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Eddington's total eclipse

Eddington's total eclipse News

Eddington's total eclipse

Published: 21 August 2017

As people across the USA watch a total eclipse of the Sun, think back 98 years to one visible to far fewer people but of great significance to astrophysics

Stars that rock

Stars that rock News

Stars that rock

Published: 18 August 2016

Asteroseismology lets astronomers examine galactic archaeology, stellar interiors and strange binary systems – and it owes a lot to the hunt for exoplanets and missions such as Kepler.

Using the universe

Using the universe News

Using the universe

Published: 3 August 2016

There are a lot of useful resources in space – and entrepreneurs are going to be exploring them soon. RAS Meeting organisers Ian Crawford, Martin Elvis and James Carpenter draw together some new ideas in their A&G article.

Sunset strips

Sunset strips Outreach

Sunset strips

Published: 26 February 2016

Astronomy in the city is a lot more spectacular when the city has a street grid aligned close to east–west, as in New York.

Caroline’s cover

Caroline’s cover News

Caroline’s cover

Published: 1 February 2016

Our February cover is a composite made from a silhouette of Caroline Herschel and an open star cluster that she discovered in 1783 – known as “Caroline’s Rose”.

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