Community & Demographics

The 2010 survey of the demographics and research interests of the UK astronomy and geophysics communities was published in 2010. The full report, summary article for Astronomy & Geophysics, and a related article for a review publication are…
Joint RAS / Geological Society response to the consultation on the proposed Shortage Occupation List of the Migration Advisory Committee (2012).
The RAS response to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee inquiry into Women in STEM careers (2013).
In 2014 the Royal Astronomical Society carried out a survey of its membership, finding that we are both more and less diverse than UK society as a whole. In this A&G article Robert Massey summarises the findings and what they mean for the…
In the autumn of 2016 the RAS commissioned a major survey of the Demographics and Research Interests of the UK Astronomy and Geophysics communities. With 903 individual responses, and data from 87 departments, this is the largest survey of its kind…
The Institute of Physics and Royal Astronomical Society joint report: "Gazing at the Future: The experiences of male and female physics and astronomy doctoral students in the UK (2015)". Read the full report and the policy briefing below.