Charter Book history

13 September 2013 by

An extraordinarily rare event is happening in Beijing today for one new Foreign Member of the Royal Society. It is…

Phil Trans table of Chinese history (detail)

Gifts to China

12 September 2013 by

This week the President of the Royal Society, Sir Paul Nurse, is heading to China on an official Royal Society…

‘Donati's Comet, 1858’: frontispiece to 'Sun, Moon and Stars: Astronomy for Beginners' by Agnes Giberne (London, 1910), an astronomical text-book for children.

Watch the skies!

15 February 2013 by

Well, today is certainly a lively day in the heavens, what with meteors over Russia and the close approach of…