Outreach

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…
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…
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…
Logo for the celebration of 100 years of the International Astronomical Union 1919-2019
    SSVI activity with students in Belgium. Credit: SSVI The Belgian initiative Sterren Schitteren voor Iedereen (SSVI) and Universe Awareness (UNAWE) are giving away 10 Bresser Refractor telescopes signed by astronauts to support astronomy…
An image of Fun Palaces logo combined with RAS logo to make Make Space! @RAS event
  Fun Palaces 2018 event - Make Space! @RAS Free and open to all! Come and Make Space! with us at the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), a Fun Palaces event of 2018, where we will don our space hats and contemplate comets, make Moon craters and…
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This  resource  pack  includes  a collection of websites,  documents  and  activities  to  help  young  astronomers  and  leaders  of  STEM  clubs  and  extra-curricular  groups  to  gain  experience  and  knowledge  of  aspects  of  astronomy,  …
Electronic newsletters available from other sources astro-ph Astronomy e-print archive at Los Alamos (Southampton mirror). Active Galaxies Newsletter Electronic Active Galaxies Newsletter. AGB Newsletter Electronic publication covering stellar…
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Every September the Society takes part in 'Open House London'  Members of the public wishing to visit the premises are welcome to do so! Open House London is the Capital's largest architectural showcase. It is a simple but powerful concept: in…
The transit of Venus in 2004. Credit: Charles Barclay
The most recent Transit of Venus occured on 5-6 June 2012. No further transits will be visible until 2117. In astronomy, a 'transit' occurs when a smaller body passes in front of a larger one. A 'Transit of Venus' happens when Venus is seen in…