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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
 
Election results 2017: new RAS Council
The results of the 2017 RAS elections were announced at the Annual General Meeting of the Society on Friday 12 May.   The following Fellows were elected to serve on Council, the governing body of the Society: President (Elect): Prof Mike Cruise Vice President (G): Prof Ian Crawford Vice President (A): Mr Charles... More
Last updated on Friday, 12 May 2017 16:30
Published on Friday, 13 May 2016 15:51