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Royal Astronomical Society Apr 24
Replying to @khabarmagazine
Hi. To clarify, 18 is the lowest possible age for election to Fellowship of the RAS. We're very happy to welcome Amal, but please note that he likely *isn't* the youngest Fellow, as there are several others of that age.
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Royal Astronomical Society Apr 22
We are proud to have been part of Geophysics in a Box, which was created by , and for part of 🌏⚽️🌑
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Royal Astronomical Society Apr 21
Happy Easter! Easter falls on the first Sunday, following the first full moon, after the March equinox. This year, the March equinox fell on a full moon, and so the next one was not until April 19th, Good Friday 🌕🌷🐣 Image credit:
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Royal Astronomical Society Apr 19
Fellows , don’t forget to vote in the 2019 Council Elections! Log in to to access details about this year's candidates and to vote online. The deadline for electronic voting is midday on Thurs 9 May. Find out more here
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Royal Astronomical Society Apr 19
Replying to @RoyalAstroSoc
If you're an astronomer or geophysicist and would like to become a Fellow of , you can find out more about how to join here
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Royal Astronomical Society Apr 19
Fellows , don’t forget to vote in the 2019 Council Elections! Log in to to access details about this year's candidates and to vote online. The deadline for electronic voting is midday on Thurs 9 May. Find out more here
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RAS Journals Apr 19
At we encourage you to upload your paper to free public repositories like arXiv. We'll even update your article DOI & link to the final published version if you provide us with your arXiv ID📚💻
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RAS Journals Apr 18
"The flare...represents one of the largest flares ever observed from an ultracool dwarf" 📡☀️
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Royal Astronomical Society Apr 18
Happy Birthday Hubble! 🎂🛰️ Congratulations to /, who have released this image of the Southern Crab Nebula to celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's 29th birthday 🎉
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RAS Journals Apr 18
Caroline Herschel became the first women to be presented with a Gold Medal from The Astronomical Society in 1828. This was documented in 🔭📚
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Royal Astronomical Society Apr 18
Only three weeks left to vote! 🗳️ Fellows of , don’t forget to vote in the 2019 council elections! Please follow the link below to see your voting options. The deadline for voting is May 9 ✨🔭
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Royal Astronomical Society Apr 18
observed on a tiny star roughly the size of Jupiter, in new research in Letters:
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Herschel Museum Apr 17
Lot of hands-on experiments at our joint Shine a Light on Science workshop, fantastic to see so many families exploring the science behind prisms, rainbows and infrared telescopes
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RAS Library Apr 16
Today's public lecture on massive stars by refers to star-forming regions such as the Crab Nebula, first seen by John Bevis in 1731. On display is John Bevis's chart of Taurus, intended for the atlas Uranographia Britannica, which depicts the nebula.
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Royal Astronomical Society Apr 16
Last year’s winner of the / Caroline Herschel Lecture Prize was with ✨Hues of Habitability: Characterising Pale Blue Dots around Other Stars✨
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Royal Astronomical Society Apr 16
There's just two weeks left to apply for the / Caroline Herschel Lecture Prize. This is open to all women early in their career and comes with a cash reward! The winning lecture is given and the deadline is April 30th
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Royal Astronomical Society Apr 16
Don't forget if you can't get to Cambridge, you can watch this live from 8pm ❄️✨
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Royal Astronomical Society Apr 15
Check out ’s talking to Live Science about and the possible name Pōwehi for the supermassive black hole in M87 ⚫️🔭
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Royal Astronomical Society Apr 15
Replying to @RoyalAstroSoc
's ✨Crash Diets: or how to build a planet in 22 seconds in the lab✨ by Dr Helen Fraser is on Thurs 18. It's also free and you can sign up here - Both lectures will be streamed on YouTube
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Royal Astronomical Society Apr 15
Don’t forget there will be two public lectures this week from . ✨A Cosmic Tasting Menu Dust, Ice and Water✨ by is tomorrow (April 16) at Jesus College, Cambridge. Tickets are free but sign up here -
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