The RAS at 200: celebrating our bicentenary

RAS Open House 2019
Open House at the Royal Astronomical Society, September 2019. Executive Director Phil Diamond welcomes visitors to Burlington House.
(c) Royal Astronomical Society. Photo by Lynda Laird

In 2020 the Royal Astronomical Society will be 200 years old. We want our bicentenary to be a celebration for everyone connected to the RAS: our Fellows, our staff, and the organisations we work with.

Over the next 12 months we will be organising a series of events marking the anniversary. Our plan to is have something everyone can enjoy, from the opening reception for RAS Fellows at the Langham Hotel in London on 23rd January, to a special planetarium installed in Burlington House in February, and the largest-ever National Astronomy Meeting in Bath this coming July.

As details of all these events become available, we’ll post them here. In the meantime, you can reach us via Twitter, or check our Instagram, YouTube and Facebook channels for posts on what’s coming up, and highlights of what’s happened so far.