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DateEventVenue
Sunday 26/11/2017
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
Friday 24/11/2017
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
Friday 10/11/2017
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
Saturday 28/10/2017
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
Friday 27/10/2017
7pm
Society lecture
Jon Laver FRAS of Bridgend Astronomical Society will give a talk on Meteors
Fulton House, University of Swansea
Friday 13/10/2017
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
Sunday 13/08/2017
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
Friday 26/05/2017
7pm
AGM
Fulton House Room West
Friday 12/05/2017
7pm
Gerry Lacey Memorial Lecture
Andrew Lound will give a lecture entitled 'Mercury A Relative Planet'
Fulton House Lecture Room 2
Saturday 29/04/2017
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Friday 28/04/2017
7pm
Society Lecture
Brian Spinks of the Swansea Astronomical Society will give a talk entitled 'Binoculars'
Fulton House Lecture Room 2
Friday 14/04/2017
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
Friday 24/03/2017
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
Friday 03/03/2017
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
Monday 02/01/2017
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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
Friday 11/12/2015
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
Friday 13/11/2015
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
Friday 23/10/2015
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
Friday 29/05/2015
7pm
AGM
Annual General Meeting
Fulton House
Friday 15/05/2015
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
Friday 24/04/2015
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
Friday 10/04/2015
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
Saturday 28/03/2015
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
Friday 27/03/2015
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
Friday 13/03/2015
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
Saturday 28/02/2015
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
Friday 27/02/2015
7pm
Society Lecture: Solar Eclipses
Margaret Collins (SAS) will give a lecture entitled "Solar Eclipses past, present and future".
Fulton House
Friday 13/02/2015
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
Friday 23/01/2015
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
Friday 09/01/2015
7pm
Society lecture - Sunspots and Weather
Brian Spinks (SAS) will give a lecture entitled "Sunspots and Weather"
Fulton House
Sunday 14/12/2014
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
Friday 12/12/2014
7pm
Society Lecture - Star of Bethlehem
Dr S.J. Wainwright will give a lecture on "The Astronomy of the Star of Bethlehem".
Fulton House
Saturday 29/11/2014
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
Friday 28/11/2014
7pm
Astronomy Quiz night
Alison and Phil John will present an Astronomical Quiz.
Fulton House
Friday 14/11/2014
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
Saturday 01/11/2014
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
Friday 24/10/2014
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
Sunday 25/05/2014
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
Saturday 25/01/2014
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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
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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
Monday 27/09/2010
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
Friday 28/05/2010
7pm
AGM
With members' talks
Swansea University, Fulton House, Lecture Room 2
Friday 14/05/2010
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
Friday 23/04/2010
7pm
What's going on at CERN - update
Prof Simon Hands
Swansea University, Fulton House
Friday 09/04/2010
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
Friday 26/03/2010
7pm
The History of the Universe, Seeing into the Past
Matt Griffin, Cardiff Astronomical Society
Swansea University, Fulton House
Friday 12/03/2010
7pm
In Search of the Northern Lights
Dave Tovey
Swansea University, Fulton House
Friday 26/02/2010
7pm
Camera or Eyepiece? ; Observing or Imaging?
Steve Wainwright
Swansea University, Fulton House
Friday 12/02/2010
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
Saturday 31/10/2009
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