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Unveiling the Mary Adela Blagg plaque

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Unveiling the Mary Adela Blagg plaque

Published: 9 May 2018

The small town of Cheadle, Staffordshire, now has a monument to selenographer (and one of the first women Fellows of the RAS) Mary Blagg.

Eddington's total eclipse

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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

Jubilate: William Herschel's music

Jubilate: William Herschel's music News

Jubilate: William Herschel's music

Published: 23 April 2017

In 1767, William Herschel was appointed Bath's Director of Music. The William Herschel Museum is celebrating the 250th anniversary of this event with an exhibition about the musical life of Bath when the Herschels lived and worked there.

Society for the History of Astronomy Spring Conference, Cambridge

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Society for the History of Astronomy Spring Conference, Cambridge

Published: 16 April 2017

The Society for the History of Astronomy's 2017 Spring Conference being held at the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge.

Society for the History of Astronomy Spring Conference, Cambridge

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The Society for the History of Astronomy's 2017 Spring Conference being held at the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge.

Solar century

Solar century People

Solar century

Published: 2 October 2016

Annie Maunder was a clever, determined and resourceful solar physicist who pursued her science despite significant obstacles. Her insights and observations remain valuable today.

Cometocentric Conferences

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Cometocentric Conferences

Published: 30 September 2016

Many solar system researchers met at the Meteoroids 2016 (organised under IAU Commission F1) at ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk and Cometary Science After Rosetta Meeting 2016 at the Royal Society, London, both held in Jun 2016. The author was one of the participants.

Cometocentric Conferences

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Many solar system researchers met at the Meteoroids 2016 (organised under IAU Commission F1) at ESA/ESTEC, Noordwijk and Cometary Science After Rosetta Meeting 2016 at the Royal Society, London, both held in Jun 2016. The author was one of the participants.

Leading from Cheadle

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Leading from Cheadle

Published: 29 September 2016

Mary Blagg mapped the Moon and analysed variable stars from a small town in Staffordshire, where a memorial to her work now stands.

Women together

Women together RAS

Women together

Published: 11 August 2016

Find all the articles celebrating Women and the RAS in one place at Oxford University Press.

Nottingham Astronomical Society 70th Birthday

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Nottingham Astronomical Society 70th Birthday

Published: 30 July 2016

2016 marks Nottingham Astronomical Society's 70th Birthday

Nottingham Astronomical Society 70th Birthday

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2016 marks Nottingham Astronomical Society's 70th Birthday

Women at the RAS once again

Women at the RAS once again RAS

Women at the RAS once again

Published: 8 February 2016

The sometimes stately proceedings of the Royal Astronomical Society Ordinary (A&G) Meeting were enlivened by a performance from the Time Will Tell theatre company on 8 January this year.

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”.

Moon at Petworth

Moon at Petworth News

Moon at Petworth

Published: 13 January 2016

Thomas Harriot’s drawings of the Moon, some of the first telescopic images for more than 400 years ago, are on display at Petworth House until 6 March 2016.

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