International Committee

Membership

Chair ( preferably a member of Council), representative of Membership Committee, upto 7 fellows including at least 2 based outside the UK and Executive Secretary (ex officio)

Term of Appointment

Councillors serve for the duration of their office; others for 3 years with the option of a further renewal of 3 years).

Terms of Reference/Responsibilities

Advise Council on International issues including:

1. Support of overseas based fellows

2. Relations with overseas national astronomy societies

3. Relations with international astronomy organisations

4. Capacity development in developing countries ( see http://www.ukcds.org.uk/page-Overview_of_Capacity_Building_Activities-149.html and http://iau.org/static/education/strategicplan_091001.pdf )

Operation

A minimum of 2 meetings a year ( to one of which overseas based members will be invited) with e-communication at other times as required.