Background Image Courtesy Hubble, Large Binocular Telescope, Subaru Telescope, Robert Gendler

2020-2021 Committee

Committee 2020-2021

2020-2021 committee from left to right: Tingjing Xing, Steve Shen, Ralph Battle, Oliver Normand, Hrachya Zakaryan, Pascal Keller, Calvin Preston, Joseph Thornton.

The executive committee is composed of university students and is responsible for the day to day running of the society. Please contact them if you have any questions. At the end of Lent term there is an opportunity to stand for next year's committee. If you are interested please contact a member of the committee

In order to protect the committee members from spam, the email addresses aren't written out completely on this page. Just add "" after the combination of letters and numbers given. If you encounter problems contacting the committee members, please contact the webmaster directly.

Chair:   Hrachya Zakaryan (hz361)

Secretary:   Oliver Normand (ocn22), Jesus College

A third year physicist and apparently now an astronomer. His attendance at talks became more regular if significantly less punctual throughout last year, although he could reliably be found finishing the flapjacks at the ends of talks whether he had attended or not. He has an irrational enjoyment of operating the Northumberland telescope (who doesn’t??) although too often his nights observing are made difficult by the presence of significant numbers of clouds and significantly fewer stars. When not attending to all things CUAS, he can be found sitting in a rowing boat while pretending to know what he is doing, wandering aimlessly around a remote Scottish hill or undertaking other diverting forms or procrastination.

Junior Treasurer and Membership Officer:   Calvin Preston (cp662)

General Members:

Tingjing Xing (tx223)

Steve Shen (zs351)

Ralph Battle (rb920)

Pascal Keller

Joseph Thornton (jdt50)

CUAS also has a senior committee consisting of a President and Senior Treasurer who are Mike Irwin and Jonathan Shanklin respectively and oversee the actions of the society.


See above for the link to our constitution.


This website is constantly being updated and is maintained by the webmaster (Hannah Sanderson), to whom questions about it should be addressed. Please read our disclaimer.

Photo Credit

The photo of the Ring Nebula is courtesy Astronomy Picture of the Day/Hubble Space telescope/Large Binocular Telescope/Subaru telescope/Robert Gendler (source).