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Last updated on Monday, 17 October 2016 10:10
Published on Monday, 17 October 2016 10:10
The RAS sponsors Ada Lovelace Day Live!
  To celebrate the centenary of women being allowed to be Fellows of the RAS we were platinum sponsors of Ada Lovelace Day 2016. Ada Lovelace Day was founded by Suw Charman-Anderson in 2009 and aims to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths by encouraging people around the world to talk... More
Last updated on Friday, 14 October 2016 13:36
Published on Friday, 14 October 2016 13:18
A universe of two trillion galaxies
An international team of astronomers, led by Christopher Conselice, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Nottingham, have found that the universe contains at least two trillion galaxies, ten times more than previously thought. The team’s work, which began with seed-corn funding from the Royal Astronomical Society,... More
Last updated on Thursday, 13 October 2016 16:57
Published on Thursday, 13 October 2016 14:00
Astronomy is a big star of Ada Lovelace Day
100 years ago the first women became Fellows of the Royal Astronomical Society. To mark this anniversary, the RAS is a platinum sponsor of Ada Lovelace Day (ALD) on 11 October, which celebrates the achievements of women in science. ALD Live! is the flagship event of the day, highlighting leading women in science and... More
Last updated on Thursday, 06 October 2016 10:24
Published on Thursday, 06 October 2016 10:24
Detonating white dwarfs as supernovae
A new mathematical model created by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, describes how dead stars called white dwarfs could detonate, producing a type of explosion that is instrumental to measuring the extreme distances in our universe. The mechanism, described in a paper in Monthly Notices of... More
Last updated on Wednesday, 05 October 2016 12:27
Published on Wednesday, 05 October 2016 12:27
Astronomers observe star reborn in a flash
Using the Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers has been able to study stellar evolution in real time. Over a period of 30 years dramatic increases in the temperature of the star SAO 244567 have been observed. Now the star is cooling again, having been reborn into an earlier phase of stellar evolution.... More
Last updated on Thursday, 15 September 2016 09:12
Published on Tuesday, 13 September 2016 14:01
Call for applications: RAS Research Fellowship & Norman Lockyer Fellowship 2017
The RAS will award one RAS Research Fellowship and one Norman Lockyer Fellowship in 2017, to begin on 1 October 2017 or within 6 months thereafter. Each fellowship provides post-doctoral funding for up to three years. The RAS Research Fellowship is offered to outstanding candidates to enable them to pursue research... More
Last updated on Monday, 05 September 2016 12:54
Published on Friday, 02 September 2016 11:30
Sun|trek : Here Comes the Sun
  Helen Mason, FRAS, has been awarded an STFC Public Engagement Fellowship.   Helen's project will capitalise on her diverse range of current activities to develop a lasting legacy of her work with schools (the Sun, space (Tim Peake) and art). The main objective is to inspire students to engage with science... More
Last updated on Thursday, 01 September 2016 14:30
Published on Thursday, 01 September 2016 13:20
Astronomers identify a young heavyweight star in the Milky Way
Astronomers have identified a young star, located almost 11,000 light years away, which could help us understand how the most massive stars in the Universe are formed. This young star, already more than 30 times the mass of our Sun, is still in the process of gathering material from its parent molecular cloud, and may be even... More
Last updated on Friday, 19 August 2016 15:06
Published on Monday, 22 August 2016 09:00
Open House at the RAS 2016
Have you ever wondered what is in the RAS apartments at Burlington House? On Saturday 17 September 2016 we will be opening our doors to the public so they can look around this magnificent building. The RAS entrance hall, where tours will begin. Click to enlarge.All of the learned societies based at Burlington House are... More
Last updated on Friday, 09 September 2016 14:38
Published on Wednesday, 10 August 2016 10:52