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NAM 2015: Second media announcement
Around 500 astronomers and space scientists will gather at Venue Cymru in Llandudno, Wales, from 5-9 July, for the Royal Astronomical Society National Astronomy Meeting (NAM 2015). The conference is the largest regular professional astronomy event in the UK and will see leading researchers from around the world presenting the... More
Last updated on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 15:16
Published on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 15:16
 
Nominations invited for the Patrick Moore medal 2016
Nominations are invited for the award of the RAS Patrick Moore medal. The medal is awarded annually for 'a particularly noteworthy contribution to astronomy or geophysics by secondary school level teachers'. Nominations can be submitted by anyone, including teachers who wish to propose themselves. There is no need to be a... More
Last updated on Monday, 29 June 2015 11:29
Published on Monday, 29 June 2015 13:36
 
Dr Michel Mayor wins 2015 Kyoto Prize
Dr Michel Mayor, who will receive the RAS Gold Medal at the July National Astronomy Meeting, has been awarded the 2015 Kyoto Prize, for his work on the discovery and characterisation of exoplanets, planets around other stars. Dr Mayor developed the radial velocity technique, where astronomers measure the position of lines in... More
Last updated on Monday, 29 June 2015 11:27
Published on Friday, 26 June 2015 09:59
 
NAM 2015: First media announcement
Around 500 astronomers and space scientists will gather at Venue Cymru in Llandudno, Wales, from 5-9 July, for the Royal Astronomical Society National Astronomy Meeting (NAM 2015). The conference is the largest regular professional astronomy event in the UK and will see leading researchers from around the world presenting the... More
Last updated on Friday, 05 June 2015 09:10
Published on Friday, 05 June 2015 08:58
 
Applications invited for Tomkins grants and prizes in instrumentation
The RAS invites applications for prizes for student involvement in instrumentation, in both astronomy and geophysics. Funded by a generous donation from the Patricia Tomkins Foundation, the following awards are available: The Tomkins Thesis Prize of £1,000, awarded for the best PhD thesis related to astronomical or... More
Last updated on Friday, 19 June 2015 15:35
Published on Monday, 01 June 2015 17:01
 
New version of the MNRAS LaTeX package
The journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS) encourages authors to prepare their papers using the LaTeX document preparation software. MNRAS provides a LaTeX package (called 'mnras') which allows authors to approximate the final appearance of the journal. It includes numerous features to simplify the... More
Last updated on Friday, 29 May 2015 16:50
Published on Friday, 29 May 2015 16:44
 
Space and astronomy digest: June and July 2015
The June and July summary of upcoming astronomy, space and geophysics events. Highlights this time include three major astronomy and space conferences and the New Horizons encounter with Pluto.   22-26 June: European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS 2015), La Laguna, Tenerife   The EWASS 2015... More
Last updated on Friday, 29 May 2015 14:57
Published on Friday, 29 May 2015 14:56
 
Hubble observes one-of-a-kind 'Nasty' star
Using the NASA / ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a team of astronomers has uncovered surprising new clues about a hefty, rapidly ageing star whose behaviour has never been seen before. The researchers publish their work in a paper in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. An artist's impression of the 'Nasty 1' system,... More
Last updated on Friday, 22 May 2015 14:35
Published on Thursday, 21 May 2015 17:06
 
Galaxy’s cannibalistic snacking habits revealed
A team of Australian and Spanish astronomers have caught a greedy galaxy gobbling on its neighbours and leaving crumbs of evidence about its dietary past. Their results have been published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. Galaxies grow by churning loose gas from their surroundings into new stars, or by... More
Last updated on Thursday, 21 May 2015 18:04
Published on Wednesday, 20 May 2015 23:01
 
Left-handed cosmic magnetic field could explain missing antimatter
The discovery of a 'left-handed' magnetic field that pervades the universe could help explain a long standing mystery – the absence of cosmic antimatter. A group of scientists, led by Prof. Tanmay Vachaspati from Arizona State University in the United States, with collaborators at Washington University and Nagoya University,... More
Last updated on Friday, 15 May 2015 08:23
Published on Thursday, 14 May 2015 05:01