Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society
|Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (FRAS)|
Entrance to the Royal Astronomical Society headquarters
|Presented by||Royal Astronomical Society|
|No. of Fellows||~3800 as of 2016[update]|
As of 2016[update] there are around 3,800 Fellows, half of which are PhD-level professional scientists; a quarter are postgraduate researchers or retired scientists; and the remainder are amateur scientists and undergraduates. Around a third of Fellows are based outside the United Kingdom.
Fellows are entitled to use the post-nominal letters FRAS. As of 2016[update] examples of fellows include Yvonne Elsworth, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Martin Rees and Charles Babbage. See the Category:Fellows of the Royal Astronomical Society for more examples.
- Anon (2015). "Yvonne Elsworth (FRAS) elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)". ras.org.uk.
- Anon (2016). "Membership and fellowship of the Royal Astronomical Society". ras.org.uk. London. Archived from the original on 2016-11-06.