The Science Council provides the quality assurance system for those working in science. We set the standards for professional registration for practicing scientists and science technicians across all scientific disciplines. Through our Licensed Bodies we admit to our registers scientists and science technicians who meet our competence and conduct requirements and commit to Continuing Professional Development. Those scientists who reach the required standards are recognized by the following designations CSci, CSciTeach, RSci and RSciTech.
The InSight lander’s work is a timely reminder of science’s capacity to astonish. Even as mankind probes the far depths of the universe and explores the secret workings of subatomic particles, our often myopic picture of our local surroundings can still dramatically change. Every time we open a new window on the universe, we are surprised (emphasis added).