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  • RAS Vice-President Professor Hiranya Peiris shares Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

    Professor Hiranya Peiris, one of the vice-presidents of the Royal Astronomical Society, is part of the team of winners of the 2018 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. The scientists worked on the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) satellit...
  • 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...
  • Traces of life on nearest exoplanets may be hidden in equatorial trap

    New simulations show that the search for life on other planets may well be more difficult than previously assumed, in research published today in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The study indicates that unusual air flow patt...
  • 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 ...
  • Travel bursaries available for LGBT+ STEMinar

    In addition to being a platinum sponsor for the second year running, the RAS is offering three travel bursaries of up to £100 for RAS Fellows that wish to attend theLGBT+ STEMinar at the University of York, but who may require some assistance with t...
  • 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)...
  • The Exploration of Pluto by NASA's New Horizons Mission

    {youtube}la236l4M4Dc{/youtube} Talk at the RAS Public Lecture held on 10th November 2017 by Dr Alan Stern (NASA)...
  • Cassini - The Grand Finale

    {youtube}xsHFibd8W30{/youtube} Talk at the RAS Public Lecture held on 14th November 2017 by Professor Michele Dougherty (Imperial College London)...
  • Minutes of May 2017

    Council Minutes held in May 2017 at Burlington House....
  • Minutes of March 2017

    Council Minutes held in March 2017 at Burlington House....
  • Notes for Organizers of RAS Specialist Discussion Meetings

    (2003 Aug 6 revision, minor updates 2009 October, minor updates 2014 May)   Introduction The following notes have been prepared to assist organizers of RAS Discussion Meetings. Details of travel support and notes for speakers are at Annexe A and A...
  • Minutes of July 2017

    Council Minutes held in July 2017 at Burlington House....
  • Citizen Scientist Spots Comet Tails Streaking Past Distant Star

    Citizen scientist Thomas Jacobs was the first to spot tell-tale signs that a comet was orbiting a distant star monitored by the Kepler Space Observatory. Professor Saul Rappaport (Massachusetts Institute of Technology; MIT) and his team then collaborated ...
  • ‘Monster’ Planet Discovery Challenges Formation Theory

    A giant planet, which should not exist according to planet formation theory, has been discovered around a distant star. The new research, led by astronomers at the University of Warwick, is presented in a paper recently accepted for publication in the jou...
  • Books & Journals

    The Library has some 3,000 titles of current and back runs of journals including most of the serious astronomical journals (and many of the more theoretical geophysical titles) from the first issue. About 60 titles are currently received. ‘Modern’ bo...
  • Opening times

    Opening times The RAS Library is open 10:00–17:00 Monday to Friday, except on Bank Holidays.   Access The Library is a private collection funded by and primarily serving the Fellows and other members of the Society. Enquiries from other sources...
  • Comet Mission Reveals "Missing Link" in our Understanding of Planet Formation

    The missing link in our understanding of planet formation has been revealed by the first ever spacecraft to orbit and land on a comet, say German scientists. The study is published in a recent edition of the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomic...
  • Spots on Supergiant Star Drive Spirals in Stellar Wind

    A Canadian-led international team of astronomers recently discovered that spots on the surface of a supergiant star are driving huge spiral structures in its stellar wind. Their results are published in a recent edition of Monthly Notices of the Royal Ast...
  • List of astronomers and geophysicists willing to give talks to schools

    The Royal Astronomical Society maintains the following list of scientists who are willing to give talks in schools free of charge (except for expenses). Teachers wishing to make use of this service should contact potential speakers directly. Audio-visual ...