntaf pob mis yn adeilad Gardd Fotanegol y Brifysgol, Treborth am 7.30. Mae llefydd parcio ar gael yno. Trowch i'r chwith ar y troad i fynd ar y Bont Fenai.

Our Last Meeting

Clive Morris was our speaker.   He spoke about the history of observing Jupiter.   Many well known astronomers were included in the history of observing this planet.   The final name in the list was Patrick Moore.   Clive wrote to him when he was 13 years old and Patrick replied.   Sadly, at a very busy point in his life, Clive lost the letter from Patrick.   He still regrets not taking more care of it.

Fancy joining us?

If you have an interest in astronomy, be it as an armchair enthusiast or an outdoor type, keen to see whatever is in the night sky, you would be very welcome.   The night sky is a fascinating subject, one to share with friends.   The universe is growing all the time.   Exoplanets are being discovered.   Black holes continue to fascinate us.   The International Space Station continues with its amazing work.   We now seem able to defend planet earth from possible rogue asteroids.   Hubble Space Telescope has produced fantastic pictures of what lies in deep space.   The James Webb Space Telescope has started to enthuse us with some wonderful pictures.  Plans are afoot to establish a base on the Moon ready to visit Mars.

All this is exciting, so why not share the excitement with us as we continue our fascination with the night sky?   Snowdonia is a designated dark sky area, as is most of our region.   We have many benefits over and above the observers who have to endure light pollution in the cities and conurbations.

 

                               Call Keith Alexander on 07958 497210 for more information.

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