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A Brownie's eye view

A Brownie's eye view Outreach

A Brownie's eye view

Published: 31 May 2019

The RAS has invested in a new Brownie badge about space – find out what one Brownie thinks about it.

Student rocket scientists

Student rocket scientists People

Student rocket scientists

Published: 30 May 2019

Meet the Sheffield University students who went to a rocket competition in the US and won a prize.

The 30th RAS picnic

The 30th RAS picnic News

The 30th RAS picnic

Published: 13 May 2019

Expect fun, friends and more than a little mayhem at the annual RAS picnic on 21 July 2019

Dancing to the Sounds of Space

Dancing to the Sounds of Space Outreach

Dancing to the Sounds of Space

Published: 26 March 2019

Whistlers and chorus are plasma waves in the upper atmosphere; Nigel P Meredith describes how converting them to sounds opens the doors to a wide range of outreach activities with artists and gamers.

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

Variety – and music – are the spice of life for Morgan

Variety – and music – are the spice of life for Morgan News

Variety – and music – are the spice of life for Morgan

Published: 8 November 2018

Life in the day of Morgan Hollis
Assistant Editor in the RAS Editorial Office and Deputy Press Officer.

Learning on the job

Learning on the job Blog

Learning on the job

Published: 15 October 2018

Joe Davies tells all about his time as a summer intern on Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Learning on the job

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Joe Davies tells all about his time as a summer intern on Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

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.

Colonel Mark Beaufoy and the first RAS instrument donations

Colonel Mark Beaufoy and the first RAS instrument donations RAS

Colonel Mark Beaufoy and the first RAS instrument donations

Published: 6 August 2018

The two beautiful regulator clocks that hang outside the Council Room at Burlington House are important items in the Society’s historic instruments collection, writes Beth Gaskell. They are two of the first instruments to be donated to the Society in 1827.

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.

Meeting the friends

Meeting the friends RAS

Meeting the friends

Published: 5 July 2018

A talk to the friends of the RAS provided an opportunity to chat with interesting – and interested –people.

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.

Australian National Oral History Project

Australian National Oral History Project People

Australian National Oral History Project

Published: 26 March 2018

Ragbir Bhathal discusses the origins and successes of a project to record the variety of people involved in Australian scientific endeavour.

Caroline Herschel celebrated

Caroline Herschel celebrated People

Caroline Herschel celebrated

Published: 16 March 2018

The Royal Astronomical Society and the William Herschel Society have announced the initiation of a Caroline Herschel Prize, to recognise excellence among women astronomers at early stages in their careers.

RAS at 231st AAS

RAS at 231st AAS News

RAS at 231st AAS

Published: 10 January 2018

A reception at the 231st AAS Meeting in Washington DC was a chance for US Fellows to get together and meet the RAS President.

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.

Attending the LGBT+STEMinar?

Attending the LGBT+STEMinar? News

Attending the LGBT+STEMinar?

Published: 1 December 2017

Researchers in RAS fields planning to attend the LGBT+Steminar in January 2018 can now apply for bursaries towards the cost.

My summer at the RAS

My summer at the RAS People

My summer at the RAS

Published: 23 October 2017

Yasmin Chowdhury joined the team at Burlington House over the summer – and discovered what it takes to get papers into the journals and science out to policy-makers.

Coll and the Cosmos

Coll and the Cosmos Blog

Coll and the Cosmos

Published: 2 October 2017

A beautiful logo from a booklet made to celebrate a Care for Carers trip to the Isle of Coll – a tangible indication of the effectiveness of one of the RAS200 outreach projects discussed at Burlington House last week.

Coll and the Cosmos

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A beautiful logo from a booklet made to celebrate a Care for Carers trip to the Isle of Coll – a tangible indication of the effectiveness of one of the RAS200 outreach projects discussed at Burlington House last week.

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