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RAS Bulletin, May 2018

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RAS Bulletin, May 2018

•	Specialist Discussion Meeting – 11th May
•	RAS Public Lecture: Why Antimatter Matters - 15th May
•	Subject: An Audio Tour of the Solar System - interviews with scientists and engineers working on active space missions
•	Astronomy certificate course
•	BIG NEWS! SAVE THE DATE! 
•	Library news
•	Archive news
•	Star Cluster Formation: Mapping the first few Myrs 
•	RAS Job List
•	Friends of the RAS
•	Notes for Fellows

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RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting  - 11th May

Dynamics and evolution of Eath;s coupled core-mantle system
10:30–15:30 in the Royal Astronomical Society Lecture Theatre, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BQ
Organisers: Chris Davies (Leeds)
                  Andy Biggin (Liverpool)
                  Dario Alfe (UCL)

The Gravitational Wave Binary Black Hole and Neutron Star Opportunities for Astronomy
10:30–15:30 in the Geological Society Lecture Theatre, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BG
Organisers: Carole Mundell (Bath)
                  Samaya Nissanke (Radboud)
                  Hiranya Peiris (UCL)


More information can be found on our website: http://www.ras.org.uk/events-and-meetings

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RAS Public Lecture: Why Antimatter matters – 15th May 

Pro Tara Shears

Antimatter, an identical, oppositely charged version of normal matter, is one of the most mysterious substances in the Universe. We think it formed half the universe at the time of the Big Bang, however, very little of it survives today. Understanding why so much antimatter disappeared so quickly, to allow our matter-dominated Universe to form, is one of the biggest challenges today in particle physics. In this talk Professor Tara Shears will explain what antimatter is, how it fits into our understanding of particle physics, and why we think it matters so much. She'll describe the experiments at CERN, the European laboratory for particle physics, and on the International Space Station, that we've built to study and understand it better. Finally she'll show you what they've found. You'll see their latest results, so you can judge how close they've come to understanding the nature of this elusive substance.
 
***Please note that due to the popularity of our public lunchtime lectures, we have made them ticketed events. Unfortunately this action is also in part due to staff being subject to unacceptable behaviour from some members of the public unable to gain access to the lectures. The RAS will not tolerate this kind of behaviour and perpetrators will not be welcome at any future RAS events.***

The Geological Society, Burlington House,LONDON,W1J 0BG 13:00 – 14:00 (This is now a ticketed event - booking via Eventbrite www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/magnetic-fields-in-space-lunchtime-lecture-tickets-43352451349 )  

The Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House,LONDON,W1J 0BQ 18:00 - 19:00 (booking via Eventbrite - www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/magnetic-fields-in-space-early-evening-lecture-tickets-43166217318 )
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Star Cluster Formation: Mapping the first few Myrs

On behalf of Local and Scientific Organizing Committees, we are pleased to announce a 2.5-day workshop on the formation and early evolution of star clusters that will be held in Grenoble, 29-31 August 2018. This will provide a forum for the star formation community to discuss the big issues of this field. Combining observation and theory, and with a particular emphasis on results obtained from Gaia DR2, topics will include: initial conditions of stars and gas in stellar cluster formation; spatial and kinematic properties of newly formed/active massive star cluster regions, open clusters and stellar associations; and early dynamical evolution and simulations of massive star cluster regions. To register your interest and for more information visit: https://sfm.leeds.ac.uk/registerinterest/

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Subject: An Audio Tour of the Solar System - interviews with scientists and engineers working on active space missions

We have developed an art and science project called Mind's Eye, in which
audiences travel the Solar System guided by scientists and engineers who
are working on active missions.

http://www.shrinkingspace.com/#/mindseye/

We are redesigning the project for the Royal Albert Hall for this coming
May and are looking to bring in some fresh voices describing the active
missions, from The Sun, to Juno, to Voyager - and everything in between.

It would be great to get a range of international voices if possible, and
all we need to do is a short 30min - 1hr interview across Skype - or in
person if not too far from London.

If your day job sends you to the Moon, Mars, Ceres or Jupiter we would love
to hear from you!

Please do send me a message if you want to hear more and possibly become a
voice exciting audiences in what humanity is getting up to across our Solar
System.

Andy Franzkowiak
Creative Director
Shrinking Space
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 Astronomy certificate course

The courses are designed for people with an interest in astronomy who are interested in understanding the many recent results reported in the press by astronomers and physicists. No technical expertise is required, only a basic knowledge of maths (GCSE level is certainly sufficient) and some familiarity with tables and graphs. 

The courses will be given as a series of five weekly lectures, presented as a slideshow, with two lecturers going through the slides
together and plenty of opportunity for discussion.

The first two courses will be
Galaxies (June 2018)
The Solar System (July 2018)

course webpage with details of the syllabus and booking
http://www.neiltrentham.co.uk/astronomy-courses/

Maximum 15 per course, first-come, first-served.
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BIG NEWS! SAVE THE DATE! 

Interested in astronomy and geophysics outreach and education? You must come to this! It is FREE!

Are you a Fellow who is interested in receiving training to do outreach in schools? Perhaps you want to network with teachers? Or join up to be a STEM Ambassador? Maybe you want to learn about evaluating social media outreach campaigns? These are some of the possibilities during our amazing outreach event....

#RASreach2018! 

It’s on the 27/6/18 at the Royal Astronomical Society. 
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rasreach2018-tickets-45512161099
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Library news

What's new in the RAS Library catalogue? See our latest additions here: http://royast.cirqahosting.com/HeritageScripts/Hapi.dll/retrieve2?SetID=_OEGetList_CatRecent___18324
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Archive news

The RAS Archive holds some of the papers of Augustus De Morgan (1806-1871), an early member of the RAS and the first professor of mathematics at UCL. A free exhibition of the ceramics created by his son, the artist William De Morgan, will be taking place at Guildhall Art Gallery from 11th May to 28th October. Thanks to the generous support of the London Mathematical Society, the RAS will be lending Augustus De Morgan's charmingly illustrated mathematical biographies for display during this exhibition. For more details of the exhibition see https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/visit-the-city/attractions/guildhall-galleries/Pages/sublime-symmetry.aspx

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RAS JOB LIST

The RAS Jobs List service provides email alerts for new posts for jobseekers, together with an online archive of previous mailings. For advertisers, it provides a free, moderated distribution service. Anyone can post or subscribe to the list.

For further information visit:
http://www.ras.org.uk/education-and-careers/208-miscellaneous/221-jobslist
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FRIENDS OF THE RAS

If you know someone interested in astronomy that enjoys attending popular lectures and social events why not tell them about the 'Friends of the RAS'?

See: http://friends.ras.org.uk/
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NOTES FOR FELLOWS

You can now look at minutes of RAS Council meetings:
http://www.ras.org.uk/about-the-ras/council

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FRIENDS OF THE RAS

If you know someone interested in astronomy that enjoys attending popular lectures and social events why not tell them about the 'Friends of the RAS'?

See: http://friends.ras.org.uk/
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NOTES FOR FELLOWS

You can now look at minutes of RAS Council meetings:
http://www.ras.org.uk/about-the-ras/council

To unsubscribe:
http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?SUBED1=ras&A=1
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