[ASA] Call for membership | National Committee for Astronomy

Meaghan Dzundza meaghan.dzundza at science.org.au
Fri Nov 1 12:31:44 AEDT 2019

The National Committee for Astronomy (NCA) is one of 22 National Committees of the Australian Academy of Science. The NCA exists to foster astronomy in Australia, to liaise with international scientific bodies, and to advise the Council of the Australian Academy of Science on relevant matters. One of its main activities is to oversee the Decadal Plan process for Australian Astronomy. In 2019 and 2020 the committee's major task is the review of the current decadal plan: www.science.org.au/astronomy-midterm<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/iGJKC2xZYvCwxEzPcnB6NA?domain=science.org.au>

The NCA is made up of about eight members appointed by the Executive Committee of the Academy. The current members of the committee are listed at www.science.org.au/national-committee-astronomy<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/f5eoC3Q8Z2FQ8Rz6Tqm9pC?domain=science.org.au>

There is one vacancy on the NCA from 2020 to replace Chris Tinney, whose term completes in December 2019.

To make the process of selecting new members as open as possible, the NCA is calling for nominees from the broader astronomy community. Members of the NCA should be respected members of the Australian astronomy community with a broad spread of institutions and specialisations. Interest in these new appointments from female members of the community is encouraged to ensure gender balance of the National Committee.

The National Committee guidelines can be found at www.science.org.au/guidelines-national-committees<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/YGHvC4QZ1RF1j7KMTBrWqX?domain=science.org.au> The guidelines relating to membership can be summarised as follows:

  *   Members should be scientists active in the field
  *   Membership shall be appropriate to 'the best interests of Australian science'
  *   Membership will not usually exceed eight people
  *   Members will usually be appointed for up to three years
  *   Re-appointment for one further year is possible in 'exceptional circumstances'

Note that all appointments are made by the Academy's Executive Committee on the basis of a nomination forwarded by the Chair of the NCA.

Nominations will be reviewed by a panel consisting of the NCA Chair (Lister Staveley-Smith), the President of the ASA (Cath Trott) and one Fellow of the Academy who is not an NCA member (Elaine Sadler). This review panel (in consultation with the Academy's Secretary for Physical Sciences) will make a recommendation on the vacant position, which will be forwarded to the Academy's Executive Committee for approval.

Please send your nominations by email to the Academy (nc at science.org.au<mailto:nc at science.org.au>) before 5.00 pm AEDT on Friday 22 November 2019.

Nominations should be brief and include your name, institution and a very short outline of expertise. Self-nominations are acceptable.

Kind regards
Meaghan Dzundza

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