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Artful science

Published: 4 December 2019

Artist Helen Schell uses creativity and craft to give another view of science – and it is a powerful tool for outreach.

Take your time

Take your time People

Take your time

Published: 2 December 2019

What do you do if your scientific questions demand extreme environments, or take place over hundreds or even thousands of years? You might think that means that experiments are not possible, but Charles Cockell and his colleagues would like to prove you wrong.

Looking through Chandra's eyes

Looking through Chandra's eyes News

Looking through Chandra's eyes

Published: 29 November 2019

This revolutionary X-ray telescope has unprecedented spatial resolution, comparable to ground-based optical telescopes for the first time. Read what Belinda J Wilkes, Director of the Chandra X-ray Center has to say about the project.

Revolutionary reading in A&G

Revolutionary reading in A&G News

Revolutionary reading in A&G

Published: 27 November 2019

The December issue of A&G is ready to read online right now.

Sounds of Space at Cambridge Festival of Ideas

Sounds of Space at Cambridge Festival of Ideas Outreach

Sounds of Space at Cambridge Festival of Ideas

Published: 5 November 2019

‘Sounds of space’ combines plasma wave science with music, dance, film and gaming to develop innovative outreach. We report on our latest performance which included experimental and interactive dance followed by a quiet and reflective audio/visual experience.

Predicting 370 years into the future

Predicting 370 years into the future News

Predicting 370 years into the future

Published: 6 February 2019

A prediction of the next easterly variation to be measured at London has been proved correct after 370 years.

From school to space

From school to space People

From school to space

Published: 4 February 2019

Supporting schoolchildren to carry our real research has many benefits – for teachers and scientists as well as the students themselves. Peter Hatfield of the University of Oxford writes about LUCID

Global geophysics for security

Global geophysics for security RAS

Global geophysics for security

Published: 4 February 2019

Seismology has the potential to locate nuclear tests, including those carried out by North Korea. The British Geophysical Association devoted their main annual meeting to the challenges of supporting global security.

Other Earths, other ionospheres...?

Other Earths, other ionospheres...? News

Other Earths, other ionospheres...?

Published: 1 February 2019

Our ionosphere makes our planet distinctive from space – but might an ionosphere also indicate Earth-like planets around other stars? Michael Mendillo ponders this question in the latest issue of A&G.

Happy Birthday MIST

Happy Birthday MIST News

Happy Birthday MIST

Published: 26 November 2018

It's fifty years since the UK's magnetosphere, ionosphere and solar terrestrial physicists started to get together, hold meetings and develop their community, a group supported by the RAS form the start. Mike Lockwood looks back – and forwards.

Astrobiology and Big History

Astrobiology and Big History News

Astrobiology and Big History

Published: 2 October 2018

Big history is the study of human civilisation in the context of the cosmos – and Ian Crawford argues that astrobiology is a logical partner in this endeavour.

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.

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