Announcements

RAS AGM & Council Elections 2021
Voting is now open for the 2021 Council Elections, the results of which will be announced at the 2021 online AGM on Friday 14 May. Details of how Fellows can attend the online AGM will be emailed to them this week. Fellows are invited to log in to R…
Can you help us find the Moon Trees?
There could be as many as 15 Moon Trees in the UK – trees grown from seeds flown around the Moon by NASA astronaut Stuart Roosa on the Apollo 14 mission in 1971. But where are they now? The Royal Astronomical Society and the UK Space Agency would lov…
Dr Cosimo Inserra wins EAS Merac Prize
Dr Cosimo Inserra of Cardiff University has won the European Astronomical Society’s Merac Prize for Observational Astrophysics, recognising the best early career researchers. Dr Inserra is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and obtained his P…
We Share the Same Moon - Light series
  We Share the Same Moon is a free online resource for science educators around the globe to champion the use of storytelling as a stimulus for science learning. In March 2021 we explored the theme: What is Light? A series exploring light and assoc…
All About Mars resources from National Astronomy Week for parents, teachers and students
The Royal Astronomical Society hosted the National Astronomy Week (NAW) for the United Kingdom in November 2020 whose focus was Mars, the planet. You can learn more about the event here: https://astronomyweek.org.uk/ With the successful landing of t…
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…