AbstractJoanna K Barstow explores spectroscopic observations of transiting exoplanets, modelling their atmospheric clouds, and the forthcoming era of hot exoplanet research with the James Webb Space Telescope
AbstractEach year the RAS recognizes outstanding achievement in astronomy and geophysics by the award of medals and prizes, celebrating scientists who have earned the respect and admiration of their peers
AbstractShami Chatterjee reviews fast radio bursts, focusing on the rapid recent progress in observations of these enigmatic events, our understanding of their central engines, and their use as probes of the intergalactic medium
Opening pupils' eyes to the Sun
Pub Date : 2020-12-01
Ryan French; Alexander James; Deborah Baker; William Dunn; Sarah Matthews; Brian da Silva Pestana; Grace Graham; Benjamin Shackell; Adam Smith Carretero; Granger Trindade
Ryan French and colleagues discuss their Hinode/EIS outreach work and the resulting resources available for A-level classes.
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.