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The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) has the strategic aim of engaging a range of audiences with astronomy, geophysics and other closely related branches of science. Key groups for this work are children and young adults.

This procedural

Front cover of the Exploring the Workplace for LGBT+ Physical Scientists report
SCIENTISTS MUST CREATE CULTURE OF TOLERANCE TO IMPROVE LGBT+ RETENTION A new survey from the Royal Astronomical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Physics has shown that the workplace for LGBT+ physical scientists is
Vik Dhillon

My name is Vikram Dhillon. I am a Professor of Astrophysics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Sheffield, and an Affiliated Researcher at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) on Tenerife. Prior to moving to

Here is a useful presentation by Lucy Williams, assistant editor for MNRAS, about working with visually impaired astronomers and colleagues.

Sugata Kaviraj

Sugata Kaviraj obtained his PhD at Oxford in 2006. Subsequently, he spent two years at Oxford, funded by a Leverhulme Early-Career Fellowship and a Junior Research Fellowship at Worcester College.

Following this, he spent a year at UCL on

Leigh Fletcher

Dr. Leigh N. Fletcher

Associate Professor in Planetary Science at the University of Leicester

RAS Awards:

2007 Keith Runcorn Prize for Best UK Thesis in Geophysics 2010 Winton Capital Award in Geophysics

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Matt Taylor

My name is Matt Taylor, I work for the European Space Agency as a Project Scientist in the Directorate of Science.

I was honoured to be awarded the RAS 2018 Service Award for Geophysics, for my work with the ESA Rosetta mission to a comet

Becky Parker

I’m a physics teacher and love working with young people where together we can do amazing things like putting a new style cosmic ray detector payload in space.  I was so thrilled to win the Patrick Moore Medal in 2012.  I had managed to raise