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Call for topics for RAS Specialist Discussion Meetings 2017-18
The RAS holds regular monthly scientific meetings from October to May each year, usually on the second Friday of the month. Typically a pair of Specialist Discussion meetings for Fellows are followed by a more general Astronomy & Geophysics ('Ordinary') meeting, open to the public.   The RAS lecture theatre at... More
Last updated on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 11:00
Published on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 11:00
Call for grant applications - February 2017
The RAS welcomes applications for funding under its ongoing grants scheme. The deadline for the next round of grants is 15 February 2017. Applications should normally be for sums between £250 and £5,000 (restrictions apply). The RAS offers grants in support of research or study in any areas of astronomy and geophysics,... More
Last updated on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 09:43
Published on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 09:43
Photons struggle to escape distant galaxies
Astronomers led by David Sobral and Jorryt Matthee, of the Universities of Lancaster in the UK and Leiden in the Netherlands, have discovered giant halos around early Milky Way type galaxies, made of photons (elementary particles of light) that have struggled to escape them. The team reports its findings in the journal Monthly... More
Last updated on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 10:59
Published on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 08:01
UK students bring home gold from Astronomy Olympiad
The winning team from Marlborough College. Left to right: Chris Underhill, Alan Sun, Thomas Read, Michael Smith, Mavis Chan. Credit: S. Kruk. Click for a full size image.Five UK school students brought back medals from last month's International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics. Led by Sandor Kruk (University of Oxford)... More
Last updated on Tuesday, 10 January 2017 15:53
Published on Thursday, 05 January 2017 11:35
Vera Rubin, 1928-2016
Pioneering astronomer Professor Vera Rubin, who carried out seminal research on the movement of stars in galaxies, died in December at the age of 88. Rubin, whose work added key evidence for the presence of dark matter, received the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1996, the first woman to do so since Caroline... More
Last updated on Wednesday, 18 January 2017 15:46
Published on Wednesday, 04 January 2017 12:05
Call for nominations for 2018 medals and prizes
Nominations are now being invited for RAS Medals and Prizes to be awarded in January 2018. The deadline for nominations is 31 July 2017 for most awards, with the exception of the Patrick Moore Medal and the Annie Maunder Medal for Outreach which have a deadline of 30 September 2017. The Gold Medal of the RASA list of the... More
Last updated on Tuesday, 11 April 2017 14:47
Published on Tuesday, 19 July 2016 09:54
Easter closure
The RAS offices at Burlington House will be closed over the Easter holidays. The last day Fellows and visitors can make use of the facilities is Thursday 13 April 2017. The RAS is then closed from 14-18 April inclusive. We will re-open on Wednesday 19 April. We apologise for any delay in responding to enquiries over this... More
Last updated on Tuesday, 11 April 2017 14:13
Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00