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
At our meeting held on 1st February our members shared a number of talks. Firstly we were shown a fascinating telescope/camera, Seesky 50. At a fraction of the cost of the equipment needed for standard astrophotography the device was able to locate and photo different areas of the night sky. It even talked to the user! The results were very impressive. Gareth Williams gave a short talk on black body radiation showing differences between stars. This certainly livened the meeting for one member who had been working on the subject as part of a degree course in Astronomy! Clive Morris gave a short talk about his daughter's work at Imperial College as a physicist. Matthew Meade spoke about the early universe and highlighted a number of items that challenge our current model. It was an enjoyable session.
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.