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  • RAS LETTERS Abbadie-Cruis

    ABBADIE, Antoine Thompson d’ 38,1; 73,2; 84,2; 96,2. ABBE, Cleveland 73,1; 75,1; 76,2; 91,1. ABBETTI, Antonio 1919;2. ABBOTT, Francis 66,2; 67,1; 68,2; 71,1; 80,1; 81,1. ABNEY, Sir William de Wiversley 70,2; 71,1; 72,1; 73,2; 77,2; 78,1; 79,2; ...
  • RAS Library Regulations

    The term Fellow, when used in the following regulations, shall be understood to include Associates.   OPENING HOURS 1. The Library is open on Monday to Friday from 10h to 17h. It is closed on Public Holidays, privilege days and, occasionally, for ...
  • Lists of Medallists, Prize Winners and Lecturers

    Medallists Gold Medallists Chapman Medallists Eddington Medallists Herschel Medallists Jackson-Gwilt Medallists Price Medallists Patrick Moore Medallists Agnes Clerke Medallists Annie Maunder Medallists   Award Winners Fowler Award ...
  • General information about meetings

     Notes for speakers at, and organizers of, RAS meetings: 'Frequently Asked Questions' for speakers at A&G (Ordinary) Meetings Some general notes for organizers of Specialist Discussion Meetings Formal notes for speakers How to propose a Spe...
  • RAS Meetings

    The RAS holds regular monthly meetings from October to May covering all aspects of astronomy and solid-earth geophysics, planetary sciences and solar-terrestrial physics. Usually, a pair of Specialist Discussion meetings for Fellows are followed by a more...
  • RAS Mailing List

    Every month during the RAS meetings season (October-May), and intermittently at other times, a short e-bulletin is issued giving details of upcoming meetings, information on grant or awards availabilities, Council vacancies, etc. These bulletins are brief...
  • Meetings Location Map

    This schematic map has North at top, and is not to scale! Burlington house is a couple of hundred metres from both Green Park and Piccadilly Circus tube stations, and a 10-15 minute walk from Oxford Circus. [OS-style maps are available from streetmap.co....
  • Proposing an RAS Meeting

    The Royal Astronomical Society's central goals include the encouragement and promotion of astronomy and geophysics. One important way in which the Society addresses this objective is by organizing a series of meetings each year. The regular meetings are c...
  • Speaking at RAS Meetings: Frequently Asked Questions

    These notes are intended for speakers at RAS A&G ('Ordinary') Meetings. They don't generally apply to presentations at Specialist Discussion Meetings; speakers at Specialist Discussions should consult the meeting organizers, who are responsible for th...
  • External Meetings

    The following are meetings which may be of interest to Fellows, but which do not form part of the Society's normal meeting schedule. These meetings are generally held in locations other than the RAS, but have some connection to the Society e.g. jointly or...
  • Previous External Meetings

      This page lists a selection of UK meetings, including those held in the Burlington House premises of the RAS, that are sponsored or otherwise supported by the RAS but are not otherwise listed on the RAS meetings and Public Lectures pages. An ...
  • OUR BEAUTIFUL UNIVERSE: Jets get a turbo boost

     Merging galaxies. (X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO/R van Weeren et al. Optical: NAOJ/Subaru. Radio: NCRA/TIFR/GMRT)   This image combines X-ray data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory with radio imagery from the Giant Metrewave Telescope in India an...
  • Georges Lemaître: Life, Science and Legacy

    {youtube}ehJ1KfnuCYw{/youtube} Talk at the Ordinary Meeting of the RAS held on 11th November 2016 by Dr Simon Mitton (St Edmund's College Cambridge)...
  • Proxima b and the search for terrestrial planets around the nearest red dwarfs

    {youtube}QWWYDVBOGV8{/youtube} Talk at the Ordinary Meeting of the RAS held on 14th October 2016 by Dr Guillem Anglada-Escude (QMUL)...
  • Gaia: the 6-D Milky Way map is coming to you

    {youtube}8KepdLqBibw{/youtube} Talk at the Ordinary Meeting of the RAS held on 11th November 2016 by Prof Gerry Gilmore (Cambridge University)...
  • Brave New Worlds

    {youtube}2YFmp0mu4PY{/youtube} Talk at the RAS Public Lecture held on 11th October 2016 by Professor Giovanna Tinetti (UCL)...
  • Universe

    {youtube}WqYE7YL54iY{/youtube} Talk at the Ordinary Meeting of the RAS held on 14th October 2016 by Dr Neil Turok (Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics)...
  • PhD careers: the options

    19th October 2016 {youtube}AXzv1gQLoho{/youtube} Welcome from Paul Hardaker, Chief Executive, Institute of Physics {youtube}kqObF9rAHPU{/youtube} Keynote address from Jon Butterworth, University College London {youtube}SGjOsJBvbdo{/youtube} Bruce Si...
  • Room hire at Burlington House

    The Council Room can be hired for free by Fellows. Fellows and outside organisations can hire the Lecture Theatre and Council Room at Burlington House. In all cases users must adhere to the General Conditions and Code of Conduct, and complete a...
  • OUR BEAUTIFUL UNIVERSE: Happy tenth birthday Hinode

    (NASA/JAXA/Hinode)   The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) mission, with NASA, UKSA and ESA participation, celebrated 10 years of solar observations in September 2016. Hinode was designed to examine the magnetic behaviour of the Sun, focusi...
  • OUR BEAUTIFUL UNIVERSE: Grazing galaxies produce ephemeral eyelids

     Galaxies IC2163 (left) and NGC2207 (right) recently grazed past each other, triggering a tsunami of stars and gas in IC2163 and producing the dazzling eyelid-like features there. This ALMA image of carbon monoxide (orange), which revealed the motion...
  • RAS200 Town Hall meetings (second tranche)

    Here you can find all the information you need about the RAS200 town hall meetings taking place all over the UK and internationally within the next few months.   These will bring together potential national partners and / or their local representat...
  • Minutes of March 2016

    Minutes of the March Council meeting held in March 2016 at Burlington House....
  • Minutes of February 2016

    Minutes of the February Council meeting held in February 2016 at Burlington House....
  • RAS200 Outline Proposal Form second tranche

    Here is the RAS200 Outline Proposal form. Applications open on the 10th October 2016 and close on the 9th December 2016. Please email applications to outreach@ras.org.uk   RAS200 outline proposal form 2016...