About the RAS

Aims of the society
The Aims of the 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.

RAS Meetings

The RAS runs, sponsors, or otherwise supports, a wide range of meetings, including a major programme of regular monthly meetings held October to May covering all aspects of astronomy and geophysics. Please click on the link below for more information for meeting organizers, and for details of travel support and notes for speakers.

BGA Meetings

The RAS cosponsors the British Geophysical Association (BGA) with the Geological Society, and some BGA meetings are held within the RAS programme of Specialist Discussion Meetings. Please click on the link below for more information regarding organising a BGA meeting, to see the BGA Committee Minutes, and the list of Bullerwell Lecturers and Lectuhttps://dev2.ras.ac.uk/about-the-ras/bga-meetings

RAS Staff

Contact details are given for RAS staff, members of Council and Committees, and university points of contact.

Donati's comet by Griesbach (1858)