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7th January 2014 – DIAS Academic begins term as Chair of the European Space Agency’s Astronomy Working Group

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We are pleased to announce that Professor Luke Drury, Director of the School of Cosmic Physics, has commenced a 3-year term as Chair of the European Space Agency’s Astronomy Working Group.

The European Space Agency (ESA) is an intergovernmental organisation dedicated to the exploration of space, with 20 member states. ESA’s Astronomy Working Group (AWG) provides scientific advice mainly to the Space Science Advisory Committee (SSAC).  The Chair of the working group is also a member of the SSAC.

Professor Drury is a member of the Council of the Institute and Director of the School of Cosmic Physics. He is Senior Professor and Head of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Section within the School.  He is currently President of the Royal Irish Academy.