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  • Friends Events in 2014

    These are the events which were organised in 2014 for Friends of the RAS.   Tuesday, 25 November The changing atmospheres of Uranus and NeptuneProfessor Patrick Irwin The 'Ice Giants' of our solar system, Uranus and Neptune, occupy a unique p...
  • OUR BEAUTIFUL UNIVERSE: ALMA spots turbulent hot DOG

    Artist’s impression of galaxy W2246-0526. (NRAO/AUI/NSF; D Berry/SkyWorks; ALMA [ESO/NAOJ/NRAO]) This is an artist’s impression of the most luminous galaxy in the universe, the hot dust-obscured galaxy (DOG) W2246-0526, using data from the Atacama La...
  • Astronomical databases and archives

      Astronomical Data Centre (UK) The Data Centre is part of the Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit and houses a good selection of data from the UK's ground-based telescopes, as well as a number of catalogues.   AAT Data Archive Ar...
  • LIGHT POLLUTION

    By Helen Walker Many scientists were drawn to their careers by the excitement of observing the night sky, either the wonder of the thousands of faint stars in the Milky Way or phenomena such as comets and meteors, planets, aurorae, and these are now lost...
  • Minutes of December 2015

    Minutes of the December Council meeting held in December 2015 at Burlington House....
  • Minutes of October 2015

    Minutes of the October Council meeting held in October 2015 at Burlington House....
  • Journals & periodicals

      The following table lists journals, periodicals, circulars etc. which are currently taken by the RAS Library. The Library also has a substantial collection of non-current journals, which can be searched using the Library Catalogue.   ...
  • Bye-laws of the Royal Astronomical Society

    As approved at the Annual General Meeting of 1977 March 11, and as amended and added to at subsequent Annual General Meetings. This list was last updated following the AGM of 2015 May 8. The Charter of the Royal Astronomical Society can be found her...
  • The STFC Exoplanet Science Review

    {youtube}jMpDwjT0PXY{/youtube} Talk at the Ordinary Meeting of the RAS held on 8th January 2016 by Prof Paul O'Brien (University of Leicester)...
  • Exploring solar activity with the Hinode spacecraft

    {youtube}OEPRrg5DXF8{/youtube} Talk at the Ordinary Meeting of the RAS held on 8th January 2016 by Prof Louise Harra (University College London)...
  • Can randomness reduce uncertainty?

    {youtube}HClmoSeG3uo{/youtube} Talk at the Ordinary Meeting of the RAS held on 13th November 2015 by Dr Hannah Christensen (University of Oxford)...
  • Massive stars formed in atomic hydrogen reservoirs

    {youtube}Rc93UD4dqQ0{/youtube} Talk at the Ordinary Meeting of the RAS held on 13th November 2015 by Dr Michal Michalowski (University of Edinburgh)...
  • Colliding Galaxies

    {youtube}uQAIOSA3onQ{/youtube} RAS public lecture, 10th November 2015 by Dr Megan Argo (Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics) Have you ever wondered what happens when galaxies collide? Join us for a multi-wavelength tour of the universe as we look...
  • A golden age of solar physics

    {youtube}LoOAcBrBmzQ{/youtube} Talk at the Ordinary Meeting of the RAS held on 9th October 2015 by Dr Helen Mason (University of Cambridge)...
  • What defines a tectonic plate?

    {youtube}QfqBV_SXgQo{/youtube} Talk at the Ordinary Meeting of the RAS held on 9th October 2015 by Dr Catherine Rychert (University of Southampton)...
  • An ancient extrasolar system with five sub-Earth-sized planets

    {youtube}7IZF_zeAFIs{/youtube} Talk at the Ordinary Meeting of the RAS held on 9th October 2015 by Dr Tiago Campante (University of Birmingham)...
  • Merchandise

    Merchandise The following items of merchandise can be purchased from the RAS. Items can be sent by post or collected in person at Burlington House. Postage prices quoted below are for second class postage in the UK only - we can send to other locations b...
  • Exploring the Earth's Magnetic Field Using Satellites

    {youtube}56Ccyg5Y1k4{/youtube} Talk at the Ordinary Meeting of the RAS held on 14 March 2014 by Prof. Nils Olsen (Technical University of Denmark)...
  • OUR BEAUTIFUL UNIVERSE: Does Pluto have a mobile mantle?

      This detailed image of Pluto from NASA’s New Horizons mission shows a strip some 80km wide running from the informally named Al-Idrisi mountains in the northwest into Sputnik Planum, the icy plains that form the “heart” seen on the fly-by im...
  • Space and astronomy digest: January 2016

    The RAS digest of upcoming space, astronomy and geophysics events. This month sees the 100th anniversary of the election of women to RAS Fellowship, the 227th meeting of the American Astronomical Society, conferences on big data in solar physics, and on s...
  • RAS Committees: Terms of Reference

    The Treasurer (Chair) plus 4-5 Fellows with relevant expertise. The Executive Secretary and Accountant attend all meetings; the Investment Manager and Auditors attend by invitation. Committee on Diversity in Astronomy and GeophysicsEducation and Outreach...
  • OUR BEAUTIFUL UNIVERSE: The biggest picture of the Milky Way

    Astronomers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have produced the largest ever astronomical image: a 46 billion pixel monster that takes up 194 Gb as a file. It is available as an online resource, which viewers can use to zoom in on areas of inter...
  • Minutes of February 2015

    Minutes of the February Council meeting held on 13 February 2015 at Burlington House....
  • Minutes of November 2014

    Minutes of the November Council meeting, an additional extraordinary meeting held on 14 November 2014 at Burlington House....
  • Minutes of December 2014

    Minutes of the December Council meeting held on 12 December 2014 at Burlington House....