Education and Outreach Committee

Membership

A Chair who must be a Fellow, and up to six members Ex-officio members: RAS Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director, plus one representative from STFC, IoP, OFSTED, the Bradford & Faulkes Telescopes and the National Schools Observatory.

Terms of Reference/Responsibilities

The aim of the Education and Outreach Committee is to encourage and support engagement in astronomy and geophysics ( A&G) in schools and with the general public by - maintaining, improving and publicizing the RAS education resources database - recommending candidates to Council for the RAS teaching award - supporting teacher training for GCSE Astronomy - facilitating talks by professional scientists to school students and the general public - ensuring the maintenance of a publicly accessible database of forthcoming outreach activities in A&G - supporting such other projects (usually in cooperation with other organisations) consistent with the aims and resources of the committee

The RAS Education and Outreach Committee works within the framework of the 'Washington Charter'.