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Patrick Moore Medal for primary science

Patrick Moore Medal for primary science People

Patrick Moore Medal for primary science

Published: 31 July 2018

Jenny Lister, winner of the RAS Patrick Moore Medal for 2018, talks about Tim Peake, telescope and learning alongside the children she teaches.

Unveiling the Mary Adela Blagg plaque

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Unveiling the Mary Adela Blagg plaque

Published: 9 May 2018

The small town of Cheadle, Staffordshire, now has a monument to selenographer (and one of the first women Fellows of the RAS) Mary Blagg.

Caroline Herschel celebrated

Caroline Herschel celebrated People

Caroline Herschel celebrated

Published: 16 March 2018

The Royal Astronomical Society and the William Herschel Society have announced the initiation of a Caroline Herschel Prize, to recognise excellence among women astronomers at early stages in their careers.

Planets and people

Planets and people Blog

Planets and people

Published: 23 January 2018

A great resource for workers in planetary science – and those seeking to boost diversity in science.

Planets and people

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A great resource for workers in planetary science – and those seeking to boost diversity in science.

Astronomy, BPD and Me

Astronomy, BPD and Me Blog

Astronomy, BPD and Me

Published: 21 July 2017

Understanding my mental health issues and my obsession with Astrophysics and how I have managed to hold on tightly to my passion whilst battling with my demons.

Astronomy, BPD and Me

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Understanding my mental health issues and my obsession with Astrophysics and how I have managed to hold on tightly to my passion whilst battling with my demons.

Mad about the menopause

Mad about the menopause Blog

Mad about the menopause

Published: 18 July 2017

“But they cannot be trusted with important decisions during the days when they have
periods”, he said. I was totally shocked and did not know what to say.

Mad about the menopause

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“But they cannot be trusted with important decisions during the days when they have
periods”, he said. I was totally shocked and did not know what to say.

Hidden Figures: Behind the Numbers

Hidden Figures: Behind the Numbers Blog

Hidden Figures: Behind the Numbers

Published: 23 April 2017

Hidden figures is the story of three African-American female Mathematicians who worked for NASA and contributed to American winning the great space race.

Hidden Figures: Behind the Numbers

Hidden Figures: Behind the Numbers Content

Hidden figures is the story of three African-American female Mathematicians who worked for NASA and contributed to American winning the great space race.

Opening Boundaries in Astronomy

Opening Boundaries in Astronomy Outreach

Opening Boundaries in Astronomy

Published: 10 February 2017

Winter School on Astronomy brings nations together to pursue astronomy

Vera Rubin

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Vera Rubin

Published: 28 December 2016

Vera Rubin, who died aged 88 on 25 December, was a distinguished astrophysicist and Gold Medalist of the RAS, who built her career on data that conflicted with received wisdom.

Ada Lovelace Day Live!

Ada Lovelace Day Live! Blog

Ada Lovelace Day Live!

Published: 21 October 2016

To celebrate the centenary of women being allowed to be Fellows of the RAS we were Platinum Sponsors of Ada Lovelace Day 2016.

Ada Lovelace Day Live!

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To celebrate the centenary of women being allowed to be Fellows of the RAS we were Platinum Sponsors of Ada Lovelace Day 2016.

The Cathedral of Stars (2)

The Cathedral of Stars  (2) Outreach

The Cathedral of Stars (2)

Published: 9 October 2016

A beautiful parish church transforms from ‘The Cathedral of the South Downs’ into ‘The Cathedral of Stars’, providing a haunting backdrop for a celestial trip of a lifetime.

Solar century

Solar century People

Solar century

Published: 2 October 2016

Annie Maunder was a clever, determined and resourceful solar physicist who pursued her science despite significant obstacles. Her insights and observations remain valuable today.

Leading from Cheadle

Leading from Cheadle People

Leading from Cheadle

Published: 29 September 2016

Mary Blagg mapped the Moon and analysed variable stars from a small town in Staffordshire, where a memorial to her work now stands.

Women together

Women together RAS

Women together

Published: 11 August 2016

Find all the articles celebrating Women and the RAS in one place at Oxford University Press.

Nottingham Astronomical Society 70th Birthday

Nottingham Astronomical Society 70th Birthday Blog

Nottingham Astronomical Society 70th Birthday

Published: 30 July 2016

2016 marks Nottingham Astronomical Society's 70th Birthday

Nottingham Astronomical Society 70th Birthday

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2016 marks Nottingham Astronomical Society's 70th Birthday

Teacher at sea

Teacher at sea Outreach

Teacher at sea

Published: 26 February 2016

UK schools are going live to the Mid-Atlantic for real-time geophysics from a teacher at sea.

Women at the RAS once again

Women at the RAS once again RAS

Women at the RAS once again

Published: 8 February 2016

The sometimes stately proceedings of the Royal Astronomical Society Ordinary (A&G) Meeting were enlivened by a performance from the Time Will Tell theatre company on 8 January this year.

Caroline’s cover

Caroline’s cover News

Caroline’s cover

Published: 1 February 2016

Our February cover is a composite made from a silhouette of Caroline Herschel and an open star cluster that she discovered in 1783 – known as “Caroline’s Rose”.

Meet the women

Meet the women Blog

Meet the women

Published: 23 January 2016

I’m enjoying making the acquaintance of some women astronomers who have contributed to the Royal Astronomical Society.

Meet the women

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I’m enjoying making the acquaintance of some women astronomers who have contributed to the Royal Astronomical Society.

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