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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

A day in the life of...Kim Clube, Editorial Office Manager

A day in the life of...Kim Clube, Editorial Office Manager People

A day in the life of...Kim Clube, Editorial Office Manager

Published: 1 September 2017

My job is really keeping everyone happy. Supporting our scientific editors, bringing out the best in the assistant editors and ensuring that authors have all they need to publish their excellent research in RAS journals.

Looking forward to 2020

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Looking forward to 2020

Published: 18 August 2017

Steve Miller, Chair of the RAS200 steering group at the Royal Astronomical Society, talks about what he hopes will come out of the RAS200 project.

So, you want to be an astronaut?

So, you want to be an astronaut? News

So, you want to be an astronaut?

Published: 9 August 2017

Astronomy and geophysics are well represented among the 12 finalists in the BBC2 series Astronauts: do you have what it takes?, which starts this sunday. And one of them owes his interest in the subject to an encounter with Patrick Moore.

Astronomy, BPD and Me

Astronomy, BPD and Me Blog

Astronomy, BPD and Me

Published: 21 July 2017

Understanding my mental health issues and my obsession with Astrophysics and how I have managed to hold on tightly to my passion whilst battling with my demons.

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Understanding my mental health issues and my obsession with Astrophysics and how I have managed to hold on tightly to my passion whilst battling with my demons.

Mad about the menopause

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Mad about the menopause

Published: 18 July 2017

“But they cannot be trusted with important decisions during the days when they have
periods”, he said. I was totally shocked and did not know what to say.

Mad about the menopause

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“But they cannot be trusted with important decisions during the days when they have
periods”, he said. I was totally shocked and did not know what to say.

A day in the life of ... Sheila Kanani

A day in the life of... Sheila Kanani Blog

A day in the life of... Sheila Kanani

Published: 28 June 2017

Dr Sheila Kanani is an inspiring female Astronomer working at the RAS, encouraging and promoting the study of Astronomy, Space Science and other closely related branches of science at schools and universities.

A day in the life of... Sheila Kanani

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Dr Sheila Kanani is an inspiring female Astronomer working at the RAS, encouraging and promoting the study of Astronomy, Space Science and other closely related branches of science at schools and universities.

A day in the life of...Sherell Salmon

A day in the life of...Sherell Salmon People

A day in the life of...Sherell Salmon

Published: 26 April 2017

Sherell Salmon is a frequent visitor of the RAS volunteering whenever she can to help develop her confidence and gain experience to learn what it is like to work in the real world.

Hidden Figures: Behind the Numbers

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Hidden Figures: Behind the Numbers

Published: 23 April 2017

Hidden figures is the story of three African-American female Mathematicians who worked for NASA and contributed to American winning the great space race.

Hidden Figures: Behind the Numbers

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Hidden figures is the story of three African-American female Mathematicians who worked for NASA and contributed to American winning the great space race.

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