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Current Members of the RAS Council

RAS logoThe Royal Astronomical Society is directed and managed by a Council whose members decided by elections held each year. The RAS is a charity under UK law, so the council members also serve as the legal trustees of the charity.

Details on the composition and responsibilities of the Council are given in the bye-laws. The President serves a two-year term; other members serve for between two and five years, depending on the position.

Below is a list of the current members of Council; short biographies are available for most members. Minutes of the Council meetings (six times a year) are provided at the foot of this page.

Notes:
Years to serve are counted from the AGM held in May 2016.
A = Astronomy (including cosmology, astrobiology, astrochemistry, astroparticle physics, computational astrophysics etc.)
G = Geophysics (including geophysical fluid dynamics, planetary sciences, solar-terrestrial physics etc.)
T = Telephone number
F = Fax number
E = Email address

 

President

 

 Des.

 Years to serve

Prof. John C. Zarnecki

Planetary & Space Sciences Research Institute

Robert Hooke Building 

The Open University 

Milton Keynes

MK7 6AA

T 01908 659599

E president<-at->ras.ac.uk

G

2

 

 

 

 

Vice-Presidents

 

 

 

Prof. Donald Kurtz
School of Computing, Engineering and Physical Sciences
University of Central Lancashire
Leighton Building
Preston
PR1 2HE

T 01772 89 3735
E dwk<-at->uclan.ac.uk

A

1

Prof. Hiranya Peiris                                   Astrophysics Group

Department of Physics and Astronomy

University College London

3rd Floor, 132 Hampstead Road

London

NW1 2PS                                           

T 020 3549 5831

E h.peiris<-at->ucl.ac.uk

 A

2

Prof. Christine Peirce
Dept. Earth Sciences
Durham University
Science Laboratories
South Road
Durham DH1 3LE

T  0191 334 2315
F  0191 334 2301
E  christine.peirce<-at->durham.ac.uk

G

1

Prof. Yvonne Elsworth
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT

T 0121 414 4597
E y.p.elsworth<-at->bham.ac.uk

G

2

  

 

 

 

Treasurer

 

 

 

Dr Nigel M Berman

c/o Royal Astronomical Society

Burlington House

Piccadilly

London

W1J OBQ

T c/o 020 7734 3307
E nberman<-at->ras.ac.uk

A

5

 

 

 

 

Secretaries

 

 

 

Senior Secretary

Prof. Ian A. Crawford
School of Earth Sciences
Birkbeck College
Malet Street
London
WC1E 7HX


T 020 3073 8026
F 020 7679 7145
E i.crawford<-at->bbk.ac.uk


G

                    1

Astronomy Secretary  

Dr Mandy Bailey
c/o Royal Astronomical Society
Burlington House
Piccadilly
London
W1J OBQ

 

T c/o 020 7734 3307
E mandybailey22<-at->gmail.com

 

A

 

2

Geophysics Secretary

Prof. Lyndsay Fletcher
School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Glasgow
Glasgow
G12 8QQ


T 0141 330 5311
F 0141 330 8600
E lyndsay.fletcher<-at->glasgow.ac.uk

                 G

                    5

  

 

 

 

Councillors

 

 

 

Prof. Michael Bode
Astrophysics Research Institute
Liverpool John Moores University
IC2, Liverpool Science Park
146 Brownlow Hill
Liverpool L3 5RF

T 0151 231 2920
E mfbode1<-at->gmail.com

A

2

Prof. Martin G. Bureau
Sub -  Department of Astrophysics
Univerity of Oxford
Denys Wikinson Building 
Keble Road, Oxford
OX1 3RH

T 01908 332921
E bureau<-at->astro.ox.ac.uk

A

1

Dr Paul A. Daniels 

c/o Royal Astronomical Society
Burlington House
Piccadilly
London
W1J OBQ

T c/o 020 7734 3307

E ras<-at->qsoft.ltd.uk

 3

Prof. Brad Gibson

E.A. Milne Centre for Astrophysics
Room 63, Blackburn Building
Department of Physics and Mathematics
University of Hull
Hull, HU6 7RX

T 01482 465105

E brad.gibson<-at->hull.ac.uk

A

2

Dr Stacey Habergham
Astrophysics Research Institute
Liverpool John Moores University
IC2, Liverpool Science Park
146 Brownlow Hill, Liverpool
L3 5RF

Tc/o 020 7734 3307

E smh<-at->astro.livjm.ac.uk

A

1

Dr Caitriona Jackman
School of Physics & Astronomy
University of Southampton
Southampton
SO17 1BJ

T 02380 592048
E c.jackman<-at->soton.ac.uk

G

2

Ms Jane MacArthur
c/o Royal Astronomical Society
Burlington House
Piccadilly
London
W1J OBQ

T 0161 223 1045
E jm650<-at->le.ac.uk

G

1

Dr Sheila Peacock
c/o Royal Astronomical Society
Burlington House
Piccadilly
London
W1J OBQ

T c/o 020 7734 3307
E geophyspeacock<-at->myphone.coop

G

3

Prof. Sara Russell
Earth Sciences Dept
Mineral & Planetary Sciences Division
Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
London SW7 5BD

T c/o 020 7734 3307
E sara.russell<-at->nhm.ac.uk

G

1

Prof. Stephen Serjeant                                   Department of Physical Sciences

The Open University

Milton Keynes

MK7 6AA

T 01908 652724                                           E s.serjeant<-at->open.ac.uk

A

2

Prof. Giovanna Tinetti

Astrophysics Group
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University College London
3rd Floor, 132 Hampstead Road
London
NW1 2PS

T 020 3549 5806

E g.tinetti<-at->ucl.ac.uk

 A  3

Prof. Michael Watson

Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester

LE1 7RH

T 0116 252 3506

E mgw <-at-> le.ac.uk

 3