With a view to creating interest in Astronomy and Space Science among the people of Bangladesh, the Bangladesh Astronomical Society was founded by a group of Astronomy enthusiasts in their meeting held on November 12,1984 in the office of Bangladesh Institute of Distance Education, Dhanmundi, Dhaka and an Adhoc Committee was formed with the following persons present in that meeting :


Prof. Mohammed Abdul Jabbar
Eminent Astronomer and Head of the Dept.of Mathematics, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET)
Dhaka



: President
Dr. A.K.M. Sirajul Islam
Director, Bangladesh Institute of Distance Education
Ministry of Education, Government of Bangladesh
Dhaka



: Vice-President
Dr. A. R. Khan
Associate Professor, Department of Applied Physics University of Dhaka



: Vice-President
Mr. F. R. Sarker
Amateur Astronomer and a Businessman
Dhaka


: General Secretary
Dr. Mobarak Ali Akhand
Director, Science Museum
Dhaka



: Treasurer
Dr. Abdullah Al-Muti Sharafuddin
Popular Science Writer, Secretary, S&T Division, Ministry of Education, Government of Bangladesh, Dhaka


: Member
Dr. A. H. Pramanik
Director, Bangladesh Space Research and Remote Sensing Organisation (SPARRSO)
Dhaka



: Member
Dr. Shamsuzzoha
Prof. Deptt.of Physics, University of Dhaka


: Member
Mr. Shahjahan Mridha
General Secretary
Anusandhitsu Chakra, Dhaka


: Member


AFTER DEPARTURE OF PROF. DR. A. R. KHAN (HONARABLE PRESIDENT OF BAS)

PRESENT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

Dr. Ziauddin Ahmed

: Chief Adviser
Dr. Mobarak Ali Akand

: Honourable Adviser
Dr. Rezaur Rahman

: President
Mr. F. R. Sarker

: Vice-President (1st)
Mr. Munir Hasan

: Vice-President (2nd)
Dr. Arshad Momen

: General Secretary
Dr. Farseem Mannan Mohammedy

: Joint-Secretary
Mr. Sazzadur Rahman Chowdhury

: Treasurer
Mr. AFM Hassan

: International Relations
Mr. Reza Sarker :

Joint-International Relations

Mr. Mamun Ahmed Sharif

: Press Secretary
Mr. Debasish Haldar

: Office Secretary
Mr. Niranjan Roy

: Member
Ms. Dibyangana Kar Mou

: Member
Mr. Ibrahim Modasser

: Member
Ms. Syeda Lammim Ahad

: Member
Mr. Wahidozzaman Wahid : Member