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  • How the Earth Works: 50 years of Plate Tectonics

    {youtube}uX1KcLdai3I{/youtube} Talk at the RAS Public Lecture held on 12th December 2017 by Dr Sue Bowler (Royal Astronomical Society)...
  • 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 29 March, 2018. The RAS is then closed from 30 March - 3 April inclusive. We will re-open on Wednesd...
  • Sources of Biographical Information

    Biographies and portraits of British and other astronomers Peter Hingley (1951-2012) This paper was first compiled by the Librarian of the Royal Astronomical Society, Peter Hingley, and has been repeatedly revised over the years by members of the RAS. I...
  • The Bennett Catalogue

      Catalogue of the Archives and Manuscripts of the Royal Astronomical Society   Memoirs of the Royal Astronomical Society Vol. 85 (Mem. R. astr. Soc. (1978) 85, 1–90) Compiled by J. A. Bennett   These pages contain the Arch...
  • RAS Committee Members

    AWARDS COMMITTEES 2018   'A' AWARDS COMMITTEE 'G' AWARDS COMMITTEE (Astronomy excluding planetary science) (Geophysics and planetary science) Chair: Prof. Hiranya Peiris (Vice-President) Chair: Prof. Yvonne Elsworth (Vice...
  • ‘Oumuamua likely came from a binary star system

    New research finds that 'Oumuamua, the rocky object identified as the first confirmed interstellar asteroid, very likely came from a binary star system.   "It's remarkable that we've now seen for the first time a physical object from outside our So...
  • OUR BEAUTIFUL UNIVERSE: Into the red

    This image of the Rosette Nebula is based on data obtained as part of the INT Photometric H-Alpha Survey of the Northern Galactic Plane, prepared by Nick Wright, Keele University, on behalf of the IPHAS Collaboration.  The Rosette Nebula is shaped b...
  • Paneth Meteorite Trust Awards

    Prof. Friedrich Adolf Paneth (copyright University of Durham)Applications for undergraduate internships in meteoritics are now open. The F. A. Paneth Meteorite Trust was set up ‘to encourage and further research concerned with meteorites’ with funds f...
  • NAM Author Workshop

    The MNRAS authors' guide to good practice in writing research papers and getting them published.   Published in August 2015; updated June 2017. Available online: MNRAS Author Workshop...
  • How to join the IAU

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  • Lecturers of the Royal Astronomical Society

      George Darwin Lecturers Harold Jeffreys Lecturers Gerald Whitrow Lecturers Roger Tayler Lecturers Grubb Parsons Lecturers Sir Norman Lockyer Lecturers Eddington Lectures Gold MedallistsOther MedallistsLectureships -->Thesis Prizewi...
  • OUR BEAUTIFUL UNIVERSE: Into the blue

    Massive galaxy cluster RCS2 J2327. (ESO, ESA/Hubble & NASA) This image of massive galaxy cluster RCS2 J2327 combines Hubble Space Telescope images with the mass distribution superposed as a diffuse blue and white image. Arc-like distorted images...
  • OUR BEAUTIFUL UNIVERSE: JunoCam delivers

    Jupiter by JunoCam. (NASA/SwRI/MSSS/G Eichstädt/S Doran)   A spectacular view of Jupiter’s southern hemisphere clouds from the camera on NASA’s Juno spacecraft – with a bit of help from the public. JunoCam is primarily an education and outre...
  • Astronaut, space scientist, and geophysicist recognised in New Year’s Honours list

    Commander of the Order of the British Empire neck decoration (civil division). Click for original image, credit, and licence. The Royal Astronomical Society applauds astronaut Dr Helen Sharman, space scientist Professor Michele Dougherty and geophysicist ...
  • The aims of the Royal Astronomical Society

    The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), founded in 1820, encourages and promotes the study of astronomy, solar-system science, geophysics and closely related branches of science. The RAS: Organizes scientific meetings in Burlington House, its London HQ, ...
  • Associations

    The Society has formal associations with a number of organizations having shared interests, or offering benefits to RAS members, and has less formal arrangements with several other bodies.   The Society has a Memorandum of Understanding o...
  • Our Dynamic Sun

    {youtube}67dToVGcs8A{/youtube} Talk at the RAS Public Lecture held on 11th April 2017 by Dr Helen Mason (Cambridge University)...
  • Membership Fees

    Methods of payment The membership fees listed below assume that payment will made by credit or debit card via the online payment system, or by Direct Debit from a UK bank account. Payment can also be accepted by cheque, please make them payable to 'Royal...
  • Science policy

    House of Commons Science and Technology Committee: inquiry into the Science Budget and the Industrial Strategy (2017) Science_and_Technology_Committee_budget_industrial_strategy.pdf   Horizon 2020: options for the UK (2017) Horizon_2020_UK_option...
  • Astronomy & geophysics education

    Department of Business, Enterprise, Innovation and Skills: Inquiry into the use of laser pointers (2017) Laser_pointers_consultation_October_2017.pdf Commons Science and Technology Select Committee: Inquiry into Science Communication (2016) Science_and...
  • University Points of Contact: N-Z

    If you need someone to sign your membership application, or to provide other information, your first port of call should be your local RAS Point of Contact (PoC), should you have one.  (The terms of reference of PoCs are outlined in a Standing ...
  • LGBT+ Physicists and Astronomers Network

    The first meeting of the LGBT+ Physicists' and Astronomers' Network took place in March 2016. This was an opportunity for members from both the RAS and the Institute of Physics (IOP) to share their thoughts about the support that professional membership o...
  • The Origins of the Nautical Almanac, 1767

    {youtube}3c9OEc-R7F0{/youtube} Talk at the RAS Public Lecture held on 13th October 2017 by Professor Jim Bennett (Keeper Emeritus, the Science Museum)...
  • Monitoring our dynamic planet using satellite geodesy

    {youtube}zB9EeAZnZf8{/youtube} Talk at the RAS Public Lecture held on 13th October 2017 by Professor Tim Wright (University of Leeds)...
  • Manifestations of the Dungey Reconnection Process within the Heliosphere

    {youtube}UUqkMba3omw{/youtube} Talk at the RAS Public Lecture held on 10th November 2017 by Professor Christopher J. Owen (Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL)...