Heads of the Valleys Astronomical Society

The Heads of the Valleys Astronomical Society (HOVAS), is a friendly society with a welcoming atmosphere operating in the Blaenau Gwent Area for anyone who is interested in studying the Moon, Plantes, Stars or any aspect of space or astronomy.

We meet Monthly and have a good selection of visiting and resident speakers, with additional observational workshops as required.

The society is well equiped with an excellent Library of books, videos and various telescopes and imaging equipment for the use of by members.

We hope this website will encourage prospective new members, who are always welcome to come along and try us out.

If you aren't in our area, maybe one of our sister societies would be more suitable. Their site are below.

Upcoming Meetings


10th - Choosing Binoculars for Astronomy - Andrew Lohfink
24th - Moons of the Solar System - Dave Thomas (HOVAS)


14th - Cosmology - Ray Cassar (TBC)
28th - Open Forum Discussion

Usk Astronomical Society

The Usk Astronomical Society was formed in 1974 and has met every week during term time since then. It has many telescopes and other astronomical equipment for use by members. We also use the equipment, including our planetarium, in talks which members give to schools and other organisations.

Abergaveny Astronomy Society

The society holds monthly meetings with guest speakers. Talks have included Impacts from Comets and Asteroids, Stellar Types, Lunar Observing, Radio Astronomy, Multiverse or Universe?, The Celtic Sky, History of Astronomy, Saturn and Her Moons, String Theory, The Herschel and Planck missions, Mars, Joseph Harris (18th c astronomer), X Ray Binaries and Early Modern Comets.