Ian Robson BSc, Phd, FRAS, CPhys, FInstP. ROE Fellow Director UKATC 2005-2012, Director STFC Technology Dept 2009-12 UK Astronomy Technology Centre Royal Observatory, Edinburgh Blackford Hill Edinburgh EH9 3HJ
Published over 200 papers in astronomy, a textbook on Active Galactic Nuclei, edited four international conference proceedings.
Course organiser and originator of many astronomy and science and society courses (London and UCLAN), supervised 14 PhD and 2 MPhil students.
Member of / chair of numerous SERC/PPARC committees/boards from 1980 - 1992.
President of the International Astronomy Union Commission 55 on "Communicating Astronomy with the Public 2005 - 2008";
IAU working Group on the International Year of Astronomy 2009;
UK lead for IYA2009;
Council Member of the Royal Astronomical Society 2005 - 2008;
Vice President of the Royal Scottish Society for the Arts 2008 - 2011.
President of the Royal Scottish Society for the Arts: 2011-2014.
Vice-President of the Society for Popular Astronomy: 2013-2014.
President of the Society for Popular Astronomy 2014-2016
IAU Office for Astronomical Development: Chair Task Force 3 – Communicating Astronomy with the Public: 2012-2015.
IAU Commission 55: Chair CAP Conference Series.
I am willing to give talks to the general public or astronomical societies in the UK on the following topics:
Further information can be found at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-4004.2008.49610.x/full (link opens in a new window)