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Patrick Moore Medal

The Patrick Moore Medal, new for 2011, will recognise outstanding teachers of astronomy or geophysics. More


RAS kitemarked educational resources

The RAS maintains a searchable database of resources for teaching astronomy, geophysics and planetary science. It is designed to help teachers, both secondary and primary, identify useful, free resources to support their teaching of astronomical and geophysical topics. More

Information for everyone

General information on astronomy and geophysics, especially in the UK, including fact sheets, how to contact an astronomer, and UK observatories. More

Information for media & researchers

Contacts for media enquiries and information for researchers. More

Information for schools & teachers

For pupils there are lists of undergraduate courses and general fact sheets. For teachers there are links to resources and a list of astronomers and geophysicists who will give talks. More

Information for university students

Advice on undergraduate study, becoming a professional astronomer, postgraduate opportunities, salaries, and part-time and distance-learning astronomy courses. More


Details of prizes available for PhD theses. More