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Scientific, Organisations
Listed below are all the societies and organisations I am a member of, or specifically linked with.

The Space Art Network

To all those who create or simply enjoy space art in all its forms. Amateur or pro, from the photo realistic panoramas of places or things not of this Earth, to the impressionistic visions evoked by the wonders of the heavens, all are encouraged to add photos of their work for others to see and comment on. Or simply have a discussions about art or space.

Moon Society

When we get there, this is what'll happen!

International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA)
IAAA logo
Formed in 1981, the IAAA now has around 120 members in many countries. It produces an excellent newsletter, Pulsar, and holds exhibitions and workshops – the most recent of which was in Death Valley in February 2005. Both artists and non-artists are welcome, and can join via the website (click on right).
(See also Alien Earth)

BSFG logoBirmingham SF Group (BSFG)
David has been a member of the group since 1973, and has held the position of Chairman four times (three years consecutively), Secretary, Publicity Officer, and Newsletter Editor (also four years).

Tie me kangaroo down...
As Artist Guest of Honour at Novacon (the Brum Group's annual SF convention) in 2000, David even took time to produce a 'Rolf Harris-style' painting in front of the audience.

You can meet Dave on the second Friday of most months (not Easter or Christmas) at
the Britannia Hotel, New Street, 7.45pm, where the Birmingham Science Fiction Group
meets, often with a well-known SF author to talk to them. e-mail the BSFG, or Dave

Society for Popular Astronomy (SPA)
The Society for Popular Astronomy brings astronomy to everyone. Whether you are young or old, a beginner or an experienced skywatcher, you'll get a great deal from the SPA. Formed in 1953 as the Junior Astronomical Society, the SPA is Britain's brightest astronomy society

British Interplanetary Society (SPACEFLIGHT)
The Society was founded in 1933 and is the world's longest established organisation devoted solely to supporting and promoting the exploration of space and astronautics.

Spaceguard UK
There is a real need for an international surveillance network to discover, observe and follow up the study of Near Earth Objects (NEOs). This is where Spaceguard UK is trying to help. You can contact them at the link here.


The Planetary Society (USA) & UK Branch

The Planetary Society was founded in 1980 by Carl Sagan, Bruce Murray, and Louis Friedman to encourage the exploration of our solar system and the search for extraterrestrial life.

The Society is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, funded by dues and donations from individuals around the world. With more than 100,000 members from over 140 countries, we are the largest space interest group on Earth. Membership is open to all people interested in our mission.


British Astronomical Association
The British Astronomical Association is a national organisation, founded in 1890, which encourages amateur astronomy through meetings, sectional groups and its publications. Visit the BAA Information Page where you will find full details of the Objectives, the Observing Sections and Section Directors, the Officers of the Association, Publications, Meetings, Instruments, Library and Educational Policy.


National Space Society (NSS) (USA)
The NSS's vision is people living and working in thriving communities beyond earth. NSS members promote change in social, technical, economic, and political conditions to advance the day when people will live and work in space.


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