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LGBTSTEM DAY - 5 July 2018
Pride in STEM, House of STEM, and InterEngineering are proud to announce the launch of the first ever International Day of LGBT+ people in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths, called LGBTSTEM Day, to be celebrated on 5 July 2018.   The purpose of LGBTSTEM Day is to improve the visibility and representation... More
Last updated on Thursday, 15 March 2018 14:31
Published on Thursday, 15 March 2018 14:28
 
Professor Stephen Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA, 1942-2018
The Royal Astronomical Society offers its condolences to the family of Professor Stephen Hawking CH CBE FRS FRSA, whose death was announced today.   Professor Stephen Hawking at NASA. Credit: NASAOver six decades, Professor Hawking carried out ground-breaking work in cosmology, seeking to understand the nature of black... More
Last updated on Thursday, 15 March 2018 14:30
Published on Wednesday, 14 March 2018 11:59
 
Applications invited for Paneth Meteorite Trust internships
Applications are invited for undergraduate internships in meteoritics. The internships will be funded by the F.A. Paneth Meteorite Trust, which was set up ‘to encourage and further research concerned with meteorites’.Prof. Friedrich Adolf Paneth (copyright University of Durham) Applications should be submitted by... More
Last updated on Friday, 02 March 2018 14:29
Published on Friday, 02 March 2018 14:22
 
EWASS 2018: RAS grants for carers
The RAS is offering a carers' grant scheme for the 2018 European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS 2018), to give eligible delegates a grant towards additional costs of paying for care when attending the conference.   Applications must be submitted by Monday 19 March 2018, and confirmation of eligibility will be... More
Last updated on Monday, 05 March 2018 15:12
Published on Tuesday, 27 February 2018 14:54
 
Magnetic field traces gas and dust swirling around supermassive black hole
Astronomers reveal a new high resolution map of the magnetic field lines in gas and dust swirling around the supermassive black hole at the centre of our Galaxy, published in a new paper in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The team, led by Professor Pat Roche of the University of Oxford, created the map, which... More
Last updated on Wednesday, 21 February 2018 12:11
Published on Wednesday, 21 February 2018 11:30
 
Professor Donald Lynden-Bell CBE FRS, 1935-2018
The Royal Astronomical Society offers its condolences to the friends and family of Professor Donald-Lynden Bell, who has died at the age of 82. He served as RAS President from 1985 to 1987 and received the Society’s Gold Medal in 1993.   Lynden-Bell worked at the University of Cambridge, studying topics including the... More
Last updated on Monday, 19 February 2018 13:55
Published on Monday, 19 February 2018 13:25
 
Astronomy & Geophysics: Editor’s Choice February 2018
The new issue of Astronomy & Geophysics (A&G), the in-house journal of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), is now available for advance viewing online! The latest Editor’s Choice includes a spotlight on the Society’s new million-pound programme of public outreach projects, the 150-year story of astrophotography,... More
Last updated on Wednesday, 23 May 2018 10:21
Published on Friday, 19 January 2018 08:00
 
RAS medals and awards honour leading astronomers and geophysicists
The Royal Astronomical Society is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of its awards, medals and prizes. Each year the RAS recognises significant achievement in the fields of astronomy and geophysics through these awards.   The announcements were made at the Ordinary Meeting of the society held on Friday 12 January 2018.... More
Last updated on Saturday, 13 January 2018 16:13
Published on Friday, 12 January 2018 16:00
 
GJI 2017 Student Author Award winners
Geophysical Journal International (GJI) is delighted to announce the winners of its Student Author Awards for 2017.  The awards are designed to recognise and acknowledge the best papers submitted to GJI by young scientists in the field. Manuscripts are short listed by the high profile Editorial Board and... More
Last updated on Friday, 05 January 2018 12:52
Published on Friday, 05 January 2018 15:30
 
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 Professor Kathy Whaler, recognised in the New Year's Honours list for... More
Last updated on Friday, 05 January 2018 12:22
Published on Friday, 05 January 2018 10:21