Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society

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Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (FRAS)
Entrance to the Royal Astronomical Society 2.jpg
Entrance to the Royal Astronomical Society headquarters
Location London
Presented by Royal Astronomical Society
No. of Fellows ~3800 as of 2016[1]
Official website www.ras.org.uk/membership

Fellowship of the Royal Astronomical Society (FRAS) is a fellowship granted to individuals "whose application is acceptable" to the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS).[2]

Fellowship[edit]

As of 2016 there are around 3,800 Fellows,[1] half of which are PhD-level professional scientists; a quarter are postgraduate researchers or retired scientists; and the remainder are amateur scientists and undergraduates.[2] Around a third of Fellows are based outside the United Kingdom.[2]

Fellows are entitled to use the post-nominal letters FRAS.[2] As of 2016 examples of fellows include Yvonne Elsworth,[1] Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Martin Rees and Charles Babbage. See the Category:Fellows of the Royal Astronomical Society for more examples.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Anon (2015). "Yvonne Elsworth (FRAS) elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)". ras.org.uk. 
  2. ^ a b c d Anon (2016). "Membership and fellowship of the Royal Astronomical Society". ras.org.uk. London. Archived from the original on 2016-11-06.