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Sci-fi, film and fantasy at Pluto

Sci-fi, film and fantasy at Pluto News

Sci-fi, film and fantasy at Pluto

Published: 30 September 2019

Pluto came into focus in 2015 when NASA's spacecraft New Horizons sent back images showing a surprisingly complex icy surface. Now its landscape has names, as Lucy Kissick describes.

Heritage ancient and modern

Heritage ancient and modern News

Heritage ancient and modern

Published: 2 August 2019

Astronomy is part of our heritage; now it is part of World heritage too, with sitesincurding Jodrell Bank on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Ice, ice baby

Ice, ice baby Blog

Ice, ice baby

Published: 25 June 2019

Astronomy and chemistry come together in the exploration of the universe for signs of the origin of life. And at the annual get-together of the Astrophysical Chemistry Group. Sue Bowler gets the flavour of their meeting.

Ice, ice baby

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Astronomy and chemistry come together in the exploration of the universe for signs of the origin of life. And at the annual get-together of the Astrophysical Chemistry Group. Sue Bowler gets the flavour of their meeting.

Getting down to detail

Getting down to detail News

Getting down to detail

Published: 29 May 2019

The devil is in the detail when it comes to astronomical images, and the more detail the better. An RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting on 'High resolution imaging in the visual and infrared' gave an overview of current research and future prospects.

What do astronomers want?

What do astronomers want? News

What do astronomers want?

Published: 27 March 2019

How do we use limited research funding to get the best outcomes for astronomy research? That's the question asked of the community by the Astronomy Advisory Committee of the Science and Technology Facilities Council – and here's the responses.

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.

Welcome to the party

Welcome to the party News

Welcome to the party

Published: 28 November 2018

Big stargazing events generate of lot of razzmatazz, but how much impact do they make? Karen Masters and colleagues had a look at the legacy of Stargazing Live events at Portsmouth.

Hydrogen molecular ions meeting

Hydrogen molecular ions meeting News

Hydrogen molecular ions meeting

Published: 22 November 2018

The role of the molecular ions of hydrogen in astronomy and planetary science comes under scrutiny at a Royal Society meeting in January 2019.

IAYC 2018

IAYC 2018 People

IAYC 2018

Published: 10 October 2018

The International Astronomical Youth Camp, 2018, was held in the UK for the second time in its 49 year history, last summer.

Pocket rockets

Pocket rockets News

Pocket rockets

Published: 3 October 2018

Imagine a fleet of small satellites able to work together, flying to deep space targets, hitching a lift on the launch of other spacecraft. As Roger Walker and his ESA colleagues write, this is now in the Space Agency's plans/

A DIY radio telescope

A DIY radio telescope Outreach

A DIY radio telescope

Published: 1 October 2018

If you want to do radio astronomy, then build yourself a radio telescope. That's what a group of students at the University of Exeter thought, and now they are ready to peer into the galactic centre.

RAS200 in Africa

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RAS200 in Africa

Published: 29 September 2018

The October issue of A&G covers one of the RAS200 Bicentenary outreach projects will be taking place in South Africa, using a major exhibition as the focus for astronomy education and outreach.

Gaia's three-dimensional sky

Gaia's three-dimensional sky News

Gaia's three-dimensional sky

Published: 3 September 2018

A flythrough of the galaxy based on the distribution of hot massive stars proves a spectacular movie.

Kielder’s new observatory

Kielder’s new observatory News

Kielder’s new observatory

Published: 14 July 2018

Ten years after it opened, Kielder Observatory has taken a big step forward with a new observatory building, the Gillian Dickinson Astroimaging Academy, and an enhanced range of events and courses.

Sea to stars launches in Cornwall

Sea to stars launches in Cornwall Blog

Sea to stars launches in Cornwall

Published: 3 May 2018

One of the Society’s Bicentenary outreach projects got off to a flying start over Easter, with a launch event that had Truro residents and tourists talking about astronomy.

Sea to stars launches in Cornwall

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One of the Society’s Bicentenary outreach projects got off to a flying start over Easter, with a launch event that had Truro residents and tourists talking about astronomy.

OU Astro Weekend

OU Astro Weekend People

OU Astro Weekend

Published: 2 May 2018

David Morris recounts a successful weekend for OU students – and for the RAS.

Stargazing at the Tower

Stargazing at the Tower Outreach

Stargazing at the Tower

Published: 22 March 2018

Don Kurtz will be speaking at an outreach event in the grounds of Houghton Tower in November this year, together with opportunities for stargazing whatever the weather.

All-round astronomy on your computer

All-round astronomy on your computer News

All-round astronomy on your computer

Published: 22 February 2018

Images have long been a powerful tool for both understanding and sharing understanding of the universe. But big data and better computing power means that you can now explore in three dimensions.

UK Olympiad success in Thailand

UK Olympiad success in Thailand News

UK Olympiad success in Thailand

Published: 4 December 2017

Five UK sixth-formers have returned from a successful International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics with medals and prizes.

Wave at Kepler

Wave at Kepler Outreach

Wave at Kepler

Published: 27 November 2017

NASA's hugely successful Kepler missing is getting close to the end of its life – but it's going to turn and look at Earth on 10 December and you could wave goodbye.

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