24 December 2022: We have been informed that our application for student exchange under the Australia--India Research Students Felowship Programme has been successful! We look forward to hosting Ms Sipra Hota from the Indian Institute of Astrophysics for 8 weeks in 2023!

December 2022: Astronomical Tent Observatories, Relics of a Bygone Era, de Grijs R., 2023, Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, submitted

December 2022: Hubble Space Telescope survey of Magellanic Cloud star clusters. Photometry and astrometry of 113 clusters and early results, Milone A. P., Cordoni G., Marino A. F., D'Antona F., Bellini A., Di Criscienzo M., Dondoglio E., Lagioia E. P., Langer N. Legnardi M. V., Libralato M., Baumgardt H., Bettinelli M., Cavecchi Y., de Grijs R., Deng L., Hastings B., Li C., Mohandasan A., Vesperini E., Wang C., Ziliotto T., Carlos M., Costa G., Dall'Agli F., Jang S., Martorano M., Renzini A., Simioni M., Tailo M., Ventura P., 2023, A&A, in press; arXiv:2212.07978

December 2022: AstroTalk: Behind the news headlines (The Himalayas in a beer mug), de Grijs R., The Amateur Astronomer, February 2023, in press (in Chinese; English version)

November 2022: Kinematics of stellar substructures in the Small Magellanic Cloud, El Youssoufi D., Cioni M.-R.L., Kacharov N., Bell C.P.M., Matijević G., Bekki K., de Grijs R., Ivanov V.D., van Loon J.T., 2023, MNRAS, submitted

November 2022: Gravitational conundrum: Confusing clock-rate measurements on the 'First Fleet' from England to Australia, de Grijs R., 2022, Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, 25, 737; arXiv:2211.11441

November 2022: Editor's Grand Challenge in Fundamental Astronomy: Towards statistical accountability, de Grijs R., 2022, Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences, 9, 1088013

October 2022: "All hands to dance and skylark!" -- Shipboard dancing in the British Navy, de Grijs R., 2022, Hektoen Int'l, History Essays | Fall 2022

19 September 2022: Richard was declared overall winner (joint) of the 2022 Blacktown Mayoral History Prize! Media coverage; 2; Prize-winning essay (under "2022 Winners"); alternative link; ceremony

16 September 2022: Check out this video news item by INAF covering the CAP2022 conference this week! I even made it as the subject of the ATNF Daily Astronomy Picture :-)

September 2022: I am happy to have been invited to join INASP (Research and knowledge at the heart of development) as an Associate :-)

August 2022: The role of binarity and stellar rotation in the split main-sequences of NGC 2422, He C., Sun W., Li C., Li L., Shao Z., Zhong J., Chen L., de Grijs R., Tang B., Qin S., Randriamanakoto Z., 2022, ApJ, 938, 42; arXiv:2208.10843

August 2022: Richard was appointed as Specialty Chief Editor (Fundamental Astronomy) of the journal Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences

August 2022: New Double Mode Cepheids from the Zwicky Transient Facility Survey, Shah V., Chen X., de Grijs R., 2022, AJ, 164, 162; arXiv:2208.03080

July 2022: The Cosmology of David Bohm: Scientific and Theological Significance, de Grijs R., Costache D., 2022, Theology and Science, submitted

14 July 2022: The "biggest supermoon of the year" is here, but our fascination with the lunar cycle is far from new says ABC Australia online, including a few quotes by Richard

12 July 2022: Expert reaction: James Webb Telescope's first image released (with a quote from Richard); Sci-news media coverage

July 2022: Roger of Hereford: the twelfth-century astronomer who put Hereford on the map, literally, de Grijs R., 2022, The Local Historian, submitted

July 2022: AstroTalk: Behind the news headlines (Black holes galore), de Grijs R., The Amateur Astronomer, September 2022, 52--56 (in Chinese; English version)

June 2022: Search for OB associations in Gaia early Data Release 3, Chemel A.A., de Grijs R., Glushkova E.V., Dambis A.K., 2022, MNRAS, 515, 4359; arXiv:2206.12935

June 2022: Multiple stellar populations among red giant branch and red clump stars in young Magellanic Cloud clusters, Kapse S., de Grijs R., 2022, MNRAS, submitted

June 2022: Statistics of BY Draconis Chromospheric Variable Stars, Chahal D., de Grijs R., Kamath D., Chen X., 2022, MNRAS, 514, 4932; arXiv:2206.05505

May 2022: The intrinsic reddening of the Magellanic Clouds as traced by background galaxies. III. The Large Magellanic Cloud , Bell C.P.M., Cioni M.-R.L., Wright A.H., Nidever D.L., Chiang I-D., Choudhury S., Groenewegen M.A.T., Pennock C.M., Choi Y., de Grijs R., Ivanov V.D., Massana P., Nanni A., Noël N.E.D., Olsen K., van Loon J.T., Vivas A.K., Zaritsky D., 2022, MNRAS, in press; arXiv:2205.04406

20 May 2022: A happy and proud day today: my last PhD student at Peking University successfully defended his thesis -- SUN Weijia: Stellar rotation and binarity: the missing piece in star clusters and stellar populations

19 May 2022: Richard was quoted extensively in a new feature article in Research information on Pandemic brings preprints into the spotlight.

