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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.

Art for dark's sake News

Art for dark's sake

Published: 20 June 2017

Like art? Appreciate dark skies? Then thanks to the British Astronomical Association you can hire original art and benefit the BAA's work to preserve starry skies.

Victorian space weather News

Victorian space weather

Published: 12 June 2017

What did Victorian scientists think about the link between the Sun and the Earth? A blog by Lee MacDonald of the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford sheds light on how early ideas about aurora developed

Cosmic Collisions News

Cosmic Collisions

Published: 9 June 2017

Come and experience cosmology, art and performance combined in one weekend at Crawick Multiverse, a new 'artland' in southern Scotland.

Jubilate: William Herschel's music News

Jubilate: William Herschel's music

Published: 23 April 2017

In 1767, William Herschel was appointed Bath's Director of Music. The William Herschel Museum is celebrating the 250th anniversary of this event with an exhibition about the musical life of Bath when the Herschels lived and worked there.

Channels in the Channel News

Channels in the Channel

Published: 28 March 2017

The end of the last Ice Age left a trail of waterborne destruction in North America – and, it seems in the English channel. The 2016 Harold Jeffreys Lecture by Jenny Collier describes how it was found.

Zombie Zooniverse News

Zombie Zooniverse

Published: 23 March 2017

Citizen scientists wanted, to hunt zombies. Zombie astrophotographs, that is! This new Zooniverse project asks for volunteers to find old astronomical images in scanned journals and restore them to research life.