Education

Map of the UK. Google 2012.
This list complements the outreach map, which is a searchable tool for looking for astronomers and geophysicists willing to do outreach. This list may not be as up to date as the outreach map. If you would like to be added to this list please get in…
Lunar eclipse January 31 2018 California Alfredo Garcia Jr
Overnight on the 27-28th July 2018, skywatchers across the UK will be able to see a total eclipse of the Moon. This spectacular event is easy to see and also fairly rare, with the next chance to catch one from the UK not until January 2019. A total…
Front cover of the RAS careers booklet
Here at the RAS we have worked to create a brand new careers booklet highlighting the skills you get from studying astronomy and geophysics, and opportunities in and away from the space industry. The careers booklet also contains some excellent case…
Tracey Caldwell Dyson in the Cupola of the ISS
Contents Introduction Astronomy as a hobby Getting to know the night sky Buying a telescope Astronomy as a career Resource List: Planispheres Suggested Reading Software Societies Astronomical Holidays Distance Learning courses Introduction This…
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. This procedural guidance…
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…
AstroBoost logo
Using JWST science to survey public engagement activity, inspire amateur astronomers and showcase UK involvement to the public. Astroboost phase one is now complete and ready for launch! Follow the links at the bottom of this article to view the…
Here is a useful presentation by Dr Helen Klus, assistant editor for MNRAS and Social Media RAS, about being autistic.  
An astronomer showing a child where to look through a telescope; using the eyepiece.
Scopes4SEN is a registered charity located in Tissington, Derbyshire. They work to provide free telescopes and other astronomy tools and materials for special educational needs schools and hospitals around the UK. They would be happy to hear from…
GCSE Astronomy specification set by Edexcel
The Education and Outreach team, along with some Fellows, have been teaching GCSE Astronomy at the RAS and at local schools since 2015. There are currently three RAS GCSE Astronomy classes taking place, with examinations in 2019 and 2020. One is…