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RAS PN 08/51: "Cosmic Eye" sheds light on early galaxy formation
An international team of scientists, including RAS Norman Lockyer Fellow Dr Mark Swinbank, have used a gravitational lens to take a close look at a galaxy in the very early Universe.

RAS PN 08/49: RAS welcomes Wakeham support for astronomy and geophysics
The RAS has welcomed the findings of the RCUK Review of the Health of Physics, which calls for UK support for physics (including astronomy, space science and geophysics)... More
Last updated on Tuesday, 06 April 2010 15:15
Published on Thursday, 02 October 2008 00:00
RAS PN 08/48: A dark matter disk in our Galaxy
In a paper published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, a team of scientists predict the presence of a disk of dark matter in our Galaxy. More
Last updated on Tuesday, 06 April 2010 15:20
Published on Tuesday, 16 September 2008 00:01
RAS Fellow made Australia's Chief Scientist
The Australian Federal Government has named  Professor Penny Sackett, A Fellow of the RAS, as its new chief scientist.  More
Last updated on Thursday, 29 April 2010 15:01
Published on Wednesday, 01 October 2008 00:00
RAS PN 08/47: “Naked eye” gamma ray burst was aimed squarely at Earth
An international team of scientists have deduced that the beam from a 'gamma ray burst' seen in March this year pointed directly at the Earth. More
Last updated on Tuesday, 06 April 2010 15:21
Published on Wednesday, 10 September 2008 17:00