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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; Oversee EU Special Representative.
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.
Sara Lucatello (Italy) — Vice-President (since 2018)
Responsibility: EAS Annual Meeting Board; Liaison with ASTRONET; Diversity and Constellations Working Groups
Lex Kaper (The Netherlands) — Vice-President (since 2020; Councillor 2016-2020)
Responsibility: Chairman of EAS Annual Meeting board
Inma Dominguez (Spain) — Secretary (since 2020; Councillor 2019-2020)
Responsibility: Membership Committee; Liaison with Affiliated Societies; Liaison with African Society; Liaison with Sustainability Working Group; support to E-ROAD
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
Georges Meylan (Switzerland) — Councillor (since 2016)
Responsibility: Chair EAS Prize Committees (Tycho Brahe Medal, and MERAC and Zwicky prizes); Oversee nomination of the Lodewijk Woltjer Lecturer and Inspiration Prize
Maarten Baes (Belgium) — Councillor (Councillor since 2017, Editor since 2016)
Responsibility: Newsletter Editor
Agata Różańska (Poland) — Councillor (Councillor since 2020)
Responsibility: Newsletter Deputy Editor; EAS Annual Meeting Board; Social media presence
Antoaneta Antonova (Bulgaria) — Councillor (Councillor since 2020)
Responsibility: Issues on education; Liaison with Sustainability Working Group; Liaison with Diversity & Inclusion Working Group

The EAS Council is helped by the EAS Executive Secretary, 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)