Education

Ingo Waldmann
My name is Ingo Waldmann and I’m a lecturer in astrophysics at the University College London (UCL). In 2019 I won the RAS Fowler Award (G) for my work in machine learning to characterising the atmospheres of extrasolar planets. Exoplanets are…
Jim Hough
My name is James Hough and I won the 2018 RAS Gold medal (A) for my experimental contribution to the detection of gravitational waves from coalescing black holes in the Universe by the LIGO/Virgo detector collaboration. My whole career has…
Helen Mason
RAS Annie Maunder Medal for Outreach, 2018 Helen Mason has a passion for studying the Sun, which she loves to share with everyone - students, school children, the public, indeed anyone who will listen, even at music festivals like SolarSphere and…
Rishi Mistry
I completed my MSci at Imperial College London in Physics. I had not previously considered doing a PhD but in my final year I worked on data from the Cassini satellite and found the research really interesting, and decided that spending a few more…
Angela Bentley
Head of Department: Earth Sciences Head of Subject: Geography Patrick Moore Medal 2019 – for Outstanding Contribution to Education I have been teaching in schools and sixth form colleges since my mid-twenties and have been at Aquinas 6th College…
Baojiu Li
Prof. Baojiu Li was awarded the RAS Fowler (A) Award in 2019, the Winton Capital Prize in 2013 and the Michael Penston Thesis Prize in 2010. He received his BSc degree from Tsinghua University, China in 2004, MPhys from the Chinese University of…
Affelia Wibisono
I'm Affelia Wibisono, a PhD Student at Mullard Space Science Laboratory and I recently received the Rishbeth Prize for Best Student Talk at NAM 2019. I completed my MSci Physics degree at Royal Holloway, University of London and went on to have a…
Matt Taylor
My name is Matt Taylor, I work for the European Space Agency as a Project Scientist in the Directorate of Science. I was honoured to be awarded the RAS 2018 Service Award for Geophysics, for my work with the ESA Rosetta mission to a comet. A…
An astronomer showing a child where to look through a telescope; using the eyepiece.
Scopes4SEN is a registered charity located in Tissington, Derbyshire. They work to provide free telescopes and other astronomy tools and materials for special educational needs schools and hospitals around the UK. They would be happy to hear from…
GCSE Astronomy specification set by Edexcel
The Education and Outreach team, along with some Fellows, have been teaching GCSE Astronomy at the RAS and at local schools since 2015. There are currently three RAS GCSE Astronomy classes taking place, with examinations in 2019 and 2020. One is…