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RAS Bulletin, March 2018

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Richard O'Sullivan <[log in to unmask]>

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RAS Bulletin, March 2018

•       Specialist Discussion Meeting – 9th March
•       International Women's Day RAS Public Lecture – 8th March
•	 RAS Public Lecture: Magnetic Fields in Space - 20th March
•       European week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS 2018 RAS NAM 2018
•	 European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS) 2018: request for results for the media.
•       Carers’ grants for EWASS 2018
•	 Applications invited for Paneth Meteorite Trust internships
•       RAS Library Closure – March 14th
•       RAS Job List
•       Friends of the RAS
•       Notes for Fellows

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RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting  - 9th March

Ground effects of severe space weather events
10:30–15:30 in the Royal Astronomical Society Lecture Theatre, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BQ
Organisers: Ciaran Beggan (BGS)
                       Jim Wild (Lancaster)
                       Mark Gibbs (Met Office)

Merging giant-star asteroseismology with the fate of extrasolar planetary systems
10:30–15:30 in the Geological Society Lecture Theatre, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BG
Organisers: Dr Tiago Campante (Birmingham)
                        Dr Dimitri Veras (Warwick)


More information can be found on our website: http://www.ras.org.uk/events-and-meetings
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International Women's Day RAS Public Lecture – 8th March

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.  This special public lecture features two female RAS Fellows. Dr Violeta Gonzalez-Perez, Post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, and Dr Natasha Stephen, Lecturer in Advanced Analysis (Earth & Planetary Sciences).  Please book tickets via Eventbrite www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/international-womens-day-public-lecture-tickets-42984079539   

Dr Violeta Gonzalez-Perez, How are we exploring the Universe's past? 

In a quest to understand what the Universe is made of and how it evolves, current and future astronomical surveys are targeting very bright galaxies with a precise measurement of their distance. These particular type of galaxies are gas rich and they are forming new stars. They act like lanterns, shedding light on the characteristics of the Universe at different cosmic times.   

Violeta grew up in Zaragoza, Spain. Her preferred role when playing as a kid was being a witch, because they had the power of knowledge. At 11 she fall in love with the beauty of the skies during a Planetarium show in Romania, where she didn't understood a thing. From there, she studied Physics, did her masters and a PhD, then worked as an Astrophysicist in Spain, France and the UK.   

Dr Natasha Stephen, Extra-terrestrial Geology; a life without fieldwork?  

Outside of Earth, the only place humans have set foot in our Solar System is our own Moon, yet we are successfully exploring the solar system using satellites, rovers and landers. Not many of these missions return samples to Earth, however, so geologists are using naturally delivered specimens to explore extra-terrestrial worlds instead. Join us as we look at what meteorites can tell us about the diverse Solar System around us, and how one geologist's choice to move from studying Icelandic volcanoes to Martian ones hasn't quite meant giving up the perk that is fieldwork from her career!   

Natasha is an early-career Lecturer in Advanced Analysis (Earth & Planetary Sciences) at the University of Plymouth, UK. She finished her PhD in 2015 before moving to Plymouth, to take on a role managing the University's flagship Electron Microscopy Centre, as well as being the only planetary scientist on campus, lecturing extra-terrestrial geology to students and leading research programmes with postgraduates.

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RAS Public Lecture: Magnetic Fields in Space – 20th March

Dr Chris Hales, Newcastle University

Magnetic fields are amazing. Their invisible presence can be illuminated by the classic experiment to sprinkle iron filings over a bar magnet. They make your compass point north, and protect the Earth and your smartphone from harmful radiation from space. But have you ever wondered what would happen if you followed your compass out beyond Earth into deep space? What types of cosmic magnets you would encounter? And how strongly they would deflect your compass' needle? In this lecture, Dr Hales will lead us on a tour of magnetic fields throughout space, spanning the smallest scales in the Universe to the largest. Dr Hales will explore a range of ingenious techniques that astronomers have developed to effectively sprinkle iron filings over the cosmos, revealing the directions that compasses will point and the importance of magnetic fields for understanding the formation of objects like stars, galaxies, and perhaps even the Universe itself.

***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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European week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS 2018 RAS NAM 2018)

Are you thinking about publishing your work? Have you been asked to review a paper?
The MNRAS Editor-in-Chief and journal staff will be running a workshop for authors and referees on Wednesday 4th April  1pm – 2:30 pm (over lunch) Room 4B

Contact Dr Kim Clube, Editorial Office Manager ([log in to unmask]) for more information.
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European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS) 2018: request for results for the media.

The RAS, the European Astronomical Society and Liverpool John Moores University are joint organisers of the EWASS 2018 conference, which will take place from 3-6 April in Liverpool. The RAS will be running the press office for the meeting, which is shaping up to be the biggest astronomy conference in the UK for many years. We would like to take full advantage of the excitement around EWASS 2018 to promote the science presented there to the media and the wider public.
To give us time to prepare for this, if you expect to present at EWASS 2018, and have results or an announcement that would be of wider interest, can you get in touch with Robert Massey ([log in to unmask]) and Morgan Hollis ([log in to unmask])?

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Carers’ grants for EWASS 2018

The RAS is offering a carers' grant scheme for the 2018 European Week of Astronomy and Space Science (EWASS 2018), to give eligible delegates a grant towards additional costs of paying for care when attending the conference.

Applications must be submitted by Monday 12 March 2018, and confirmation of eligibility will be given within one week of this deadline. Payment will be made on completion of a short form following attendance at the event. Retrospective awards will not normally be considered, and funds are limited, so we will prioritise those on lower incomes, for example students or delegates retired from employment.

The grant is available both for childcare, and for other caring responsibilities. It is a requirement of the grant for those applying to provide proof of the cost of care

Please apply using the following form: https://www.ras.org.uk/images/stories/ras_pdfs/EWASS_carers_grant_form.pdf  
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Applications invited for Paneth Meteorite Trust internships

Applications are invited for undergraduate internships in meteoritics. The internships will be funded by the F.A. Paneth Meteorite Trust, which was set up ‘to encourage and further research concerned with meteorites'. Applications should be submitted by researchers who wish to supervise an undergraduate intern. 

Full details of the scheme and how to apply are available: http://www.ras.org.uk/awards-and-grants/grants-for-studies/1933-paneth-meteorite-trust-awards 

Applications must be received by Friday, 6 April 2018

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RAS Library Closure – March 14th

The Library will be in use for a school visit on the morning of 14th March for a primary school visit.

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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

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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

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