Science & Technology Facilities Council (External organisation)

Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee


Chair, Panel for the Allocation of Telescope Time (PATT), Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC)

This is a major international committee, comprising astronomers from the UK, USA, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Holland and Australia, which oversees the use of all the telescopes in which the UK has a financial stake. As Chair of PATT, I had direct responsibility for formulating procedures and policies for the use of these facilities. In addition, I was responsible for assessing and awarding all research grants to United Kingdom research groups, for travel costs associated with awards of observing time on ground-based telescopes. These grants covered travel costs to both PPARC (now STFC) and non-PPARC observing facilities.
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