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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.

Galaxy of Terror News

Galaxy of Terror

Published: 30 October 2019

Exoplanets may be scientific heaven for researchers, but NASA is highlighting their hellish side for Halloween this year with some new posters

After Apollo News

After Apollo

Published: 1 August 2019

What did we learn from Apollo and how has our knowledge of the Moon grown in the half century since astronauts walked on its surface?

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.

Searching the SETI haystack News

Searching the SETI haystack

Published: 29 March 2019

The search for extraterrestrial intelligence is like looking for a needle in a haystack – that unequivocal indication of intelligence in the morass of astrophysical noise coming to us from the universe. Steve Croft reviews the field.

Planning for passive seismic arrays News

Planning for passive seismic arrays

Published: 28 March 2019

Seismology is benefitting from new technology allowing passive seismic acquisition, and the UK needs to decide how to make the most of this new technology. The 2019 New Advances in Geophysics meeting addressed the issues facing future UK seismologists.