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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 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.

Happy Birthday MIST News

Happy Birthday MIST

Published: 26 November 2018

It's fifty years since the UK's magnetosphere, ionosphere and solar terrestrial physicists started to get together, hold meetings and develop their community, a group supported by the RAS form the start. Mike Lockwood looks back – and forwards.

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/

Citizen seismology News

Citizen seismology

Published: 30 July 2018

If you have a smartphone in your pocket, you could be a citizen scientist. Aftab Khan and colleagues discuss how seismology can benefit from new technology.

Wisdom of the football crowd News

Wisdom of the football crowd

Published: 30 July 2018

Enthusiasm is one of the most effective tools for a teacher – and football has a lot of enthusiastic fans among schoolchildren. A new RAS200 project brings geophysics to the fans, as described by RAS Outreach Officer Lucinda Offer.