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Professor Sheila Rowan FRAS FRS MBE elected a Fellow of the Royal Society
The RAS congratulates Professor Sheila Rowan - Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and director of the University of Glasgow’s IGR (Institute for Gravitational Research) - on being elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in recognition of her pioneering work detecting gravitational waves. Professor Sheila Rowan FRAS FRS... More
Last updated on Tuesday, 15 May 2018 10:57
Published on Tuesday, 15 May 2018 10:54
 
Election results 2018: new RAS Council
The results of the 2018 RAS elections were announced at the Annual General Meeting of the Society on Friday 11 May.   The following Fellows were elected to serve on Council, the governing body of the Society: Vice President (A): Dr Stacey Habergham-Mawson Vice President (G): Prof. Anton Ziolkowski Secretary (A): Dr... More
Last updated on Friday, 11 May 2018 15:53
Published on Friday, 11 May 2018 14:51
 
‘Oumuamua likely came from a binary star system
New research finds that 'Oumuamua, the rocky object identified as the first confirmed interstellar asteroid, very likely came from a binary star system.   "It's remarkable that we've now seen for the first time a physical object from outside our Solar System," says lead author Dr Alan Jackson, a postdoc at the Centre for... More
Last updated on Monday, 19 March 2018 11:52
Published on Monday, 19 March 2018 11:52
 
LGBTSTEM DAY - 5 July 2018
Pride in STEM, House of STEM, and InterEngineering are proud to announce the launch of the first ever International Day of LGBT+ people in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths, called LGBTSTEM Day, to be celebrated on 5 July 2018.   The purpose of LGBTSTEM Day is to improve the visibility and representation... More
Last updated on Thursday, 15 March 2018 14:31
Published on Thursday, 15 March 2018 14:28
 
Professor Stephen Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA, 1942-2018
The Royal Astronomical Society offers its condolences to the family of Professor Stephen Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA, whose death was announced today.   Professor Stephen Hawking at NASA. Credit: NASAOver six decades, Professor Hawking carried out ground-breaking work in cosmology, seeking to understand the nature of black... More
Last updated on Thursday, 15 March 2018 14:30
Published on Wednesday, 14 March 2018 11:59
 
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 Friday, 02 March 2018 14:29
Published on Friday, 02 March 2018 14:22
 
EWASS 2018: RAS grants for carers
The RAS is offering a carers' grant scheme for the 2018 European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS 2018), to give eligible delegates a grant towards additional costs of paying for care when attending the conference.   Applications must be submitted by Monday 19 March 2018, and confirmation of eligibility will be... More
Last updated on Monday, 05 March 2018 15:12
Published on Tuesday, 27 February 2018 14:54
 
Magnetic field traces gas and dust swirling around supermassive black hole
Astronomers reveal a new high resolution map of the magnetic field lines in gas and dust swirling around the supermassive black hole at the centre of our Galaxy, published in a new paper in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The team, led by Professor Pat Roche of the University of Oxford, created the map, which... More
Last updated on Wednesday, 21 February 2018 12:11
Published on Wednesday, 21 February 2018 11:30
 
Professor Donald Lynden-Bell CBE FRS, 1935-2018
The Royal Astronomical Society offers its condolences to the friends and family of Professor Donald-Lynden Bell, who has died at the age of 82. He served as RAS President from 1985 to 1987 and received the Society’s Gold Medal in 1993.   Lynden-Bell worked at the University of Cambridge, studying topics including the... More
Last updated on Monday, 19 February 2018 13:55
Published on Monday, 19 February 2018 13:25
 
RAS medals and awards honour leading astronomers and geophysicists
The Royal Astronomical Society is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of its awards, medals and prizes. Each year the RAS recognises significant achievement in the fields of astronomy and geophysics through these awards.   The announcements were made at the Ordinary Meeting of the society held on Friday 12 January 2018.... More
Last updated on Saturday, 13 January 2018 16:13
Published on Friday, 12 January 2018 16:00