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Contact individual council members:

Roger Davies (UK) — President (since 2017, Councillor since 2012)
Roger Davies is the Philip Wetton Professor and Head of Astrophysics at the University of Oxford and President of the Royal Astronomical Society 2010-12. He grew up in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire attending the John Leggott School going on to read Physics at University College London. He started research working on galaxy dynamics in Cambridge in the 1970s after which he moved to California before spending 6 years on the staff of the US National Observatory in Tucson, Arizona. As part of the "7 Samurai" team he worked out a new way of measuring the distances to galaxies and discovered the "Great Attractor", a huge concentration of galaxy clusters in the southern sky. He moved to Oxford in 1988 to lead the UK's participation in the construction of the 8m Gemini telescopes, in Hawaii and Chile. In 1994 he took up the post of Professor of Astronomy at Durham University returning to Oxford in 2002 where he was Chairman of the Physics Department from 2005-10. His research interests centre on cosmology and how galaxies form and evolve. He has a longstanding interest in astronomical instruments & telescopes. In recent years he has pioneered the use of a new class of astronomical spectrograph to measure the masses and ages of galaxies, as well as search for black holes in their nuclei.
Serena Viti (UK) — Secretary (since 2012)
Johan Knapen (Spain) — Treasurer (since 2014, Councillor since 2012)
Emmanouil Angelakis (Germany) — Vice-President (since 2014)
Responsibility: overseeing the issues on education and astronomers outside academia
Sofia Feltzing (Sweden) — Councillor (since 2016)
Responsibility: liaise with Astronet and the European Commission
Lex Kaper (The Netherlands) — Councillor (since 2016)
Responsibility: overseeing the organisation of EWASS
Georges Meylan (Switzerland) — Councillor (since 2016)
Responsibility: chair EAS Prize Committees (Tycho Brahe and MERAC prizes) — oversee nomination of the Lodewijk Woltjer Lecturer
Coralie Neiner (France) — Councillor (since 2014)
Responsibility: Facebook content, recruitment of Organisational Members
Olga Sil'chenko (Russia) — Councillor (since 2014)
Responsibility: liaison with the Affiliated Societies, notably in the Eastern European Region — liaison with the Russian Academy and ROSKOSMOS
Maarten Baes (Belgium) — Newsletter Editor (since 2016)
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The EAS Office is hosted by the ISDC Data Centre for Astrophysics part of the Astronomy Department of the University of Geneva. Requests related to Individual Memberships are to be addressed to Marie-Claude Dunand. For all other matters please contact Martine Logossou.

The general address is:
EAS Office
c/o ISDC
Chemin d'Ecogia 16
CH-1290 Versoix
Tel: +41 22 379 21 00 (M.-C. Dunand)
Tel: +41 22 379 21 10 (M. Logossou)

E-mail: eas-membership @ (for membership requests and fee payment)
E-mail: eas @ (for any other request)


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