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Space and astronomy digest: September 2009 (RAS PN 09/53)
Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Arizona State University/Carnegie Institution of Washington.The September digest of space and astronomy news events, from the Royal Astronomical Society. This month sees a major conference on light pollution, the opening of an exhibition of astronomers'... More
Last updated on Thursday, 25 March 2010 23:10
Published on Monday, 31 August 2009 00:00
 
Discover 'Your Universe' (RAS PN 09/52)
As part of International Year of Astronomy (IYA 2009), University College London (UCL) is running a series of family events from Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd August.'Your Universe' includes exhibitions and lectures aimed at anyone from 8-80+ years old who wants to find out more about our amazing Universe, from our... More
Last updated on Tuesday, 06 October 2009 14:45
Published on Monday, 17 August 2009 00:00
 
Super Planetary Nebulae (RAS PN 09/51)
    A team of scientists in Australia and the United States, led by Associate Professor Miroslav Filipović from the University of Western Sydney, have discovered a new class of object which they call “Super Planetary Nebulae.”  They report their work in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal... More
Last updated on Thursday, 25 March 2010 23:20
Published on Friday, 14 August 2009 00:00
 
Tweeting Shooting Stars (RAS PN 09/50)
Amateur astronomers across the UK are preparing to tweet the world’s first mass participation meteor star party, as part of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA2009). Led by Newbury Astronomical Society, the Twitter Meteorwatch will take place from the evening of Tuesday 11th until the morning of 13th August... More
Last updated on Tuesday, 06 October 2009 14:46
Published on Monday, 10 August 2009 00:00
 
Space and astronomy digest: August 2009 (RAS PN 09/49)
The August digest of forthcoming space and astronomy events, from the RAS. This month sees the International Astronomical Union's triennial General Assembly in Rio de Janeiro, the latest Shuttle mission to assemble the International Space Station and the maximum of the Perseid meteor shower. More
Last updated on Monday, 08 February 2010 14:16
Published on Sunday, 02 August 2009 00:00
 
Astronomy Forum: notes from June 23 meeting
Notes from the latest Astronomy Forum are now available. More
Last updated on Thursday, 29 April 2010 14:59
Published on Thursday, 30 July 2009 00:00
 
Celebrating Thomas Harriot, the world's first telescopic astronomer (RAS PN 09/47)
400 years ago English polymath Thomas Harriot became the first person to look at a celestial object through a telescope. Harriot pointed his simple ‘Dutch trunke’ telescope More
Last updated on Wednesday, 21 April 2010 14:15
Published on Tuesday, 14 July 2009 00:00
 
Turbulence responsible for black holes' balancing act (RAS PN 09/48)
Image: E. Scannapieco/ M. Brueggen / ASU Fulton High Performance Computing Initiative.New simulations reveal that turbulence created by jets of material ejected from the disks of the Universe’s largest black holes is responsible for halting star formation. Evan Scannapieco, an assistant professor in the School of Earth and... More
Last updated on Friday, 05 February 2010 14:39
Published on Tuesday, 14 July 2009 00:00
 
RAS concern at cut in STFC Advanced Fellowships
STFC has announced a cut in the number of Advanced Fellowships awarded in the current year from 12 to 6. The Fellowships, awarded to researchers who do not have a permanent position but wish to pursue a career in research, are designed to further the careers of individuals with outstanding potential. They are also aimed at... More
Last updated on Thursday, 29 April 2010 14:59
Published on Thursday, 09 July 2009 00:00
 
RAS PN 09/46: Space and astronomy digest: July 2009
The July digest of space and astronomy news events, from the Royal Astronomical Society. This month sees the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century, the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing and the 400th anniversary of the first use of a telescope for astronomy. More
Last updated on Monday, 29 March 2010 13:50
Published on Thursday, 02 July 2009 00:00