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  • Minutes of October 2014

    Minutes of the October Council meeting held on 10 October 2014 at Burlington House....
  • Minutes of June 2014

    Minutes of the June Council meeting held on ?? June 2014 at Portsmouth Guildhall, during the National Astronomy Meeting 2014....
  • Minutes of May 2014

    Minutes of the May Council meeting held on 9 May 2014 at Burlington House....
  • Minutes of March 2014

    Minutes of the March Council meeting held on 14 March 2014 at Burlington House....
  • Minutes of February 2014

    Minutes of the February Council meeting held on 14 February 2014 at Burlington House....
  • Minutes of December 2013

    Minutes of the December Council meeting held on 13 December 2013 at Burlington House....
  • Minutes of October 2013

    Minutes of the October Council meeting held on 11 October 2013 at Burlington House....
  • Minutes of July 2013

    Minutes of the July Council meeting held on 5 July 2013 at the University of St Andrews....
  • Minutes of May 2013

    Minutes of the May Council meeting held on 10 May 2013 at Burlington House....
  • Minutes of March 2013

    Minutes of the March Council meeting held on 8 March 2013 at Burlington House....
  • Minutes of December 2012

    Minutes of the December Council meeting held on 14 December 2012 at Burlington House....
  • RAS investment policy

    The current RAS Investment Policy was agreed by Council on 8 February 2013 and amended on 10 May 2013. It governs the investment of the society's financial assets....
  • Minutes of March 2015

    Minutes of the March Council meeting held in March 2015 at Burlington House....
  • Minutes of February 2013

    Minutes of the February Council meeting held on 8 February 2013 at Burlington House....
  • Minutes of July 2015

    Minutes of the July Council meeting held in July 2015 at Burlington House....
  • Minutes of May 2015

    Minutes of the May Council meeting held in May 2015 at Burlington House....
  • Rosetta - The Story So Far

    {youtube}K0iq7aC4u8E{/youtube} RAS public lecture, 13 October 2015 by Prof Ian Wright, Open University Writing in advance for a talk about Rosetta is necessarily fraught with uncertainty. For those of us involved with the mission (to rendezvous with, a...
  • RAS Policy

    The RAS exists to advance, and to record the history of, our understanding of the Earth, the solar system, the galaxies and the nature of the universe. It does this by promoting Astronomy and Geophysics, interdisciplinary sciences that encompass, and furt...
  • Heaven's Carousel

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  • RAS Diversity Ambassador Scheme

    Travel expenses for RAS diversity ambassador visits to schools   The RAS has partnered with STEMNET to create a new scheme called the 'diversity ambassador scheme'. This is part of our ongoing commitment to broaden the diversity of people engaging ...
  • Astronomy & geophysics research

    House of Commons Science and Technology Committee: Inquiry into the Science Budget (2015) Science_and_Technology_Committee_Budget_2015_final.pdf   "Who are we now?", A&G article on RAS membership survey (2015) Who are we now?   Nurse R...
  • Total Lunar Eclipse; a chance for skywatchers to ‘see red’

      In the morning of 28 September 2015, skywatchers across the UK will be able to see a total eclipse of the Moon. This spectacular event is easy to see and also fairly rare, with the next chance to catch one from the UK not until January 2019. A tot...
  • OUR BEAUTIFUL UNIVERSE: Looking into the galactic centre

      This striking image of the centre of the galaxy shows the galactic plane running from top to bottom, spanning more than 2° in the sky – about 900 light-years. It combines more than a month of data from ESA’s XMM-Newton X-ray observatory. Red ...
  • OUR BEAUTIFUL UNIVERSE: Bullseye! Head-on galaxy collision in our backyard

      A head-on collision between two galaxies only 30 million light-years away has produced a ring of intense star formation – like the Cartwheel Galaxy but 40 times closer to Earth. The ring arises when two galaxies of similar mass collide so that...
  • Astronomy Salon with the Royal Academy of Art

      A team from the RAS were delighted to join the Royal Academy of Arts (RA) on the 5th September 2015 for a RA lates event called "Enchanted Cosmos", celebrating the work of Joseph Cornell. Comet making in the Portico During the event partici...