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Royal Astronomical Society Aug 19
Join for a blue plaque unveiling which celebrates the life of Thomas Cooke, a 19th century nationally-renowned maker of and other optical instruments. The unveiling takes place at 11:30am on Friday 23rd August at the 🔭✨
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Royal Astronomical Society Aug 18
Emily Drabek-Maunder () discusses the return of research astronomy to the Royal Observatory Greenwich & the Annie Maunder Astrographic Telescope, requesting researchers get involved through research projects: Img: Nat. Maritime Museum
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Royal Astronomical Society Aug 13
Read Sue Bowler's summary of a recent survey carried out by the RAS, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Institute of Physics which highlights the need to improve our workplaces for LGBT+ physical scientists in this month's A&G:
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Royal Astronomical Society Aug 13
Are you a disabled scientist working in , or know someone who is? Please get in touch with - the charity is looking for role models to inspire others into the sector 🚀🔭
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Royal Astronomical Society Aug 12
We’re proud to be working with as part of 🚀✨ “These subjects are vital for the future, and it’s so important that initiatives like this are supported by government.”
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Royal Astronomical Society Aug 12
We'll be at the UK Space Conference 2019 24-26 September! 🚀There's still time left to register to join us, and you can view the full programme of events here:
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Royal Astronomical Society Aug 11
to everyone celebrating Eid al-Adha! Eid al-Adha will end on August 15, the night of the full moon 🌸🌕
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Royal Astronomical Society Aug 8
New research led by has revealed that dead can ‘broadcast’ for up to a billion years:
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Royal Astronomical Society Aug 7
Astronomers from have identified a rare moment in the life of some of the universe’s most energetic objects, quasars, which could shed light on how and their host evolve:
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Royal Astronomical Society Aug 7
Scientists peer deep into the heart of quasars, with exciting new findings published in :
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Royal Astronomical Society Aug 7
Jodrell Bank has recently been added to the list of World Heritage sites, as has the Risco Caído and the sacred mountains of Gran Canaria. Clive Ruggles explains the background for these decisions in August's A&G: 🔭
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Royal Astronomical Society Aug 7
An international team of astrophysicists from , and have detected repeating outflows of hot wind close to a black hole at least 25,000 light-years from Earth:
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Royal Observatory Jul 19
Want to learn more about sighting and how Islam has impacted modern astronomy? Join us for our popular Astronomy and Islam shows at 10am on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July, for a planetarium show and practical demonstration!
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Royal Astronomical Society Aug 6
A-level students Bluebelle, Sula, and Maxine discuss their poster on Gaia data with at
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The Royal Society Aug 5
John Wrottesley FRS, the British astronomer and President of the Royal Society was born in 1798. Wrottesley was a founding member of the and served as their President too!
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Royal Astronomical Society Aug 4
The new issue of A&G is out! For the 50th anniversary of the landing, John Pernet-Fisher and colleagues look back on the missions and how they have shaped the development of lunar science. Read for free here: Image credit:
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Royal Astronomical Society Aug 3
In this video, discusses how techniques that were developed for astronomy are helping locate underground fires with at
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Royal Astronomical Society Aug 2
We’re excited to be part of ’s Open Your Eyes project, which will use skills developed through in astronomy to better the lives of disadvantaged people 🔭✨🌖
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Royal Astronomical Society Aug 2
There are less than two weeks left to apply for RAS grants! For grants supporting studies in and , see here: , for grants supporting education and outreach projects, see here: . Deadline 15 August.
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Royal Astronomical Society Aug 1
Congratulations to on its 30th anniversary! 🚀🎒 Read more here:
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