Announcements

Dr Cosimo Inserra wins EAS Merac Prize
Dr Cosimo Inserra of Cardiff University has won the European Astronomical Society’s Merac Prize for Observational Astrophysics, recognising the best early career researchers. Dr Inserra is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and obtained his P…
We Share the Same Moon - Light series
  We Share the Same Moon is a free online resource for science educators around the globe to champion the use of storytelling as a stimulus for science learning. In March 2021 we will be exploring the theme: What is Light? A series exploring light…
All About Mars resources from National Astronomy Week for parents, teachers and students
The Royal Astronomical Society hosted the National Astronomy Week (NAW) for the United Kingdom in November 2020 whose focus was Mars, the planet. You can learn more about the event here: https://astronomyweek.org.uk/ With the successful landing of t…
National Astronomy Meeting to be a Virtual Conference
In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the  Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) and the University of Bath have decided to hold the National Astronomy Meeting (NAM 2021) as a virtual conference from 19-23 July. We are all in an unprecedented and…
Publishing now and in the future
The RAS journals had a makeover in 2020, with new covers to mark the Society's bicentenary. Royal Astronomical Society Licence type All Rights Reserved…
200 years of the RAS: Publishing progress
The RAS has been publishing scientific research for almost 200 years. In a new exploration of our publishing history in A&G, assistant editors Bella Lock and Louise Alexander review how the Society's world-class journals began and evolved. Read…
Professor Sir Arnold Wolfendale, 1927-2020
The Royal Astronomical Society offers its sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Professor Sir Arnold Wolfendale, who has died at the age of 93. Professor Wolfendale completed his PhD at the University of Manchester in 1953, wh…
Royal Astronomical Society Honours Stars of Astronomy and Geophysics
The Royal Astronomical Society today announced the 2021 winners of its medals and prizes, awarded to scientists around the world for significant achievement in the fields of astronomy and geophysics. Their work encompasses topics as diverse as the i…
Gaia: most accurate data ever for nearly two billion stars
Today (3 December), an international team of astronomers announced the most detailed ever catalogue of the stars in a huge swathe of our Milky Way galaxy. The measurements of stellar positions, movement, brightness and colours are in the third early…
GJI 2020 Student Author Award winners announced
Geophysical Journal International (GJI) is delighted to announce the winners of its Student Author Awards for 2020.  The awards are designed to recognise and acknowledge the best papers submitted to GJI by young scientists in the field. Manuscripts…