#astronomy AOP Declares New Board of Govenors – Astronotes

August 17, 2021 - Comment

The Armagh Observatory and Planetarium is delighted to announce its newest appointments to its Board of Governors. Archbishop John McDowell, who took the submit of Chair by advantage of statute on his elevation to Archbishop in 2020, has welcomed 5 new members to the Board. Dean Shane Forster and Archdeacon Elizabeth Cairns additionally joined by


The Armagh Observatory and Planetarium is delighted to announce its newest appointments to its Board of Governors.

Archbishop John McDowell, who took the submit of Chair by advantage of statute on his elevation to Archbishop in 2020, has welcomed 5 new members to the Board. Dean Shane Forster and Archdeacon Elizabeth Cairns additionally joined by advantage of statute when appointed to their positions throughout the Chapter of the Church of Eire Cathedral and Mr Greg Cox by public appointment to characterize the Division for Communities. Archbishop McDowell additionally invited Archbishop Eamon Martin and Ms Sammy Leslie to fill two remaining vacancies.

Included are again from left: Kim Moylan, Boardroom Apprentice 2020-21, Dean Shane Forester, Board of Governors, Greg Cox, Board of Governors and Administration Committee. Center L-R: Eugene Rooney, Administration Committee, Jason Murray, Boardroom Apprentice 2021-22, Paul Kennedy, Administration Committee
Entrance from left: Archdeacon Elizabeth Cairns, Board of Governors, John Briggs, Administration Committee Chair, Archbishop John McDowell, Board of Governors Chair, Prof. Michael Burton, Director, Sammy Leslie, Board of Governors

Talking concerning the newest appointments, Archbishop McDowell stated: “I’m delighted to announce our newest Board members, who all convey their very own abilities and experience to the function. These newest appointments will strengthen our place going ahead, collaborating and dealing alongside each other, inside such a singular organisation.”

Armagh Observatory and Planetarium is an exemplar for Northern Eire on the world stage, excelling in analysis and public outreach in science, set inside a heritage setting that’s wealthy in scientific historical past.

The Board of Governors’ function is to make sure that the tradition and character, historical past and patrimony embodied in Armagh Observatory and Planetarium is protected.

On the finish of June, Archbishop McDowell, John Briggs, Chair of the Administration Committee and Professor Michael Burton, Director welcomed a number of the new members of the Board of Governors and Administration Committee for a familiarisation tour of the Observatory & Planetarium. The Board of Governors has delegated the major accountability for the governance and administration of Armagh Observatory and Planetarium to a Administration Committee with the statutory objective of “growing and bettering the information, appreciation and observe of astronomy and associated sciences”.



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