Racah Institute of Physics - Postdoctoral fellowships in Astrophysics and Cosmology

Racah Institute of Physics ( Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel )

Includes a group of Astrophysics, Cosmology and General Relativity.

RACINE, René ( Montréal )

Radio Astronomy at University of Indianapolis ( Educational radiotelescope )

The radio telescope at Radio Astronomy at the University of Indianapolis is a 5 meter educational radio telescope. It has operated for two years on C band at abour 4 GHZ. The data from the radio telescope goes on the WWW as the data is recorded. The web page contains information about radio astronomy, a page that graphs the users selected data files and many data files. Software to do data processing on the data files is available for download. There are sample graphs of observations. The site contains complete technical data about the radio telescope and instructions on building a simple radio telescope.

Radio Galaxy and Quasar Images

Images of extragalactic radio sources, mainly from the VLA

Radio Ice Cherenkov Experiment ( RICE )

A prototype ultra-high energy neutrino detector/obervatory located at the South Pole. RICE consists of an array of radio antennas buried deep in the ice which detect coherent Cherenkov emission from electromagnetic cascades produced as a by product of ultra-high energy neutrino interactions.

Radio Pulsar Resources

A unified collection of information and pointers of interest to radio pulsar researchers. Resources include pointers to group and individual home pages, radio telescope home pages and telescope schedules, and pulsar related preprints and reprints.

Radio Surveys of the Southern and Northern Sky

This page attempts to list some of the survey work at radio wavelengths in both the southern and northern hemispheres. Links to the data from these surveys are included, where available.

Radio-Sky Publishing

Radio-Sky Publishing endeavors to provide amateur radio-astronomers with the resources they need to begin investigations of the radio universe, in the form of books, software, and web based information.

RadioAstron Project

RadioAstron is a project led by the Astro Space Center of the Lebedev Physical Institute in Moscow, Russia, that will put a 10-meter radio telescope into a high elliptical orbit in order to make VLBI observations in conjunction with radio telescopes on the ground. It is part of the Spectrum series of spacecraft, also including Spectrum X-Gamma and Spectrum-UV.

Raman Research Institute ( RRI )

The Raman Research Institute has been active in the area of Astronomy/ Astrophysics research for over two decades. The observational programmes have focussed mainly on Radio Astronomy. The Institute has been involved in the construction and operation of several major radio telescopes. Scientists at the Institute observe with these telescopes, as well as many other facilities across the world.

RAMAPRAKASH, A. N. ( IoA, Cambridge, UK )

Optical and IR instrumentation,Star formation, Polarimetry, Gamma-ray bursts, Ultraluminous galaxies.

RAS Job Vacancy Page

Job Vacancy Page A list of jobs vacancies is available on the Royal Astronomical Society's web site (RAS) Also included are links to other job pages on the web.

RASIO, Fred ( Massachusetts Institute of Technology )

Theoretical astrophysics, stellar dynamics, hydrodynamics, general relativity.


My master thesis, concerning the accuracy of the MDI on SoHO, is available.

RATHBUN, Julie ( Cornell )


HST Gravitational Lensing, MDS Galaxy Morphology, MLE of Galactic Stellar Kinematics, IASG Galaxy Model, In-situ K Giants in Outer Galactic Halo.

RAY, Paul ( NRL )


Observational Cosmology.

RAZOUMOV, Alexei ( University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign )

Reaching for the Red Planet ( Curriculum )

A multi-purpose curriculum focusing on planning a Mars colony. The students will use drawings, creative writing, research skills, team work, math, and the scientific method to explore their own environment, and design an artificial one for Mars. Several assignments, a teacher's tour guide to the planets, and a guide to current and planned Mars missions are included, and experiments for the students to perform in class are explained in detail. Links to many other educational resources are also included.

REACT Optical Gamma-Ray Burst Follow-up Network

REACT is a consortium of optical telescopes that have agreed to work together toward a common goal of comprehensive, multiwavelength study of gamma-ray burst afterglows.


Cosmology, Big Bang, Quasars.

REBULL, Luisa ( UnivChicago )

REIFF, Patricia ( Rice Univ. )

Remote Access Astronomy Project ( RAAP )

The Remote Access Astronomy Project. The RAAP is an educational outreach program that promotes interest in science through providing astronomy educational resources. These include a series of digital image processing exercises to teach a variety of physical concepts as well as access to our computer controlled telescope allowing motivated students design and carry out their own experiments.

Remote Proposal Submission Software

Rennes University

[in French]

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Department of Physics, applied Physics and Astronomy ( RPI )

Research in the Astrophysics Group is centered around the properties of interstellar dust and the role of dust in physical processes such as star formation and interstellar chemistry.

Research Centre for Theoretical Astrophysics ( RCfTA )

ts members undertake research in theoretical astrophysics with special emphasis on the fundamental physics of stars and on the physics of non-thermal phenomena.

