The PhD student discusses how moving to China helped her rediscover her passion for science, the attraction of the ice giants, and the importance of campaigning for equality and diversity. Interview by Paul Johnson.
Laura Driessen reviews the history of radio transient astronomy, details current investigations of a wide range of radio transients with Square Kilometre Array pathfinder and precursor instruments, and discusses what the SKA will reveal about the changing radio sky.
Leigh N Fletcher describes the international effort to launch ambitious new missions to the distant ice giants Uranus and Neptune, to provide the first comprehensive exploration of these “missing links” in our solar system.
Mark Stenhoff looks back at the life of US astronomer Frank Kameny (1925–2011), whose career-ending dismissal led to a life of gay rights activism, and explores what his legacy means for LGBTQ+ scientists today.
Frontiers of seismology
Pub Date : 2020-08-01
Anton Ziolkowski; Andrew Bell; Christopher Browitt; Andrew Curtis; Calum Macdonald; Ian Main; Sheila Peacock; Nicholas Rawlinson; Dmitry Storchak; Alice Walker
Anton Ziolkowski and fellow organizers look back at the British Seismology Meeting 2019, which discussed events of all scales as well as new hardware and software techniques.
The Cambridge Deep Earth Seismology group has an exhibition at the Sedgwick Museum, Cambridge, aimed at increasing understanding of our planet and changing perceptions of geophysics – and geophysicists. Group members Jennifer Jenkins, Jess Bartlet and Sanne Cottaar tell us more.
Affelia Wibisono and colleagues report on XMM-Newton and Juno observations of Jupiter's magnetosphere and polar aurorae. This won the Rishbeth Prize for best student talk at the MIST session, NAM 2019.
Sue Bowler chats with the organizers of the 13 March RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting “The near-Sun solar wind at solar minimum” about how they made it work for attendees in person and online – and the challenges and opportunities for our communities in the coming months.
Philip J Armitage discusses the influence of Hermann Bondi's 1952 Monthly Notices paper on the treatment of a deceptively simple astrophysical process as it continues to inform our understanding of stars and black holes.
Binary interactions change stellar evolutionary pathways and models of stellar populations – but they are largely ignored. Here J J Eldridge outlines some recent history around the development of stellar evolution and population models, and highlights the significant differences that arise when binary interactions are included.
Robert Massey shares the action that the RAS is taking – with the help of Fellows in the newly formed Policy Group – to mitigate the effects of satellite megaconstellations on astronomical observation.