The benefits of membership
If you are a professional astronomer, geophysicist, or similar; a student studying these disciplines; or simply someone with a serious interest in them, we urge you to apply for Fellowship of the Royal Astronomical Society and enjoy the following benefits.
Representing astronomy and geophysics
The RAS is a key voice in the fight to maintain access to world-class facilities and funding to support research in astronomy and geophysics. As the UK's national learned society for astronomy and geophysics, the RAS needs the support of the entire community to maintain its leadership role in lobbying government and funding agencies at all levels. We also represent the views of our members to international bodies, such as the EU and European Space Agency. Your support and input are needed! Becoming a Fellow of the RAS is an excellent way to ensure that your opinions are heard by policy makers.
Fellows have the right to apply for competitive research and travel grants. Grants can be used to support outreach projects, conference attendance, undergraduate summer students and many other activities. In addition, the ability to demonstrate a successful grant-winning track record is a desirable attribute to prospective employers.
its facilities – a 100-seat lecture theatre and the 25-seat Council Room – for workshops and meetings. This service is free of charge to Fellows, provided that the event is related to the aims of the society. See more information on room hire.Organising workshops can be an invaluable opportunity to establish new and foster existing collaborations. Finding an affordable, central, venue for such meetings can prove difficult. The RAS makes available
RAS jobs list
This provides free email alerts for new posts for jobseekers, together with an online archive of previous mailings.
How to join