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Winners of the 2012 GJI Student Author Awards
Geophysical Journal International (GJI) is delighted to announce the three winners of its Student Author Awards for 2012: Joanne Adam, Kui Liu and David Marchant. The winning articles (below) will be available with FREE ACCESS when they appear online. Azimuthal anisotropy beneath southern Africa, from very-broadband,... More
Last updated on Wednesday, 21 November 2012 10:42
Published on Tuesday, 20 November 2012 16:30
 
RAS Library launches new online catalogue of books and journals
The RAS Library has implemented an enhanced catalogue of its printed collections, which replaces the previous online catalogue. The RAS Library The new catalogue enables users to find the library's resources more efficiently, with improved keyword and subject searching, clearer information on journal holdings and an... More
Last updated on Thursday, 22 November 2012 15:35
Published on Tuesday, 20 November 2012 15:40
 
Nominations requested for RAS President and Councillors
There are several vacancies arising on the RAS Council, for terms begining in May 2013. Please consider standing or nominating a colleague for one of these posts: President Elect (A or G) Vice President x2 (one A, one G) Secretary (A) Councillor x4 (one A, one G, and two A or G) 'A' signifies all areas of astronomy... More
Last updated on Friday, 23 November 2012 12:25
Published on Tuesday, 13 November 2012 14:36
 
‘Cosmic GDP’ crashes 97% as star formation slumps
While parts of the world experience economic hardship, a team of Portuguese, UK, Japanese, Italian and Dutch astronomers has found an even bigger slump happening on a cosmic scale. In the largest ever study of its kind, the international team of astronomers has established that the rate of formation of new stars in the Universe... More
Last updated on Tuesday, 06 November 2012 15:32
Published on Tuesday, 06 November 2012 15:09
 
RAS Associate Ken Freeman wins Prime Minister's Prize for Science
Ken Freeman, Duffield Professor of the Australian National University at Mt. Stromlo Observatory and Associate of the Royal Astronomical Society has won the Australian Prime Minister's Prize for Science. Prof. Freeman published a ground-breaking paper in 1970 suggesting that the visible stars, gas and dust in galaxies is only a... More
Last updated on Tuesday, 06 November 2012 14:50
Published on Tuesday, 06 November 2012 14:25
 
Space and astronomy digest: November 2012
The November digest of upcoming space and astronomy news events. This month sees a total solar eclipse visible from Australia and the South Pacific, the possible launch of the X-37B spaceplane and a major meeting on developing instrumentation for the European Extremely Large Telescope.     8-9 November: RAS... More
Last updated on Tuesday, 13 November 2012 15:33
Published on Friday, 02 November 2012 15:22
 
L'Aquila trial verdict: response from the Royal Astronomical Society
The Royal Astronomical Society is gravely concerned by the sentencing of scientists accused of providing misleading advice and false reassurances in the days leading up to the April 6th, 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila, Italy. This verdict will seriously compromise the engagement of all scientists in issues of risk, particularly... More
Last updated on Sunday, 04 November 2012 21:35
Published on Friday, 02 November 2012 12:51
 
Asteroid belts of just the right size are friendly to life
Solar systems with life-bearing planets may be rare if they are dependent on the presence of asteroid belts of just the right mass, according to two US astronomers. Rebecca Martin, a NASA Sagan Fellow from the University of Colorado and astronomer Mario Livio of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore present the new... More
Last updated on Thursday, 01 November 2012 13:04
Published on Thursday, 01 November 2012 17:00
 
Ian Ridpath wins Klumpke-Roberts Award
Long-standing Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society Ian Ridpath has received the Klumpke-Roberts Award of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) in recognition of his work in communicating astronomy to the wider public. Prof. William Gutsch, President of the ASP, presented the award at the RAS Ordinary Meeting on 12... More
Last updated on Friday, 19 October 2012 14:04
Published on Friday, 19 October 2012 13:51
 
RAS Library offers duplicate books to Fellows
The RAS Library has a small selection of duplicate copies of books. As the library has limited resources it is not able to keep more than one copy of the same book. The RAS is therefore offering these items to Fellows, free of charge. The duplicate books shelf in the RAS Library. Click to enlarge.Fellows of the society are... More
Last updated on Friday, 19 October 2012 14:04
Published on Friday, 19 October 2012 00:00