Chair: a Fellow. Members: up to five other Fellows, including a Committee Secretary. An archaeology advisor, normally co-opted. Others may be co-opted as required. Ex Officio - One Secretary
Term of Appointment
Members are normally appointed for three years; these terms are extended, or new appointments made, by Council each July, on the recommendation of the Chair.Continuous membership of the Committee (including terms as its Chair) is normally restricted to a maximum of six years with a minimum break of one year thereafter.
Terms of Reference/Responsibilities
1. To work on behalf of the RAS to help ensure that cultural properties and artefacts significant in the development of astronomy, together with their settings, are duly studied, protected and maintained, both for their greater enjoyment and to the potential benefit of future historical research.(a)
A minimum of two and a maximum of four meetings are held each year, depending upon the level and urgency of business, and timed so as to maximise attendance.