Diversity

The RAS is committed to creating an environment where diversity is celebrated and everyone is treated fairly, regardless of sex, gender, disability, ethnic origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital status, age, or nationality.

At the RAS we are committed to supporting our Fellows and ensuring the Code of Conduct and Diversity and Inclusion Policy is adhered to.

Our anonymous reporting form allows you to report something anonymously that you might have witnessed

The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) has the strategic aim of engaging a range of audiences with astronomy, geophysics and other closely related branches of science. Key groups for this work are children and young adults.

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SCIENTISTS MUST CREATE CULTURE OF TOLERANCE TO IMPROVE LGBT+ RETENTION A new survey from the Royal Astronomical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Physics has shown that the workplace for LGBT+ physical scientists is

Pride in STEM, House of STEM, and InterEngineering are proud to announce the launch of the first ever International Day of LGBT+ people in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths, called LGBTSTEM Day, to be celebrated on 5 July 2018.

The first meeting of the LGBT+ physicists’ and astronomers’ network took place in March 2016. This was an opportunity for members from both the Institute of Physics and RAS to share their thoughts about the support that professional membership

Here is a useful presentation by Lucy Williams, assistant editor for MNRAS, about working with visually impaired astronomers and colleagues.

Here is a useful presentation by Dr Helen Klus, assistant editor for MNRAS and Social Media RAS, about being autistic.

 

Travel expenses for RAS diversity ambassador visits to schools

The RAS has partnered with STEMNET to create a new scheme called the 'diversity ambassador scheme'. This is part of our ongoing commitment to broaden the diversity of people engaging

On 14 January 1916, four women finally won the right to be elected to fellowship of the Royal Astronomical Society, recognising their achievement in astronomy and geophysics. To celebrate this anniversary, in 2016 the RAS told the stories of