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6 May 2021: Our proposal to write a biography of William Dawes, provisionally titled William Dawes -- Astronomer of high morals, has been approved for possible publication in the Springer Biographies series :-)

May 2021: The VMC Survey. XL. Three-dimensional structure of the Small Magellanic Cloud from red clump stars, Tatton B.L., van Loon J.T., Cioni M.-R.L., Bekki K., Bell C., Choudhury S., de Grijs R., Groenewegen M.A.T., Ivanov V.D., Marconi M., Oliveira J.M., Ripepi V., Rubele S., Subramanian S., Sun N.-C., 2021, MNRAS, 504, 2983; arXiv:2012.12288

5 May 2021: Connect to Listen to the Universe with Richard de Grijs: announcement (7pm AEST). Live links: Facebook and YouTube; recording

27 April 2021: My essay, The colour of the Universe, won 2nd prize in the 2021 Outstanding Communication on Colour competition :-)

20 April 2021: Watch my interview on issues related to publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals, done in the context of the 2021 AuthorAID MOOC on research writing in the sciences.

April 2021: The GALAH+ Survey: Third Data Release, Buder S., Sharma S., Kos J., Amarsi A.M., Nordlander T., Lind K., Martell S.L., Asplund M., Bland-Hawthorn J., Casey A.R., De Silva G.M., D'Orazi V., Freeman K.C., Hayden M.R., Lewis G.F, Lin J., Schlesinger K.J., Simpson J.D., Stello D., Zucker D.B., Zwitter T., Beeson K.L., Buck T., Casagrande L., Clark J.T., Cotar K., Da Costa G.S., de Grijs R., Feuillet D., Horner J., Khanna S., Kafle P.R., Liu F., Montet B.T., Nandakumar G., Nataf D.M., Ness M.K., Spina L., Traven G., Trepper-García T., Ting Y.-S., Vogrincic R., Wittenmyer R.A., Žerjal M., and the GALAH collaboration, 2021, MNRAS, in press; arXiv:2011.02505

April 2021: European Longitude Prizes. IV. Thomas Axe's Impossible Terms, de Grijs R., 2021, JAHH, submitted

April 2021: Stellar substructures in the periphery of the Magellanic Clouds with the VISTA Hemisphere Survey from the red clump and other tracers, El Youssoufi D., Cioni M.-R.L., Subramanian S., Bell C.P.M., de Grijs R., Groenewegen M.A.T., Ivanov V.D., Matijevič G., Niederhofer F., Oliveira J.M., Ripepi V., Schmidt T., Subramanian S., Sun N.-C., van Loon J.T., 2021, MNRAS, in press; arXiv:2104.08054

April 2021: European Longitude Prizes. III. The Unsolved Mystery of an Alleged Venetian Longitude Prize, de Grijs R., 2021, JAHH, submitted

6 April 2021: Richard was among the prize winners of the 2021 Past Forward essay competition! Full list (on page 1)

April 2021: The VMC survey. XLIII. The spatially resolved star formation history across the Large Magellanic Cloud, Mazzi A., Girardi L., Saggia S., Gastorelli G., Rubele S., Bressan A., Cioni M.-R.L., Clementini G., Cusano F., Rocha J.P., Gullieuszik M., Kerber L., Marigo P., Ripepi V., Bekki K., de Grijs R., Groenewegen M.A.T., Ivanov V.D., Oliveira J.M., Sun N.-C., van Loon J.T., 2021, MNRAS, submitted

March 2021: Gaia EDR3 Parallax Zero-point Offset based on W Ursae Majoris-type Eclipsing Binaries, Ren F.-Z., Chen X., Zhang H.-W., de Grijs R., Deng L., Huang Y., 2021, ApJL, 911, L20; arXiv:2103.16096

March 2021: The VMC Survey. XLII. Near-Infrared Period-Luminosity and Period-Wesenheit relations of RR Lyrae stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud, Cusano F., Moretti M.I., Clementini G., Ripepi V., Marconi M., Cioni M.-R.L., Rubele S., Garofalo A., de Grijs R., Groenewegen M.A.T., Oliveira J.M., Subramanian S., van Loon J.T., Sun N.-C., 2021, MNRAS, 504, 1; arXiv:2103.15492

March 2021: Searching for chemical abundance variations in young star clusters in the Magellanic Clouds: NGC 411, NGC 1718 and NGC 2213, Kapse S., de Grijs R., Zucker D.B., 2021, MNRAS, 503 6016; arXiv:2103.10034

March 2021: The spatial distributions of blue main-sequence stars in Magellanic Cloud star clusters, Yang Y., Li C., de Grijs R., Deng L., 2021, ApJ, 912, 27; arXiv:2103.02379

