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Publié le mardi 20 octobre 2015


The Royal Astronomical Society, encourages and promotes the study of astronomy, solar-system science, geophysics and closely related branches of science. The RAS organizes scientific meetings in Burlington House, its London HQ, and throughout the country, publishes international research and review journals, recognizes outstanding achievements by the award of medals and prizes, maintains an extensive library, supports education through grants and outreach activities and represents UK astronomy nationally and internationally.

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Australian desert telescope views sky in radio technicolour
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A telescope located deep in the West Australian outback has shown what the Universe would look like if human eyes could see radio waves. Published today in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, the GaLactic and Extragalactic All-sky MWA, or ‘GLEAM’ survey, has produced a (...)
RAS email interruption
Octobre 2016
Apologies, RAS staff are currently unable to receive incoming emails for the remainder of the day as the email server is down, therefore if you need to contact us urgently please call 0207 734 3307.
RAS website
Octobre 2016
Apologies, the RAS email server is currently down and won’t be back up until lunchtime today, therefore if you need to contact us urgently please call 0207 734 3307.
The RAS sponsors Ada Lovelace Day Live !
Octobre 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 was founded by Suw Charman-Anderson in 2009 and aims to raise the profile of women in science, technology, engineering and maths by encouraging people (...)
A universe of two trillion galaxies
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An international team of astronomers, led by Christopher Conselice, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Nottingham, have found that the universe contains at least two trillion galaxies, ten times more than previously thought. The team’s work, which began with seed-corn funding from (...)
Astronomy is a big star of Ada Lovelace Day
Octobre 2016
100 years ago the first women became Fellows of the Royal Astronomical Society. To mark this anniversary, the RAS is a platinum sponsor of Ada Lovelace Day (ALD) on 11 October, which celebrates the achievements of women in science. ALD Live ! is the flagship event of the day, highlighting (...)
Detonating white dwarfs as supernovae
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A new mathematical model created by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, describes how dead stars called white dwarfs could detonate, producing a type of explosion that is instrumental to measuring the extreme distances in our universe. The mechanism, described (...)
Astronomers observe star reborn in a flash
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Using the Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of astronomers has been able to study stellar evolution in real time. Over a period of 30 years dramatic increases in the temperature of the star SAO 244567 have been observed. Now the star is cooling again, having been reborn into an (...)
Sun|trek : Here Comes the Sun
Septembre 2016
Helen Mason, FRAS, has been awarded an STFC Public Engagement Fellowship. Helen’s project will capitalise on her diverse range of current activities to develop a lasting legacy of her work with schools (the Sun, space (Tim Peake) and art). The main objective is to inspire students to engage (...)
Astronomers identify a young heavyweight star in the Milky Way
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