Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society
|Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (FRAS)|
Entrance to the Royal Astronomical Society headquarters
|No. of Fellows||~3800 as of 2016[update]|
As of 2016[update] there were around 3,800 Fellows, about half being PhD-level professional scientists; a quarter postgraduate researchers or retired scientists; and the remainder amateur scientists and undergraduates. Around a third of Fellows are based outside the United Kingdom. Fellows are entitled to use the post-nominal letters FRAS.