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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 2017.
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

1

       

President Elect

     

Prof. Mike Cruise

School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham, B15 2TT

T 0121 414 6451

E a.m.cruise<-at->bham.ac.uk

 A

 1

 

 

 

 

Vice-Presidents

 

 

 

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

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

1

Mr Charles Barclay

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

T c/o 020 7734 3307

E ceb<-at->marlboroughcollege.org

 A

Prof. Ian A. Crawford
School of Earth Sciences
Birkbeck College
Malet Street
London, WC1E 7HX
T 020 3073 8026
E i.crawford<-at->bbk.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

4

 

 

 

 

Secretaries

 

 

 

Senior Secretary

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

 

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

 

G

                   

4

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

 

1

Geophysics Secretary

Prof. Mark Lester

Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester, LE1 7RH


T 0116 252 3506

E mle<-at->leicester.ac.uk

                 G

                    5

  

 

 

 

Councillors

 

 

 

Dr Megan Argo

Jeremiah Horrocks Institute
for Mathematics, Physics and Astronomy
University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE

T 01772 893312

E margo<-at->uclan.ac.uk

A

3

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

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

2

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

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

1

Prof. Steve Miller

Emeritus Professor of Science Communication / Planetary Science

Department of Science and Technology Studies / Physics and Astronomy
University College London
Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT

T 07963 585835

E s.miller<-at->ucl.ac.uk

 G  3

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

2

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

1

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  2

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

2

Dr Clare E.J. Watt

Lecturer, Meteorology

University of Reading

Whiteknights
PO Box 217
Reading, RG6 6AH

T 0118 378 6213

E c.e.watt <-at-> reading.ac.uk

G 3

Mr Mark Woodland

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

T 07851 019333

E mwoodland1504 <-at-> gmail.com>

A 3