Announcements

National Astronomy Meeting to be a Virtual Conference
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the  Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) and the University of Bath have decided to hold the National Astronomy Meeting (NAM 2021) as a virtual conference from 19-23 July. We are all in an unprecedented and…
Publishing now and in the future
The RAS journals had a makeover in 2020, with new covers to mark the Society's bicentenary. Royal Astronomical Society Licence type All Rights Reserved…
200 years of the RAS: Publishing progress
The RAS has been publishing scientific research for almost 200 years. In a new exploration of our publishing history in A&G, assistant editors Bella Lock and Louise Alexander review how the Society's world-class journals began and evolved. Read…
Professor Sir Arnold Wolfendale, 1927-2020
The Royal Astronomical Society offers its sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Professor Sir Arnold Wolfendale, who has died at the age of 93. Professor Wolfendale completed his PhD at the University of Manchester in 1953, wh…
Royal Astronomical Society Honours Stars of Astronomy and Geophysics
The Royal Astronomical Society today announced the 2021 winners of its medals and prizes, awarded to scientists around the world for significant achievement in the fields of astronomy and geophysics. Their work encompasses topics as diverse as the i…
Gaia: most accurate data ever for nearly two billion stars
Today (3 December), an international team of astronomers announced the most detailed ever catalogue of the stars in a huge swathe of our Milky Way galaxy. The measurements of stellar positions, movement, brightness and colours are in the third early…
GJI 2020 Student Author Award winners announced
Geophysical Journal International (GJI) is delighted to announce the winners of its Student Author Awards for 2020.  The awards are designed to recognise and acknowledge the best papers submitted to GJI by young scientists in the field. Manuscripts…
RAS Early Career Poster Exhibition Winners Announcement
With NAM cancelled in the RAS's 200th anniversary year, the RAS wanted to give early career researchers the opportunity to share their work in a format that is freely available to all. Led by the new RAS Early Careers Network (ECN), 272 students, pos…
RAS GCSE Astronomy Student 2020 Online Poster Competition launched!
Our online GCSE Astronomy poster competition is launched today! Did you study for GCSE Astronomy with a view to taking the exam in the summer of 2020? If so, you are eligible to enter our RAS GCSE Astronomy online poster competition. The RAS invit…
Take a look at Mars for National Astronomy Week!
We’ll be celebrating Mars in a series of free events for children and adults in National Astronomy Week. From 14 to 22 November, the NAW team will bring you discussions by leading scientists, astrobiologists, presenters and writers every day, and in…