Early Career Poster Exhibition

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RAS Early Career Poster Exhibition 2020

With NAM cancelled this year, the RAS are hosting an online poster exhibition for early career researchers, professionals, and students from across astronomy and geophysics.

Here you’ll find over 200 posters spanning a wide range of topics from black holes to active galactic nuclei, to Mars missions and outreach and education.

Posters are searchable by their authors, and research field tags.

Please take your time to look at the submissions, and get in touch with the authors!

We encourage you to tweet about the exhibition using the hashtag #RASposter2020. Please note that any communications relating to the exhibition must adhere to RAS Code of Conduct, available here.

A senior team of astronomers and geophysicists are judging the submissions based on the quality of the content, communication and design. Winners of the competition will be announced back here in November 2020.

Thanks for visiting and please do show your support for the early career researchers by sharing their submissions, and asking questions!

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Student (postgraduate)
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Space Science and Instrumentation

Accretion onto compact objects is one of the most fundamental processes in Astrophysics and facilitates mass transport onto a wide range of astrophysical objects, from planets and stars to supermassive black holes. The mass transport proceeds…

Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics

Protostellar disks play key roles for low-mass stars. They are involved in the accretion process, whereby the forming protostar is fed material by the disk, and disks are thought to be the nurseries of planets. As different processes occur within…

Student (postgraduate)
  • Remote Sensing
  • Solar system science
  • Space Science and Instrumentation

Following its selection as the landing site for the ExoMars rover “Rosalind Franklin”, the study and mapping of Oxia Planum ahead of its arrival is essential and ongoing. To aid in this effort an analysis of Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging…

Student (undergraduate)
  • Astrophysics
  • Data Science
  • Magnetospheric
  • Ionospheric and Solar Terrestrial
  • Solar system science
  • Space Education (tertiary)
  • Space Science and Instrumentation

Sun is an eventful place. There are some active regions on the sun's surface from where a large amount of magnetic tension is released in the form of Solar Flares. Such active regions are called Sunspots. They are measured in terms of…

Student (postgraduate)
  • Science Communication
  • Public Engagement and Outreach
  • Space Education (primary or secondary)

The challenges of teaching Astronomy concepts at secondary education have been well documented in the literature. Meaningful teaching of Astronomy is conceptually demanding, as some of the scientific explanation for everyday natural events are…

Recent Graduate
  • Data Science
  • Planetary Atmospheres
  • Remote Sensing
  • Solar system science

A key component of the Martian climate is wind, but the small number of scattered robotic landers on the surface cannot provide much information on the overall global wind patterns. Our current methods of understanding Martian wind include using…

Student (postgraduate)
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Data Science

In the passing decades, improved multi-wavelength telescopes have made it possible to peek at the most luminous objects in the Universe and ascertain the underlying physical phenomena. One such class of objects is the Galactic black hole X-ray…

Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Cosmology

Spectropolarimetry is a powerful technique that enables us to study interstellar and circumstellar dust along lines of sight to Type Ia Supernovae (by measuring the continuum polarization), and the supernova Ia (SNe Ia) ejecta asymmetry (by…

Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Data Science

We used 3.1 million spectroscopically labelled sources from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) to train an optimised random forest classifier using photometry from the SDSS and the Widefield Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE). We applied this…

Student (postgraduate)
  • Data Science
  • Geophysics
  • Magnetospheric
  • Ionospheric and Solar Terrestrial
  • Remote Sensing
  • Solar system science
  • Space Science and Instrumentation

Energetic neutral atom (ENA) observations contain useful information about ion and neutral abundances in planetary magnetospheres. They are created when energetic ions interact with a planet's neutral exosphere and transfer their charge onto…