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The RAS holds regular monthly meetings from October to May covering all aspects of astronomy and solid-earth geophysics, planetary sciences and solar-terrestrial physics. Usually, a pair of Specialist Discussion meetings for Fellows are followed by a more general Astronomy & Geophysics ('Ordinary') meeting, open to the public, of which a number of the talks are available here Ordinary Meeting Videos.

These regular meetings are held on the second Friday of the month, normally in the RAS and Geological Society lecture theatres (both at Burlington House, London). A map to these locations can be found here, and webcasts/podcasts of a number of meetings are available.

E-bulletins summarising imminent meetings can be subscribed to freely.

Specialist Discussion Meetings cover all branches of astrophysics and solid-earth geophysics (including, but not limited to, cosmology, astrobiology, astrochemistry, astroparticle physics, computational astrophysics; geophysical fluid dynamics, planetary sciences, solar-terrestrial physics). If you would like to give a talk at a Specialist Discussion Meeting, please contact the Meeting Organizer.

'Astronomy & Geophysics' (A&G) meetings, also called Ordinary Meetings, have more diverse programmes of talks, at a level accessible to a general audience of scientists (and advanced amateurs).  If you would like to give a talk at an A&G Meeting, please contact the Senior Secretary.

N.B.: A&G Meetings are open to all, with free admission. Registration charges are levied for the February BGA meeting,  and for non-Fellows attending any RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting. 




AstroReach Meet
Date: 22 Jun 2016
Time: 10:00

The RAS will be holding an AstroReach Meet, where anyone involved in any form of outreach in Astronomy or Geophysics, whether it is for schools or the public, whether you do it professionally or as an occasional volunteer, is welcomed to the RAS for a day of networking and training. The day will include a talk from the National Autistic Society in making your workshops autism friendly, a teacher's panel, regional coffee meetings, showcases of some of the most innovative projects in the UK and the launch of the Annie Maunder Outreach Medal, along with an optional social in the evening.

 

The event is completely free. To register please follow this link.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/astroreach-meet-tickets-24680876165

 

Clare McLoughlin
Education, Outreach and Diversity Officer
Royal Astronomical Society
Tel: 02072923962
@RAS_Outreach




Flux emergence and its consequences in the solar atmosphere
Date: 14 Oct 2016
Time: 10:00

A RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting organisd by *David MacTaggart (Glasgow)
Chris Prior (Durham); Karen Meyer (Abertay)

Contact*david.mactaggart@glasgow.ac.uk




Industrial revolution in galactic astronomy
Date: 14 Oct 2016
Time: 10:30

A RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting organised by *Maurizio Salaris (Liverpool)
Andrea Miglio (Birmigham)

*Contact: Maurizio Salaris M.Salaris@ljmu.ac.uk




Crustal Differentiation on Mars: A new View of the Red Planet Forty Years after Viking
Date: 11 Nov 2016
Time: 10:30

A RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting, organsed by *John Bridges (Leicester)
Susanne Schwenzer (Open University)

*Contact: j.bridges@le.ac.uk




Fine-Tuning on the Cosmological and the Quantum Scales
Date: 11 Nov 2016
Time: 10:30

A RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting organised by Roger Davies; Joseph Silk; *Khalil Chamcham; Davis Sloan; Rafael Batista; Leanne O'Donnell

*Contact: khalil.chamcham@physics.ox.ac.uk




Frozen Worlds and Landscapes of our Solar System
Date: 9 Dec 2016
Time: 10:30

A RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting organised by *Kathryn Harriss and Mark Burchell (Kent)

*Contact: k.harriss@kent.ac.uk




Radio Galaxies in the Local Universe
Date: 9 Dec 2016
Time: 10:30

A RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting organised by *Ian Browne (Manchester)
Maria Marcha (UCL); Clive Tadhunter (Sheffield)

*Contact: ian.browne@manchester.ac.uk




Multi-scale dynamic auroral processes
Date: 13 Jan 2017
Time: 10:30

A RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting organised by *Colin Forsyth and Nadine Kalmoni (UCL-MSSL); Hanna Dahlgren (Southampton/KTH); Clare Watt (Reading)

