11th March 2016

10:00 am and 3:00 pm

Star formation studies with the JCMT in the new era

This meeting includes discussion of the results from the main surveys on star formation that have been completed (as well as their follow-up observations) and the plans for the new surveys (with some initial results).

8th April 2016

10:00 am and 3:30 pm

The use of extraterrestrial resources to help facilitate space science and exploration

An RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting organised by Ian Crawford (BirkbeckCollege London)*, Dr Martin Elvis (Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), and Dr James Carpenter (European Space Agency)

8th April 2016

4:00 pm and 6:00 pm

RAS Ordinary Meeting

Talks TBA

12th April 2016

1:00 pm and 2:00 pm

RAS Public Lecture: The Future Exploration of the Moon

This talk will give a brief summary of the history of lunar exploration to-date, and outline the scientific objectives of lunar missions planned for he future.

10th May 2016

1:00 pm and 2:00 pm

RAS Public Lecture: Space rocks on ice: Hunting for meteorites in Antarctica

Meteorites shed light on the origin of the Solar System and on the geological history of different planetary bodies.

13th May 2016

10:30 am and 3:30 pm

Astrophysics and Astroparticle Physics in the CTA Era

An RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting organised by Paula Chadwick (Durham), Garret Cotter (Oxford)

14th March 2017

1:00 pm and 2:00 pm

Gaia – Mapping the Milky Way from Space – Professor Gerry Gilmore, Cambridge University.

Gaia is the European Space Agency mission which is revolutionising our knowledge of our Milky Way Galaxy, providing a census of positions, motions, colours, and properties of 1.5 billion stars.

11th April 2017

1:00 pm and 2:00 pm

Our Dynamic Sun – Dr Helen Mason, Cambridge University

Several solar spacecraft have been observing the Sun over the past few years: SoHO, Stereo, Hinode, SDO and most recently IRIS.  We now have detailed images and movies of the

9th May 2017

1:00 pm and 2:00 pm

ESA’s Space Science and Exploration Missions – Professor Mark McCaughrean, European Space Agency

In this talk, Prof. Mark McCaughrean will present some key recent results from ongoing missions, including the Milky Way surveyor Gaia, the gravitational wave technology testbed LISA Pathfinder, and present