Education

Map of the UK. Google 2012.
This list complements the outreach map, which is a searchable tool for looking for astronomers and geophysicists willing to do outreach. This list may not be as up to date as the outreach map. If you would like to be added to this list please get…
Lunar eclipse January 31 2018 California Alfredo Garcia Jr
Overnight on the 27-28th July 2018, skywatchers across the UK will be able to see a total eclipse of the Moon. This spectacular event is easy to see and also fairly rare, with the next chance to catch one from the UK not until January 2019. A total…
Front cover of the RAS careers booklet
Here at the RAS we have worked to create a brand new careers booklet highlighting the skills you get from studying astronomy and geophysics, and opportunities in and away from the space industry. The careers booklet also contains some excellent case…
Tracey Caldwell Dyson in the Cupola of the ISS
Contents Introduction Astronomy as a hobby Getting to know the night sky Buying a telescope Astronomy as a career Resource List: Planispheres Suggested Reading Software Societies Astronomical Holidays Distance Learning courses…
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 guidance…
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…
AstroBoost logo
Using JWST science to survey public engagement activity, inspire amateur astronomers and showcase UK involvement to the public. Astroboost phase one is now complete and ready for launch! Follow the links at the bottom of this article to view the…
exoplanets outside our Solar System
Young people given the chance to name a planet! Between Friday 6th September and Friday 18th October, schools and youth organisations across the country can make their naming suggestions via an online submission form on the UK Exoworld website.…
Kathy Whaler
I’m Kathy Whaler, Professor of Geophysics at the University of Edinburgh, and I received the Price Medal in 2013 and the Award for Service to Geophysics in 2019. Although I toyed with the idea of studying Geophysics for my first degree, eventually…
Chris Davies
I am an Associate Professor at the University of Leeds, interested in the dynamics and evolution of deep planetary interiors and how these bodies generate global magnetic fields. I received the Winton Capital award (G) for work showing how our…