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Call for grant applications – February 2016 round

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The RAS welcomes applications for funding under its ongoing grants scheme. The deadline for the next round of grants is 15 February 2016. Applications should normally be for sums between £250 and £5,000 (restrictions apply).

The RAS offers grants in support of research or study … Continue reading

Call for grant applications – February 2016 round

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The RAS welcomes applications for funding under its ongoing grants scheme. The deadline for the next round of grants is 15 February 2016. Applications should normally be for sums between £250 and £5,000 (restrictions apply).

The RAS offers grants in support of research or study … Continue reading

GJI 2015 Student Author Award winners

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(GJI) is delighted to announce the winners of its Student Author Awards for 2015.

The awards are designed to recognise and acknowledge the best papers submitted to GJI by young scientists in the field. Manuscripts are short listed by the high profile Editorial … Continue reading

GJI 2015 Student Author Award winners

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(GJI) is delighted to announce the winners of its Student Author Awards for 2015.

The awards are designed to recognise and acknowledge the best papers submitted to GJI by young scientists in the field. Manuscripts are short listed by the high profile Editorial … Continue reading

Giant comets could pose danger to life on Earth

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A team of astronomers from Armagh Observatory and the University of Buckingham report that the discovery of hundreds of giant comets in the outer planetary system over the last two decades means that these objects pose a much greater hazard to life than asteroids. The … Continue reading

Giant comets could pose danger to life on Earth

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A team of astronomers from Armagh Observatory and the University of Buckingham report that the discovery of hundreds of giant comets in the outer planetary system over the last two decades means that these objects pose a much greater hazard to life than asteroids. The … Continue reading

Geminids set to light up winter sky in year’s best meteor shower

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From 13 to 15 December, skywatchers across the world will be looking up as the Geminid meteor shower reaches its peak, in potentially one of the best night sky events of the year.

At its peak and in a clear, dark sky, tens of ‘shooting stars’ … Continue reading

Congratulations Tim Peake!

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The Royal Astronomical Society offers its congratulations to Tim Peake, the first official UK ESA astronaut, after his successful launch into space today (15 December), en route to the International Space Station.

The spacecraft carrying the three astronauts successfully launched at 11.03 GMT today. Credit: ESA

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NuSTAR finds clumpy doughnut around black hole

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The most massive black holes in the universe are often encircled by thick doughnut-shaped disks of material. This doughnut material ultimately feeds and nourishes the growing black holes tucked inside. Until recently, some of these doughnuts were too thick for any telescopes to penetrate, but … Continue reading

RAS National Astronomy Meeting 2016: call for parallel session nominations

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The 2016 National Astronomy Meeting (NAM 2016) will be held at the Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham, from 27 June – 1 July 2016.

NAM 2016 is one of the largest UK astronomy meetings and is expected to bring several hundred people … Continue reading

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The Renfrewshire Astronomical Society meets at the Paisley Museum and Art Galleries on Fridays at 7:30pm from the first week in September through to the end of May.

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