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Contact individual council members:

Roger Davies (UK) — President (since 2017, Vice-President 2012-2017)
Responsibility: Chair Council meetings, Business meetings with the Affiliated Societies, and the annual General Assembly; Link to the University of Geneva and EAS Office; Liaison with IAU, AAS, AfAS
Roger Davies was the Philip Wetton Professor and Head of Astrophysics at the University of Oxford until 2022 and President of the Royal Astronomical Society for 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.
Sara Lucatello (Italy) — Vice-President (since 2018)
Responsibility: EAS Annual Meeting Board; Liaison with ASTRONET; Satellite Constellations Working Group; Diversity & Inclusion and Advisory Committee; Link to COPUOUS; Social media presence
Lex Kaper (The Netherlands) — Vice-President (since 2020; Councillor 2016-2020)
Responsibility: Chairman of EAS Annual Meeting board
Nick Kylafis (Greece) — Treasurer (since 2019, Councillor 2018-2019)
Responsibility: Finances, incl. EAS annual meetings; Recruitment of Organisational members
Andreas Burkert (Germany) — Councillor (since 2018)
Responsibility: European Regional Office of Astronomy for Development; Overseeing of issues on education; Link to Heraeus Foundation
Agata Różańska (Poland) — Councillor (Councillor since 2020)
Responsibility: Newsletter Editor; EAS Annual Meeting Board
Antoaneta Antonova (Bulgaria) — Councillor (Councillor since 2020)
Responsibility: Liaison with Sustainability and Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committees; Deputy Newsletter Editor; EAS representative for the selection of A&A awards
Nabila Aghanim (France) — Councillor (Councillor since 2022)
Responsibility: Chair EAS Prize Committee; Oversee nomination of the Lodewijk Woltjer Lecturer; Link to COPUOUS
Jarle Brinchmann (Portugal) — Councillor (Councillor since 2022)
Responsibility: EAS annual meeting, Liaison with Sustainability Advisory Committee
Andreja Gomboc (Slovenia) — Councillor (Councillor since 2023)
Responsibility: In discussion, soon to be announced
Mariya Lyubenova (Germany) — Councillor (Councillor since 2023)
Responsibility: In discussion, soon to be announced
The EAS Council is helped by the EAS Executive Secretary, Dr Marc Audard, who leads the EAS Office.
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The EAS Office is hosted by the Department of Astronomy of the University of Geneva. Requests related to Individual Memberships are to be addressed to Ms. Marie-Claude Dunand. For all other matters please contact the Executive Secretary, Dr Marc Audard.

The general address is:
EAS Office
Department of Astronomy
University of Geneva
Chemin d'Ecogia 16
CH-1290 Versoix
Tel: +41 22 379 21 00 (M.-C. Dunand)
Tel: +41 22 379 21 66 (M. Audard)

E-mail: eas-membership @ (for membership requests and fee payment)
E-mail: eas-web @ (for requests related to the EAS and EAS annual meeting websites)
E-mail: execsec-eas @ (to contact directly the Executive Secretary)
E-mail: finance-eas @ (for financial matters)
E-mail: eas @ (for any other request)