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Patrick Moore Medal for primary science

Patrick Moore Medal for primary science People

Patrick Moore Medal for primary science

Published: 31 July 2018

Jenny Lister, winner of the RAS Patrick Moore Medal for 2018, talks about Tim Peake, telescope and learning alongside the children she teaches.

Citizen seismology

Citizen seismology News

Citizen seismology

Published: 30 July 2018

If you have a smartphone in your pocket, you could be a citizen scientist. Aftab Khan and colleagues discuss how seismology can benefit from new technology.

Wisdom of the football crowd

Wisdom of the football crowd News

Wisdom of the football crowd

Published: 30 July 2018

Enthusiasm is one of the most effective tools for a teacher – and football has a lot of enthusiastic fans among schoolchildren. A new RAS200 project brings geophysics to the fans, as described by RAS Outreach Officer Lucinda Offer.

Joining forces with JunoCam

Joining forces with JunoCam RAS

Joining forces with JunoCam

Published: 27 July 2018

NASA's Juno spacecraft currently orbiting Jupiter offers an opportunity for amateur observers to collaborate with mission scientists – to mutual benefit.

New issue of A&G ready to read

New issue of A&G ready to read News

New issue of A&G ready to read

Published: 25 July 2018

The August issue of A&G is ready to read on-line, with a citizen science focus, but also articles about distinguished scientists, past and present, space weather and. how to promote string scientific ethics.

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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