RAS 200: Sky & Earth
In 2020 the Royal Astronomical Society will be 200 years old.
To celebrate our bicentennial, the Society is establishing an Outreach and Engagement Fund of £1,000,000 to support astronomy and geophysics projects that create a real buzz about science – understanding, discussion and dialogue – in diverse sections of the community.
If you're involved with a local or national organisation that might be able to help, we'd like to hear from you, particularly if you can add to the RAS fund, so that we can make a greater and more lasting impact.
We anticipate that the RAS fund itself will support up to 20 projects with sums between £50,000 and £100,000. The grants will be released in two calls – the first in 2015, the second in 2016, to initiate projects that run up to and beyond the RAS bicentenary.
We want our RAS 200: Sky & Earth projects to:
If you're interested in working with us, we will be running a Stakeholder Meeting on 16th July 2014, where you will be able to find out more about the project, followed by a series of regional 'speed-dating' events across the UK in the autumn of 2014, where proposers will be able to come together and develop their ideas.