Call for suggestions for RAS Specialist Discussion Meetings 2020-21 (Deadline 1 March 2020)

February 20, 2020, from Natasha Jeffrey

The RAS invites suggestions from Fellows of the RAS who wish to propose (and therefore organise) Specialist Discussion meetings for the academic year beginning October 2020. Meetings are held monthly from October to May, normally on the second Friday of the month. The April 2021 meeting will be on the third Friday, 16 April.

To help with assessment, proposals should include the following information:

Title of meeting and organiser(s), at least one of whom should be an RAS Fellow
The topics to be covered in the meeting
Rationale for the meeting, including timeliness
Suggestions for invited speakers
Preferred date for meeting, if any
Proposals should not exceed one A4 page in length

For information, detailed guidance for meeting organisers may be found at:

Proposals for Astronomy SD meetings (including Exoplanets) should be sent to Mandy Bailey ( and proposals for Geophysics SD meetings (including Solar, Solar Terrestrial and Planetary Physics) should be sent to Mark Lester ( The deadline for receipt of proposals is 1st March 2020.

Mandy Bailey and Mark Lester