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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…
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…
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…
Sarah Crowther, Annie Maunder Medal winner, 2019 For the full article click here.  What does the Annie Maunder Medal mean to you? I was stunned – I had no idea I'd been nominated so I had to read the email three times before I convinced myself it…
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 funds…