Well, being the new year, I think it’s time to stop being such a wastrel and actually sign up for membership to a few societies and associations.
The Royal Astronomical Society
Unfortunately, my RAS application form has been sitting, filled in, in my office for a couple of months now. Slightly foolish of me, perhaps. I intend to get that submitted as soon as I can.
Student membership is only £1 for the first year. Can’t argue with that…
Astrophysical Chemistry Group
A special interest group run as part of the RSC and the RAS. “Its aims are the encouragement and promotion of research, collaboration, discussion and education in the area of overlap between chemistry, physics and astronomy.” It would probably be foolish of me not to become a member.
Membership costs £5 for RAS members.
The Astrobiology Society of Britain
Because if my work has any pertinance in the origin of life, I could find soe useful contacts here. Plus, in matters prebiotic, a chemist may have insights that a biologist might not know about.
Membership is £5 with two references.
A network aimed at bringing together surface scientists and molecular astrophysicists. Being as surface chemistry is a big interest of mine, it might be a good idea to become a member.
No membership fee seems to be listed.
Total cost: £11. Done and done.
And yes, anyone who’s been reading my blog for a while might remember me making another post to a similar effect a while ago. But putting another one here might help kick-start me into action. In the immortal words of Jim Morrisson, the time to hesitate is through.