11th March 2016

10:00 am and 3:00 pm

Turbulence in solar, space and astrophysical plasmas

The meeting aims to bring together the solar, heliospheric and astrophysical communities, discussing open problems and recent achievements in the observation and modelling of turbulent plasmas

16th March 2016

12:15 pm and 12:20 pm


On 16 March 2016 there will be a very special screening of Star*Men at the Royal Astronomical Society with a Q&A with Prof Lynden-Bell.

8th April 2016

10:30 am and 3:30 pm

High-redshift galaxies and their low-redshift analogues

An RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting organised by Stephen Wilkins (Sussex), Malcolm Bremer (Bristol), Bethan James (IoA, Cambridge), Elizabeth Stanway (Warwick)

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

6:00 pm and 7:00 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

Solar Flares: new insights from the lower atmosphere

An RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting organised by Mykola Gordovskyy (Manchester), James McLaughlin (Northumbria), Sarah Matthews (MSSL/UCL), Sergei Zharkov (Hull)

13th May 2016

5:00 pm and 6:00 pm

RAS Ordinary Meeting

Talks TBA

14th March 2017

6:00 pm and 7:00 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

6:00 pm and 7:00 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

6:00 pm and 7:00 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