12 May 2022: Expert reaction: First images of a black hole in our galaxy (with a quote from Richard)

29 April 2022: How to recognise invitations of a potentially "predatory" nature, de Grijs R., 2022, AuthorAID blog post

28 April 2022: "Utilize Social Media to Endorse Publications, DPIS IPB University: More Benefits" -- my Enago webinar hit the news via TribunNews Bogor (in Bahasa Indonesian)

29 March 2022: "Stellar motions reveal backbone of the Large Magellanic Cloud" -- check out the latest breakthrough by our international research team: AIP press release

23 March 2022: Richard was among the prize winners (a runner-up) of the 2022 Past Forward essay competition!

12 March 2022: Richard represented Macquarie University at the Opening Ceremony of the FRC Southern Cross Regional competition in Wollongong.

March 2022: The VMC survey. XLVI. Stellar proper motions within the centre of the Large Magellanic Cloud, Niederhofer F., Cioni M.-R.L., Schmidt T., Bekki K., de Grijs R., Ivanov V.D., Oliveira J.M., Ripepi V., Subramanian S., van Loon J.T., 2022, MNRAS, 512, 5423; arXiv:2203.14369

March 2022: AstroTalk: Behind the news headlines (Now you see them, now you don't: the elusive nature of nearby black holes), de Grijs R., The Amateur Astronomer, July 2022, 38-44 (in Chinese; English version)

1 March 2022: Offensive or Inclusive Language in Scientific Communication?, de Grijs R., 2022, Guest Post on the Scholarly Kitchen blog

March 2022: Our strong and ongoing collaboration between Macquarie University and NAOC Beijing was highlighted by ACAMAR (the Australia--China Consortium for Astrophysical Research) as a good example of Australia--China engagement in stellar astrophysics: Success story

February 2022: The VMC Survey. XLVIII. Classical Cepheids unveil the 3D geometry of the LMC, Ripepi R., Chemin L., Molinaro R., Cioni M.-R.L., Bekki K., Clementini G., de Grijs R., De Somma G., El Youssoufi D., Girardi L., Groenewegen M.A.T., Ivanov V.D., Marconi M., McMillan P.J., van Loon J.T., 2022, MNRAS, 512, 563; arXiv:2203.01780

Februuary 2022: "Tenpence" -- A matter of life, death or transportation, de Grijs R., 2022, Past Forward, 92, 8-9; selected as prize winning entry in the 2022 Barbara O'Neill Local History Writing Competition (Wigan, UK)

February 2022: The VMC survey. XLVII. Turbulence-controlled hierarchical star formation in the Large Magellanic Cloud, Miller A.E., Cioni M.-R.L., de Grijs R., Sun N.-C., Bell C.P.M., Choudhury S., Ivanov V.D., Marconi M., Oliveira J., Petr-Gotzens M., Ripepi V., van Loon J.T., 2022, MNRAS, 512, 1196; arXiv:2202.09267

February 2022: The unexpected appearance of Dawes' Observatory on the "1808 Sydney Cove Map", de Grijs R., 2022, J. Astron. Hist. Heritage, 25, 97

February 2022: Decoding the bifurcated red-giant branch as a tracer of multiple stellar populations in the young Large Magellanic Cloud cluster NGC 2173, Kapse S., de Grijs R., Kamath D., Zucker D.B., 2022, ApJL, 927, L10; arXiv:2202.08022

14 February 2022: Join us for this year's first free AuthorAID webinar on Hot topics in publishing ethics, chaired by yours truly. (recording)

7 February 2022: When governments don't get along, scientists are key, de Grijs R., 2022, AuthorAID blog post

February 2022: AstroTalk: Behind the news headlines (The Universe is composed of mass, energy and ... information?), de Grijs R., The Amateur Astronomer, February 2022, 62-66 (in Chinese; English version)

21 January 2022: LAMOST reveals secret of stellar rotation of hot stars -- a neat story based on two significant papers by my PhD student Weija Sun!

January 2022: Historical Chinese efforts to determine longitude at sea, de Grijs R., 2022, J. Astron. Hist. Heritage, 25, 54; arXiv:2201.08467

January 2022: The VMC survey. XLV. Proper motion of the outer LMC and the impact of the SMC, Schmidt T., Cioni M.-R.L., Niederhofer F., Bekki K., Bell C.P.M., de Grijs R., El Youssoufi D., Ivanov V.D., Oliveira J.M., Ripepi V., van Loon J.T., 2022, A&A, 663 A107; arXiv:2201.10018

January 2022: Stellar chromospheric variability, de Grijs R., Kamath D., 2022, Scholarly Community Encyclopedia entry

2 January 2022: Year in Review -- Billionaire-Driven Space Tourism Bloomed In 2021, Presenting New Questions of Wastefulness; Richard was interviewed by Sputnik News (but the interview was published first on News Ghana).

News from previous years: 2021; 2020; 2019; 2018; 2017; 2016; 2015; 2014; 2013