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Call for grant applications - February 2016 round
The RAS welcomes applications for funding under its ongoing grants scheme. The deadline for the next round of grants is 15 February 2016. Applications should normally be for sums between £250 and £5,000 (restrictions apply). The RAS offers grants in support of research or study in any areas of astronomy and geophysics,... More
Last updated on Thursday, 28 January 2016 13:20
Published on Thursday, 28 January 2016 13:20
 
GJI 2015 Student Author Award winners
Geophysical Journal International (GJI) is delighted to announce the winners of its Student Author Awards for 2015.  The awards are designed to recognise and acknowledge the best papers submitted to GJI by young scientists in the field. Manuscripts are short listed by the high profile Editorial Board and... More
Last updated on Friday, 08 January 2016 15:48
Published on Tuesday, 05 January 2016 16:49
 
Giant comets could pose danger to life on Earth
A team of astronomers from Armagh Observatory and the University of Buckingham report that the discovery of hundreds of giant comets in the outer planetary system over the last two decades means that these objects pose a much greater hazard to life than asteroids. The team, made up of Professors Bill Napier and Duncan Steel of... More
Last updated on Tuesday, 22 December 2015 10:49
Published on Tuesday, 22 December 2015 10:49
 
RAS National Astronomy Meeting 2016: call for parallel session nominations
The 2016 National Astronomy Meeting (NAM 2016) will be held at the Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham, from 27 June - 1 July 2016. NAM 2016 is one of the largest UK astronomy meetings and is expected to bring several hundred people together to discuss the latest results in astronomy and space science. The programme will... More
Last updated on Monday, 21 December 2015 11:57
Published on Monday, 21 December 2015 11:47
 
NuSTAR finds clumpy doughnut around black hole
The most massive black holes in the universe are often encircled by thick doughnut-shaped disks of material. This doughnut material ultimately feeds and nourishes the growing black holes tucked inside. Until recently, some of these doughnuts were too thick for any telescopes to penetrate, but now a team of astronomers have used... More
Last updated on Monday, 21 December 2015 13:51
Published on Thursday, 17 December 2015 13:00
 
GJI welcomes new Editor-in-Chief
The RAS is pleased to introduce the new Editor-in-Chief of GJI, Prof. Joerg Renner.  Joerg has been on the editorial board since 2007. After his dissertation at the Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB), Jörg Renner held postdoctoral fellowships and appointments at MIT and GFZ Potsdam before he became Professor for... More
Last updated on Tuesday, 15 December 2015 16:50
Published on Wednesday, 16 December 2015 09:00
 
Congratulations Tim Peake!
The Royal Astronomical Society offers its congratulations to Tim Peake, the first official UK ESA astronaut, after his successful launch into space today (15 December), en route to the International Space Station. The spacecraft carrying the three astronauts successfully launched at 11.03 GMT today. Credit: ESA Tim was... More
Last updated on Monday, 21 December 2015 13:52
Published on Tuesday, 15 December 2015 11:40
 
Good Luck Tim Peake!
The Royal Astronomical Society would like to wish Tim Peake, the first official UK ESA astronaut, good luck on his launch into space today (15 December), en route to the International Space Station. Tim will be accompanied by Russian cosmonaut and mission commander Yuri Malenchenko, and US astronaut and flight engineer Timothy... More
Last updated on Tuesday, 15 December 2015 11:44
Published on Tuesday, 15 December 2015 00:01
 
Geminids set to light up winter sky in year's best meteor shower
From 13 to 15 December, skywatchers across the world will be looking up as the Geminid meteor shower reaches its peak, in potentially one of the best night sky events of the year. At its peak and in a clear, dark sky, tens of 'shooting stars' or meteors may be visible each hour (the theoretical maximum under ideal conditions... More
Last updated on Monday, 21 December 2015 13:53
Published on Thursday, 10 December 2015 11:12
 
CANCELLED: Today's public lectures by Dr Louisa Preston
Due to unforeseen circumstances we are sorry to announce that today's public lectures, at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., are cancelled. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Last updated on Wednesday, 09 December 2015 15:36
Published on Tuesday, 08 December 2015 10:43