Restoration of HST Images and Spectra Workshop

Proceedings of a Workshop held at the Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 18-19 November 1993. Edited by Robert J. Hanisch (hanisch@stsci.edu) and Richard L. White (rlw@stsci.edu). Advanced Systems Group, Science Computing and Research Support Division, Space Telescope Science Institute, 3700 San Martin Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218

RHOADS, James ( Princeton ) The following resources are similar (same sort-key, different text):

RHOADS, James ( Princeton )

Rhodes University - Department of Physics

The Rhodes University Physics Department, Grahamstown, South Africa.

Rhodes University Astronomy and Ham Radio Society

A Student Society at Rhodes University, located in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Rice University - Department of Space Physics and Astronomy

The Department of Space Physics & Astronomy at Rice University is currently involved in many different aspects of space physics and astrophysics research with plasma physics linking the two disciplines as an underlying theme. Theoretical Solar System Physics; Experimental Solar System Physics; Theoretical Astrophysics; Observational Astronomy; Atomic and Atmospheric Physics

RICH, R. Michael ( Columbia Univ. )

RICHARDS, Mercedes, T. ( U. Virginia )

RICHER, Harvey B. ( University of British Columbia )

Physics and Astronomy Department, HST and Research Papers.

RICKER, Paul M. ( University of Chicago )

RINGWALD, Fred ( CSU Fresno )

Cataclysmic variables, nova shells, X-ray binaries and black holes, accretion disks and outflows, planetary nebulae and planets, common envelope evolution.

Ritter Astrophysical Research Center

The Ritter Astrophysical Research Center is associated with the Department of Physics and Astronomy at The University of Toledo. The Center includes faculty and graduate students working in the fields of stellar, interstellar, planetary, and extragalactic astrophysics. The Center's facilities include a 1m reflector equipped with two fiber-fed spectragraphs, one a low/medium resolution and one a high resolution echelle spectragraph and time on the departmental accelerator for investigation of astrophysically interesting atomic parameters.

River Valley Stargazer Online ( A web based Astronomy magazine )

The River Valley Stargazer Online is devoted to the education of Astronomy and weather.

Rob's Astronomy Site ( Amateur Astronomy including CCD Images )

CCD Images, Astrophotography, Gas Hypering of film, Computer Controlled Telescopes.

Robert Lentz's Astronomy Resources


ROBERTSON, Jeff W. ( Arkansas Tech University )

Robinson Lunar Observatory

Information, pictures, observations of amateur observatory plus pages relating to the International Occultation & Timing Association (IOTA).

Robotic Lunar Observatory ( ROLO )

The Robotic Lunar Observatory (ROLO) is dedicated to studying one of the remaining unknowns of the Moon: what is its precise brightness? ROLO is currently part of the NASA Earth Observing Spacecraft Mission. The concept of the project is that the Moon will be observed repeatedly, and data gathered, so that we can predict the brightness of the Moon to better than two percent. Then, spacecraft orbiting the Earth can look at the Moon as part of a calibration sequence to get an absolute brightness reference.

Robotic Optical Transient Search Experiment ( ROTSE )

ROTSE is an experimental program to search for astrophysical optical transients on time scales of a fraction of a second to a few hours. This is an area of astronomical science that has been relatively unexplored until now. The primary incentive for this research is to find the optical counterparts of gamma-ray bursts (GRBs). Two sets of instruments are now under construction: ROTSE-I, a 4-fold camera array using telephoto lenses to cover a 16 degree by 16 degree field of view and ROTSE-II, a pair of 0.45 meter aperture telescopes to cover a 2 degree by 2 degree field of view. The expected sensitivities of these two systems is expected to be m_v ~ 15 and 18 respectively.

RODGERS, Bernadette ( Univ.Washington )

ROentgen SATellite ( ROSAT at GSFC. NASA )

ROSAT, the ROentgen SATellite, is an X-ray observatory developed through a cooperative program between the Germany, the United States, and the United Kingdom. The satellite was designed and is operated by Germany, and was launched by the United States on June 1, 1990.

Role playing games for teaching undergraduate astronomy ( roleplay )

This page describes the use of role-playing games to teach undergraduate astronomy and physics, and contains several ready-to-use examples, as well as papers describing the technique.

Romanian Academy Astronomical Institute

Romanian Space Agency ( ROSA )

The Romanian Space Agency (ROSA) is the National public institution which co-ordinates and represents the space activities in Romania. ROSA co-ordinates the Romanian Space Programme, mainly the research and development components.

Rome University Tor Vergata: Astrophysics ( Tor Vergata astrophysics )

University of Rome " Tor Vergata" Physics Department, Astrophysics Group. Includes research activities and a guide to internet resources.

ROMER, Kathy ( CMU )

Ron Muir's Deep Sky Guide

Over 1100 observable Deep Sky Objects make up the Monthly Updated Observing Guides of celestial objects that are suitable for both novice and experienced astronomers.

ROOD, Robert T. ( U. Virginia )

ROOS, Nico ( Leiden Obs. )

ROSA, Michael ( ST-ECF )

ROSAT All Sky Survey ( RASS at MPE )

The ROSAT All-Sky X-ray Survey was obtained during 1990/1991 using the ROSAT Position Sensitive Proportional Counter (PSPC) in combination with the ROSAT X-ray Telescope (XRT).

