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Visualising Ptolemy's universe News

Visualising Ptolemy's universe

Published: 20 February 2017

The model of a universe with the Earth at its centre successfully described astronomical observations in antiquity. See how it worked with an orrery, the only one built using the geocentric model.

On the way to the star? News

On the way to the star?

Published: 1 February 2017

A mission to Proxima Centauri sounds as if it should take place in the distant future, but Breakthrough Starshot plans to get there in 70 years or so. Find out how in A&G.

Going (planetary) places News

Going (planetary) places

Published: 23 January 2017

The UK has a strong planetary science research community – not least among those starting their research careers. UK Planetary Forum showcased early career research in its meeting at Manchester, with a varied an interesting programme of talks and posters.

Congratulations Hilary! News

Congratulations Hilary!

Published: 7 December 2016

GJI Student Author Award-winner Hilary Martens has received her certificate as author of one of the best student papers of 2016 in Geophysical Journal International.

Mars gravity mapped News

Mars gravity mapped

Published: 10 October 2016

Slight variations in the orbits of three NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars have allowed researchers to produce a gravity map of the Red Planet, indicating that it has a liquid outer core.

Meeting for Ada News

Meeting for Ada

Published: 7 October 2016

The RAS is sponsoring Ada Lovelace Day, 11 October, this year, with an especial interest in ALD Live!, an evening of music, comedy and science fun.