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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.

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.

In April, the meeting is usually subsumed into the annual week-long RAS National Astronomy Meeting (NAM). 2013 and 2014 are exceptions, as NAM has been moved to July for both those years.

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. 




National Astronomy Meeting 2015
Date: 5 Jul 2015
Time: 00:00

The National Astronomy Meeting 2015 will be held in Venue Cmyru, Llandudno, North Wales on the 5th to 9th July 2015 . Please hold the dates in your diary, www.venuecymru.co.uk

The opening reception will be held on the Sunday evening and the scientific programme will run from Monday to Thursday.

 

See the NAM 2015 website at http://nam2015.org for details of the scientific programme, registration and accomodation options.




UK Space Conference 2015
Date: 14 Jul 2015
Time: 07:30

UK SPACE CONFERENCE 2015:
Space-enabled Futures

 

Held every two years, the UK Space Conference is the unmissable gathering for the entire UK space community; bringing together the space industry, users of space-based services, entrepreneurs, academia and government.

 

SPACE-ENABLED FUTURES is the theme for this flagship conference in 2015, which will focus on the impact satellite services and innovation, research and exploration in space is having on the wider economy, society and education.

 

A content rich programme has been shaped offering important insights for businesses. This is reinforced by dedicated sessions for research, technology, space environments and biomedicine, promoting cutting-edge innovations and capabilities. In addition, an outreach programme and the ESERO-UK teacher conference will also take place.

 

The format is designed to enable the space industry, researchers, entrepreneurs, satellite service users and government to come together to discuss Space-enabled Futures; and there are enhanced opportunities for networking and discussion.

 

The aim of the UK Space Conference 2015 is to be inclusive and forward looking:

To bring together people and groups from all parts of the space community.To exchange visions and ideas for using space, its technology and satellite enabled-services to shape our future.To discuss how new knowledge and space-based capabilities can drive social and economic progress into the 2030s and beyond.

 

Five plenary and 23 parallel sessions will provide opportunities:

For informative presentations, workshops and debate.Spanning topics ranging from the challenges of working in space to securing the take-up of satellite services in global markets.

 

Full programme available here: http://www.ukspace2015.co.uk/programme


Website: http://www.ukspace2015.co.uk/programme




UK Space Conference 2015
Date: 15 Jul 2015
Time: 08:00

UK SPACE CONFERENCE 2015:
Space-enabled Futures

 

Held every two years, the UK Space Conference is the unmissable gathering for the entire UK space community; bringing together the space industry, users of space-based services, entrepreneurs, academia and government.

 

SPACE-ENABLED FUTURES is the theme for this flagship conference in 2015, which will focus on the impact satellite services and innovation, research and exploration in space is having on the wider economy, society and education.

 

A content rich programme has been shaped offering important insights for businesses. This is reinforced by dedicated sessions for research, technology, space environments and biomedicine, promoting cutting-edge innovations and capabilities. In addition, an outreach programme and the ESERO-UK teacher conference will also take place.

 

The format is designed to enable the space industry, researchers, entrepreneurs, satellite service users and government to come together to discuss Space-enabled Futures; and there are enhanced opportunities for networking and discussion.

 

The aim of the UK Space Conference 2015 is to be inclusive and forward looking:

To bring together people and groups from all parts of the space community.To exchange visions and ideas for using space, its technology and satellite enabled-services to shape our future.To discuss how new knowledge and space-based capabilities can drive social and economic progress into the 2030s and beyond.

 

Five plenary and 23 parallel sessions will provide opportunities:

For informative presentations, workshops and debate.Spanning topics ranging from the challenges of working in space to securing the take-up of satellite services in global markets.

 

Full programme available here: http://www.ukspace2015.co.uk/programme




 

 


 

  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

  2. membership fees for those joining on the day.

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

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

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

  9. Detailed notes for organizers are available for reference.