ROSAT Guest Observer Facility ( ROSAT )

The ROSAT Science Data Center (RSDC) is responsible for execution of the guest investigator program, including such activities as providing assistance in the preparation of proposals, the receiving, processing, and distributing ROSAT pointed data, and providing facilities for the scientific analysis of these data.


Roentgen Satellite (X-ray satellite) operated by the Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik (MPE), Garching, Germany.

ROSENBERG, Alfred ( Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova, OAP )

Galactic Globular Clusters. Relative Ages. Photometry and Spectroscopy.

ROSENTHAL, Colin ( Århus )

ROSETTA: ESA's Rendez-vous Mission with a Comet

The ROSETTA mission is a cometary mission which will be launched in the year 2003 by Ariane 5. After a long cruise phase, the satellite will rendez-vous with comet Wirtanen and orbit it, while taking scientific measurements. A Surface Science Package will be landed on the comet surface to take in-situ measurements.

Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer Project ( RXTE )

The Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer is designed to facilitate the study of time variability in the emission of X-ray sources with moderate spectral resolution.

Rothney Astrophysical Observatory ( RAO )

The Rothney Astrophysical Observatory is the principal astrophysical teaching and research facility of the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Calgary.


Royal Astronomical Society Library

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada - Vancouver Centre ( RASC Vancouver Centre )

RASCVC is a chapter of RASC based in Vancouver, BC. It is also incorporated as a Society in the Province of BC. In addition to receiving RASC National publications members receive a bi-monthly newsletter NOVA. Members' Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month with a guest speaker. Members may borrow books and CD ROMS from an extensive library, access the telescope loaner program, attend starparties, and meet and learn from other enthusiasts.
RASCVC operates CARO, the Canadian Amateur Research Observatory, which while primarily devoted to supernova search is also available for other suitable research projects. CARO uses a 16 inch Meade LX200 SCT with a CCD camera.

Royal Astronomical Society of Canada ( RASC )

The beginnings of "The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada" (RASC) go back to the middle of the nineteenth century. The Society was incorporated within the province of Ontario in 1890, received its Royal Charter from King Edward VII in 1903, and was federally incorporated in 1968. The National Office of the Society is located at 136 Dupont Street, Toronto, ON, M5R 1V2, telephone (416) 924-7973, e-mail rasc@vela.astro.utoronto.edu. The business office and library are housed there. You may link to RASC Centres across Canada from this page and join the one nearest you.

Royal Astronomical Society ( RAS )

The Royal Astronomical Society was founded in the year 1820 and received the grant of a Royal Charter in 1831. The Society's aims are "the encouragement and promotion of astronomy and geophysics." The main functions are to publish the results of astronomical and geophysical research, to maintain as complete a library as possible in these subjects and to hold meetings, in London and elsewhere, at which astronomical and geophysical matters can be discussed.

Royal Observatory, Edinburgh ( ROE )

This site offers information about the extensive activities of the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, a PPARC establishment responsible for building common-user IR and sub-mm instrumentation and managing telescope sites and data archive resources, as well as the UK Schmidt Telescope and the SuperCOSMOS measuring machine. The ROE site also has links to, or acts as the home page for:

·      Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh;

·      latest research e-prints;

·      the Crawford library;

·      the ROE Visitor Centre;

·      the UKIRT data archive;

·      Public Understanding of Science;

·      ROE Photolabs;

·      Teacher Research Inititive

and much more information besides.

Royal Observatory, Edinburgh: E-print server ( ROE E-prints )

Compressed postscript copies of all papers published by staff at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, and the Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh.

RUBENSTEIN, Eric P. ( Yale University )

Research Interests: Stellar populations, binary stars, compact objects, and globular clusters.

RUCINSKI, Slavek ( Toronto )

RUDNICK, Lawrence ( U. Minnesota )

Links to research activities in the field of radio galaxies and supernova remnants, as well as teaching and local outreach activities.

RUDNITSKIJ, Georgij M. ( MSU )

Scientific Interests: Interstellar Molecules, Maser Radio Sources, Late-Type Stars, Circumstellar Envelopes.

Rundetaarn ( Observatory, music, exhibitions )

History of astronomy, Tycho Brahe, Ole Roemer.

RUSZKOWSKI, Mateusz ( IoA, Cambridge )

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory - Astrophysics Division ( RAL )

The Astrophysics Division undertakes research and projects in Space Science. The research is mainly directly related to the Space projects in the Department and covers Astronomy and also Solar System Science in the areas of Space Plasma Physics, Solar Physics and Planetary Science. The project work involves space instruments in these same areas and the provision of science support to programmes undertaken in other Divisions. In addition, the Optics Group provides a central facility for optical work in the Department.

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory ( RAL )

RUTTEN, Rob ( Utrecht )

RXTE Guest Observer Facility ( GFSC )

RYABOV, Boris ( VIRAC, Latvia )

RYDER, Stuart ( Anglo-Australian Observatory )

Ryerson Astronomical Society

a student organization at the University of Chicago.