IAA Council

The IAA is governed by a Council elected by the members at the Annual General Meeting, traditionally being the last meeting of the season towards the end of April.

A new Council was voted in at the AGM held on 12th April 2023

The full Council is as follows:-

PresidentMr Paul Evans
Vice-President & Stardust EditorDr Andy McCrea
Vice President Mr John McClintock
Vice President (Youth)Ms Eve Kempston
Vice President (Youth)Ms Poppy Hearne
Hon. SecretaryMr Paul Bates
Hon TreasurerMr Pat O’Neill
Membership SecretaryMs Mary Kirwan-Mackey
PR Officer & Meetings OrganiserMr Terry Moseley
Observing Co-OrdinatorMr David Stewart
Council MemberMr Tony Kempston
Council MemberMs Paula Wallace
Council MemberMr Simon Hearne
IFAS RepresentativesMr Terry Moseley,  Mr Paul Evans
Ex-Officio MembersProf. Mark Bailey, Emeritus Director, Armagh Observatory

 Prof. Mike Burton, Director of Armagh Observatory & Planetarium 

Prof. Francis Keenan, Astrophysics Research Centre, QUB

Prof Alan Fitzsimmons, ARC, QUB

Prof Stephen Smartt, ARC, QUB

Robert Hill, Northern Ireland Space Office
IAA Council August 2015

The Council as of 25th August 2015

L-R, Danny Collins, Eleanor Edwards, Tony Kempston, Paul Evans, David Stewart, Dr Andy McCrea, Terry Moseley, Pat O’Neill, Brian Beesley

IAA Council July 2014

The Council as of 1st July 2014

L-R, Dr Andy McCrea MBE, Brian Beesley, David Collins, David Stewart, Danny Collins, Tony Kempston, Terry Moseley BEM,  Pat O’Neill, Allistair Gordon, Paul Evans

IAA Council November 2013

This photo shows the Council as it stood at November 2013

Back L-R : Pat O’Neill,  Brian Beesley, Tony Kempston, Dr Andy McCrea MBE, Terry Moseley BEM, Philip Baxter, Danny Collins

Front L-R: Paul Evans, Jo Magill, David Stewart, David Collins 

This photo shows the Council as it stood at March 2012

Back L-R: George Brannan, Terry Moseley, Philip Baxter, Danny Collins, David Collins, Paul Evans

Seated L-R: Andy McCrea, Jo Magill, David Stewart, Pat O’Neill

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