Royal Astronomical Society

The Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), founded in 1820, encourages and promotes the study of astronomy, solar-system science, geophysics and closely related branches of science. The RAS:

  • Organizes scientific meetings and events in Burlington House, its London HQ, and throughout the country
  • Publishes international research and review journals
  • Recognizes outstanding achievements by the award of medals and prizes
  • Maintains an extensive library
  • Supports education through grants and outreach activities
  • Represents UK astronomy nationally and internationally
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