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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
 
Call for suggestions for RAS Specialist Discussion Meetings 2018-19
Call for suggestions for RAS Specialist Discussion Meetings 2018-19 (Deadline 1 March 2018)   The RAS invites suggestions from Fellows of the RAS who wish to propose (and therefore organise) Specialist Discussion meetings for the academic year beginning October 2018. Meetings are held monthly from October to May, on the... More
Last updated on Monday, 08 January 2018 11:33
Published on Monday, 08 January 2018 11:33
 
GJI 2017 Student Author Award winners
Geophysical Journal International (GJI) is delighted to announce the winners of its Student Author Awards for 2017.  The awards are designed to recognise and acknowledge the best papers submitted to GJI by young scientists in the field. Manuscripts are short listed by the high profile Editorial Board and... More
Last updated on Friday, 05 January 2018 12:52
Published on Friday, 05 January 2018 15:30
 
Astronaut, space scientist, and geophysicist recognised in New Year’s Honours list
Commander of the Order of the British Empire neck decoration (civil division). Click for original image, credit, and licence. The Royal Astronomical Society applauds astronaut Dr Helen Sharman, space scientist Professor Michele Dougherty and geophysicist Professor Kathy Whaler, recognised in the New Year's Honours list for... More
Last updated on Friday, 05 January 2018 12:22
Published on Friday, 05 January 2018 10:21