Usk astronomical society is an organisation dedicated to encouraging and educating its members and the general public in the beauty that is our galactic home.
"Dear Member, owing to the developing situation with regard to the COVID-19 (Corona) virus and the well-being of members it has been decided to suspend physical meetings of the Usk Astronomical Society for the time being.
The Committee will keep matters under review so that we can resume meetings as soon as it is safe to do so.
You will be informed of any changes to this situation through this email address and you can also visit here on the Society's website at http://www.uskastronomicalsociety.org.uk/.
In the meantime we have decided to meet via Zoom. We will post details of meetings below.
Please take care and stay healthy.
Please be informed there will be a General Meeting of the Usk Astronomical Society on the 3rd December 2020.
This will be as described in the Annual General Meeting held on the 12th November, the purpose of the meeting being to formally move to the new constitution and elect some Trustees for the coming year.
Please do attend as it is imperative we have sufficient members present to carry out the business.
The meeting will therefore be quite brief. If anyone is interested in being a Trustee please let me know in advance of the meeting.
Light pollution is the scourge of amateur astronomers and lovers of a beautiful starry sky alike.
Now you can take part in a global survey where no experience or special equipment is required.
Simply click on the link below to find out more details about the survey and how you can get involved and the link below that to get to the online app to help you easily classify your local sky.
Globe at night instructions
Globe at Night Webapp
The app is able to determine your location, you simply click on the picture that most closely resembles your sky condition and that is it – you have made an observation (weather permitting of course!).
This is the intriguing topic of a lecture by Professor David Tong from the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University.