Officers and Committee Heads

RAC Officers, Staff, and Committee Heads

The Raleigh Astronomy Club (RAC) is a North Carolina 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation based in Raleigh, NC, USA. The organization has a number of officers and committee heads to help facilitate the club’s mission. All positions are completely voluntary and members serve in these positions for the benefit of the club and the public with no compensation.


The officers serve as the board of directors for the Raleigh Astronomy Club and are elected for annual term every June. The officers for 2018-2019 are:

    Co-chair (Executive Officer): Doug Lively
    Co-chair (Executive Officer): Ann Murphy
    Co-chair (Executive Officer): Steven Blake
    Secretary: Phyllis Lang
    Treasurer: Steve Izzo
Special Interest Group Leaders

The special interest groups are focused on a particular aspect of amateur astronomy and meet separately from the main body of the club.

    Imaging/Astrophotography Leader: Chris Cole
Committee Heads

Certain activities are managed by committees of volunteers and the officers will appoint a person to head that committee.

    Webmaster: Matt Lochansky
    Public Information/Social Media: Doug Lively
    Astronomical League Coordinator: Doug Lively

    Loaner Telescope Committee Head: Ramiro Rodriguez / Andy Grant
    Public Observing/Outreach Committee Head: Matt Lochansky

RAC is a non profit organization

Please send general inquiries to [email protected]

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