*Contact: colin.forsyth@ucl.ac.uk




The ultra-low surface brightness universe.
Date: 13 Jan 2017
Time: 10:30

A RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting organised by *David Valls-Gabaud (Cambridge); Jonathan.Davies (Cardiff)

*Contact: david.valls-gabaud@obspm.fr




Timing and Spectroscopy in the New Era of X-ray Astronomy
Date: 10 Feb 2017
Time: 10:30

A RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting organised by *Poshak Gandhi (Southampton);
Nathalie Degenaar (Cambridge); Chris Done (Durham); Mike Watson (Leicester)

*Contact: p.gandhi@soton.ac.uk




Understanding the Space environment before the space age
Date: 10 Feb 2017
Time: 10:30

A RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting organised by *Luke Barnard, Chris Scott and Mat Owens (Reading)

*Contact: l.a.barnard@reading.ac.uk




High-latitude magnetospheres: Earth, Jupiter, and Saturn
Date: 10 Mar 2017
Time: 10:30

A RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting organised by *Licia Ray (UCL-MSSL); Jonathan Nichols (Leicester); Sarah Badman (Lancaster)

*Contact: licia.ray@ucl.ac.uk




The Golden Age of Extra-Galactic Optical Transient Surveys
Date: 10 Mar 2017
Time: 10:30

A RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting organised by Dr Mike Childress (Southampton);
Dr Kate Maguire (Belfast); Prof Bob Nichol (Portsmouth); *Prof Mark Sullivan (Southampton)

*Contact: M.Sullivan@soton.ac.uk




Science with cubesats
Date: 7 Apr 2017
Time: 10:30

A RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting organised by *Helen Walker (STFC/RAL); Andrew Holland (Open); Ross Burgon (Open)

*Contact: helen.walker@stfc.ac.uk

Please note not usual second Friday of the month date due to Good Friday falling on then.

 




Synergies between intensity mapping and optical galaxy surveys
Date: 7 Apr 2017
Time: 10:30

A RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting organised by *Robert Crittenden (Portsmouth);
Alkistis Pourtsidou (Portsmouth); Clive Dickinson (Manchester)

*Contact: robert.crittenden@port.ac.uk

Please not not usual 2nd Friday of month date due to Good Friday falling then.

 

 

 




The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope
Date: 12 May 2017
Time: 10:30

A RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting organised by *Sarah Bridle (Manchester); Bob Mann (Edinburgh)

*Contact: sarah@sarahbridle.net




UK-SEDI: The frontiers of deep Earth research
Date: 12 May 2017
Time: 10:30

A RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting organised by Andy Nowacki (Leeds)

Contact: A.Nowacki@leeds.ac.uk




 

 


 

    1. FEES: Admission to the Society's Monthly A&G (Ordinary) Meetings is open to all, at no charge. Admission to the Specialist Discussion Meetings is normally free to RAS members and £15 to non-members (£5 to students), collected on the door, while  GSL members may normally attend "G" meetings at no charge. Note that special rates apply for the February BGA meeting. RAS and GSL members should bring their membership cards, and students their student cards, as identification

 

    1. membership fees for those joining on the day.

 

    1. Coffee/registration for Specialist Discussion Meetings will commence a half-hour before the formal start time.

 

    1. Tea will be served before A&G meetings (15:30, at Geological Society Lecture Theatre, Burlington House) A drinks reception will follow A&G meetings, in the Burlington House apartments of Royal Astronomical Society.

 

    1. Copies of the detailed programme will be circulated, to those who have asked for them, approximately two weeks in advance of each meeting. Any member who does not already receive these details but wishes to do so should notify the Executive Secretary.

 

    1. Those wishing to make a contribution at a Specialist Discussion Meeting should contact the appropriate organizers.

 

    1. Contributions/Speakers for Monthly A&G (Ordinary) Meetings are most welcome, and should contact the Secretary or Executive Secretary.

 

    1. The Society welcomes suggestions for venues and topics for half- or one-day regional meetings; contact the Secretary or Executive Secretary.

 

  1. Detailed notes for organizers are available for reference.