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Biggest ever simulations help uncover the history of the galaxy
Thousands of processors, terabytes of data, and months of computing time have helped a group of researchers in Germany create some of the largest and highest resolution simulations ever made of galaxies like our Milky Way. Led by Dr Robert Grand of the Heidelberger Institut fuer Theoretische Studien, the work of the Auriga... More
Last updated on Wednesday, 24 May 2017 09:31
Published on Wednesday, 24 May 2017 05:00
 
Carers' grants for NAM 2017
The RAS is once again offering a carers' grant scheme for the 2017 National Astronomy Meeting (NAM 2017), to give eligible delegates a grant towards additional costs of paying for care when attending the conference. Applications may be submitted at any time, up until 5 June 2017, and confirmation of eligibility will be given... More
Last updated on Friday, 19 May 2017 09:26
Published on Friday, 19 May 2017 09:26
 
NAM 2017: First media announcement
Around 500 astronomers and space scientists will gather at the University of Hull, from 2 – 6 July, for the Royal Astronomical Society National Astronomy Meeting (NAM 2017). The conference is the largest regular professional astronomy and space science event in the UK and will see leading researchers from around the world... More
Last updated on Friday, 19 May 2017 09:33
Published on Tuesday, 16 May 2017 09:25
 
RAS funds five public engagement projects to mark 200th anniversary
Planet walks and planetaria in Galway, tactile stargazing for people with sight loss, adventures in space for girls, astronomy and geophysics for rehabilitation of prisoners, and a science trailer for Cornwall make up five new public engagement projects supported by more than £400,000 from the Royal Astronomical Society. The... More
Last updated on Friday, 12 May 2017 10:52
Published on Friday, 12 May 2017 16:00
 
Applications invited for Paneth Meteorite Trust internships
Applications are invited for undergraduate internships in meteoritics. The internships will be funded by the F.A. Paneth Meteorite Trust, which was set up ‘to encourage and further research concerned with meteorites’.Prof. Friedrich Adolf Paneth (copyright University of Durham) Applications should be submitted by... More
Last updated on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 15:06
Published on Wednesday, 10 May 2017 15:06
 
Reminder: RAS AGM 2017 this Friday, 12th May
The 197th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the RAS will be held in the lecture theatre of the Geological Society, Burlington House, London, on Friday 12th May 2017 at 16:00. It is open to RAS Fellows and staff members only.  The AGM Agenda, Trustees' Annual Report & Accounts 2016, Minutes of the 196th AGM 2016, and the... More
Last updated on Friday, 12 May 2017 11:52
Published on Thursday, 27 April 2017 12:39
 
Sun's eruptions might all have same trigger
Large and small scale solar eruptions might all be triggered by a single process, according to new research that leads to better understanding of the Sun's activity. The work, led by Royal Astronomical Society Fellowship holder Dr Peter Wyper, appears in Nature. The team researchers, at Durham University in the UK, and NASA's... More
Last updated on Thursday, 27 April 2017 11:21
Published on Thursday, 27 April 2017 11:21
 
New survey hints at ancient origin for the Cold Spot
A supervoid is unlikely to explain a 'Cold Spot' in the cosmic microwave background, according to the results of a new survey, leaving room for exotic explanations like a collision between universes. The researchers, led by postgraduate student Ruari Mackenzie and Professor Tom Shanks in Durham University's Centre for... More
Last updated on Thursday, 27 April 2017 10:34
Published on Tuesday, 25 April 2017 16:00
 
Oceans galore: new study suggests most habitable planets may lack dry land
When it comes to exploring exoplanets, it may be wise to take a snorkel along. A new study, published in a paper in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, has used a statistical model to predict that most habitable planets may be dominated by oceans spanning over 90% of their surface area.   The... More
Last updated on Thursday, 20 April 2017 10:01
Published on Thursday, 20 April 2017 09:58
 
Waterloo researchers capture first “image” of a dark matter web that connects galaxies
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have been able to capture the first composite image of a dark matter bridge that connects galaxies together. The scientists publish their work in a new paper in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.   Dark matter filaments bridge the space between galaxies in this... More
Last updated on Wednesday, 12 April 2017 08:40
Published on Wednesday, 12 April 2017 08:16