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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.

Brexit for research News

Brexit for research

Published: 21 November 2017

Amid the uncertainty about what the UK's departure from the European Union will mean for science, here's one informed opinion on the pitfalls of the process.

Cassini goes retro News

Cassini goes retro

Published: 5 September 2017

As the Cassini mission heads for its high-impact ending on 15 September, the mission team have produced a series of posters with retro themes from art and advertising.

Eclipse weather News

Eclipse weather

Published: 20 August 2017

Does a solar eclipse change to weather? That's what Giles Harrison and Suzanne Gray wondered, so they turned to crowd-sourcing to find out.

Celebrating Cassini News

Celebrating Cassini

Published: 17 August 2017

As the enduringly successful Cassini-Huygens mission swoops ever closer to Saturn, RAS President John Zarnecki looks back at what it has uncovered about the surprisingly complex moon, Titan.

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.

SHA Picnic 2017 News

SHA Picnic 2017

Published: 2 July 2017

The annual summer picnic for the Society for the History of Astronomy this year was held in Liverpool, on Saturday 1st July 2017.