Our Society

The British Interplanetary Society is an international membership society and registered charity.

We are devoted to initiating, promoting and disseminating new concepts and technical information about space flight and astronautics.

Our goals are to:

  • Diversify engagement with our wider membership, stakeholders and the public.
  • Advance opportunities to participate in our technical projects.
  • Evolve our professional offer.
  • Celebrate innovation and excellence.
  • Advocate for space within the UK and overseas,
  • Strengthen outreach.

We exist to inspire people about space so that humanity builds a future beyond the Earth.

Our Governing Documents

Governance policies

Governance policies relate to how the Society is run as a charity.  All Governance policies have been, and must be, approved by Council.  You can download these policies to view:

Respect Policy

This Policy protects the whole BIS community, and outlines our policy and procedures in relation to respect, and what action the Society would take in the event of harassment or bullying.

Council Members' Code of Conduct

All Council Members sign the Code of Conduct to show that they understand their roles and obligations as Trustees.

Conflict of Interest Policy

The Conflict of Interest Policy ensures that everyone is aware of when they need to declare an interest that might be seen to affect their judgement.  Council Members must complete the declaration.

Ethical Partnerships Policy

This sets out the BIS position on organisations with which the charity might set up partnerships.

The Society

Founded in 1933, the British Interplanetary Society is the world’s longest established organisation devoted solely to supporting and promoting the exploration of space and astronautics.

British Interplanetary Society
Arthur C. Clarke House
27-29 South Lambeth Rd

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7735 3160

Company Limited by Guarantee No: 402498
Registered Charity No: 250556