The Royal Aeronautical Society
Founded in 1866 the Royal Aeronautical Society, also known as the RAeS, is a multidisciplinary professional institution dedicated to the global aerospace community.
The objectives of The Royal Aeronautical Society include; to support and maintain the highest professional standards in all aerospace disciplines; to provide a unique source of specialist information and a local forum for the exchange of ideas; and to exert influence in the interests of aerospace in both the public and industrial arenas.
Throughout the world's aerospace community the name of The Royal Aeronautical Society is widely known and respected. Many practitioners from all disciplines within the aerospace industry use the Society's designatory post-nominals such as FRAeS, CRAeS, MRAeS, AMRAeS, and ARAeS (incorporating the former graduate grade, GradRAeS).
The Staff of the Royal Aeronautical Society are based at the Society's headquarters at No.4 Hamilton Place, London. Although centred in the United Kingdom, the Royal Aeronautical Society is a worldwide society with an international network of 63 branches.
January 12: Sergey Pavlovich Korolyov
The Astronomy Compendium: January 12