About Us

The Society

Usk Astronomical Society originated in September 1974 and has met in Usk 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. We have an extensive library of astronomical books and videos which can be borrowed by members. Visits are organised to places of astronomical interest.

The Usk Astronomical Society are supporters of the on going work to promote and educate all in the value of our night skies.


We whole heartedly support the work of the Brecon Beacons National Park in maintaining and promoting its Dark Sky reserve staus.


Brecon Beacons National Park    Dark Sky Reserve Promotional Video