3 March 2021: Richard was interviewed on ABC Radio Sydney's Breakfast Show with Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck: mp3 file

1 March 2021: Solved -- the site of Australia's first astronomical observatory; follow our historical detective work, pinning down the site of the first astronomical observatory in Australia: The Lighthouse (Macquarie University); Mirage News; National Tribune

March 2021: AstroTalk: Behind the news headlines (Galaxy mergers), de Grijs R., The Amateur Astronomer, May 2021, in press (in Chinese; English version)

19 February 2021: Expert Reaction: First black hole ever detected is more massive than we thought

February 2021: The curious tale of a well-travelled Wigan long-case clock, de Grijs R., 2021, Past Forward, in press; runner-up in the 2021 local history essay competition

11 February 2021: Richard was quoted in an article titled China's Space Dream Scores Big Win With First Mission to Mars by Bloomberg (Technology); Bloomberg | Quint; Business Standard; (in Chinese)

February 2021: Binary-driven stellar rotation evolution at the main-sequence turn-off in star clusters, Sun W., de Grijs R., Deng L., Albrow M.D., 2021, MNRAS, 502, 4350; arXiv:2102.02352

February 2021: Eclipsing Binary Populations across the Northern Galactic Plane from the KISO-GP survey, Ren F.-Z., de Grijs R., Zhang H.-W., Deng L., Chen X., Matsunaga N., Liu C., Sun W., Maehara H., Ukita N., Kobayashi N., 2021, AJ, 161, 176; arXiv:2102.01924

February 2021: The GALAH+ Survey: A New Library of Observed Stellar Spectra Improves Radial Velocities and Reveals Motions within M67, Zwitter T., Kos J., Buder S., Čotar K., Asplund M., Bland-Hawthorn J., Casey A.R., De Silva G.M., D'Orazi V., Freeman K.C., Hayden M.R., Lewis G.F., Lin J., Lind K., Martell S.L., Schlesinger K.J., Sharma S., Simpson J.D., Stello D., Zucker D.B., Beeson K.-L., de Grijs R., Nordlander T., Traven G., Watson F., Wittenmyer R., 2021, MNRAS, submitted; arXiv:2012.12201

February 2021: AstroTalk: Behind the news headlines (Four-hundred-year-old stellar explosions reveal their secrets), de Grijs R., The Amateur Astronomer, February 2021, pp. 44-49 (in Chinese; English version)

30 January 2021: Richard was offered and accepted an honorary appointment as Associate Editor of the Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage

January 2021: The curious tale of a well-travelled Wigan long-case clock, de Grijs R., 2021, Past Forward, submitted

28 January 2021: Richard delivered a plenary talk at the PIDapalooza 2021 conference: Persistent what? A researcher's confusion; doi: 10.5281/zenodo.4460626 (presentation slides), recording

January 2021: William Dawes: Practical astronomy on the "First Fleet" from England to Australia, de Grijs R., Jacob A.P., 2021, J. Astron. Hist. Heritage, 24, 7; arXiv:2101.08975

January 2021: Sydney's scientific beginnings: William Dawes' observatories in context, de Grijs R., Jacob A.P., 2021, J. Astron. Hist. Heritage, 24, 41; arXiv:2101.08974

January 2021: The VMC survey. XLI. Stellar proper motions within the Small Magellanic Cloud, Niederhofer F., Cioni M.-R.L., Rubele S., Schmidt T., Diaz J.D., Matijevič G., Bekki K., Bell C.P.M., El Youssoufi D., de Grijs R., Ivanov V.D., Oliveira J.M., Ripepi V., Subramanian S., Sun N.-C., van Loon J.T., 2021, MNRAS, 502, 2859; arXiv:2101.09099

January 2021: Multiple stellar populations at less-evolved stages: Detection of chemical variations among main-sequence dwarfs in NGC 1978, Li C., Tang B., Milone A.P., de Grijs R., Hong J., Yang Y., Wang Y., 2021, ApJ, 906, 133; arXiv:2010.15447

January 2021: RR Lyrae variables in Messier 53: Near-infrared Period--Luminosity relations and their calibration using Gaia Early Data Release 3, Bhardwaj A., Rejkuba M., de Grijs R., Yang S.-C., Herczeg G.J., Marconi M., Singh H.P., Kanbur S., Ngeow C.-C., 2021, ApJ, 909, 200; arXiv:2012.13495

January 2021: European Longitude Prizes. II. Astronomy, Religion and Engineering Solutions in the Dutch Republic, de Grijs R., 2021, J. Astron. Hist. Heritage, in press; arXiv:2101.04760

July 2020: Blame game: Restoration quarrels and the Anglo--Dutch wars, de Grijs R., 2021, Arquebusier, in press

News from previous years: 2020; 2019; 2018; 2017; 2016; 2015; 2014; 2013

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