AURA Committees

Composition and Roles

The Board, which meets quarterly, establishes the policies of AURA, approves its budget, elects members of the Management Councils, and appoints the President, the Center Directors, and other principal officers. The Board of Directors is responsible to the Member Representatives for the effective management of AURA and the achievement of its purposes.

Andrew Baker

Rutgers University

Roger Brissenden

Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Martin Barstow

Institute of Space & Earth Observation/Physics & Astronomy
University of Leicester

Sarbani Basu (Vice-Chair)

Astronomy Department
Yale University

James Crocker

Lockheed Martin retired

Debra Elmegreen (Chair)

Department of Physics & Astronomy
Vassar College

Kimberly Andrews Espy

University of Texas at San Antonio

Maura Hagan

Utah State University

Todd Hoeksema

W.W. Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory
Stanford University

Jill Hruby

Laboratories Director, Emeritus
Sandia National Laboratories

Chryssa Kouveliotou

George Washington University

Matt Mountain (ex officio)

AURA

Mark Phillips

Las Campanas Observatory
Carnegie Observatories

Rob Pike

Google Australia PTY, Ltd.

David Reitze

Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory
California Institute of Technology

Maria Teresa Ruiz

Departamento de Astronomia
Universidad de Chile

Robert Shelton

Giant Magellan Telescope Organization

Tom Woods

Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
University of Colorado Boulder

Council Charter (pdf)

The AMCR provides oversight and advocacy for the management of the Vera C. Rubin Observatory.

Daniel Akerib (ex officio)

Particle Physics & Astronomy
Stanford University

Roger Brissenden (Chair)

Director’s Office
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Stuartt Corder

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array

James Fanson

Giant Magellan Telescope – GMTO Corporation

Brenna Flaugher

Fermilab

Suzanne Hawley

Department of Astronomy
University of Washington

David MacFarlane

Particle Physics and Astrophysics
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Lucas Macri

Texas A&M University

Patrick McCarthy (ex officio)

NSF’s NOIRLab

Matt Mountain (ex officio)

AURA

Ricardo Muñoz (ex officio)

Department of Astronomy
Universidad de Chile

Liz Sexton-Kennedy

Fermilab

Alex Szalay

Physics and Astronomy, Computer Science
The Johns Hopkins University

James Yeck (Vice-Chair)

University of Wisconsin
Brookhaven National Laboratory

Council Charter (pdf)

The SOC provides oversight for the National Solar Observatory (NSO).

Taft Armandroff

McDonald Observatory and Department of Astronomy
The University of Texas at Austin

Christoph Baranec

University of Hawaiʻi

Terri Fiez

University of Colorado at Boulder

Jeff Hall (Vice-Chair)

Lowell Observatory

Jason Jackiewicz (Appointed)

New Mexico State University

Feng-Chuan Liu (Appointed)

TMT International Observatory

Matt Mountain (ex officio)

AURA

Kathy Reeves

CFA Harvard

Philip Scherrer

Stanford University

Amy Winebarger

NASA

Thomas Woods (Chair)

Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
University of Colorado

Council Charter (pdf)

The NMOC and each of its members are trustees and advocates to the AURA Board for the mission of NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory. The NMOC provides stewardship and management oversight of NSF’s NOIRLab and gives support and advice to AURA on important policy and management matters.

Roberto Abraham

University of Toronto

Rebecca Bernstein

Carnegie Observatories
Giant Magellan Telescope Organization

Michael Blanton (Appointed)

Physics
New York University

Anita Cochran

Astronomy/McDonald Observatory
University of Texas at Austin

Greg Frazier

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Cesar Fuentes

Departamento de Astronomia
Universidad de Chile

Patricia McBride

Particle Physics Division
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Matt Mountain (ex officio)

AURA

Jim Oschmann

Retired

David Reitze (Chair)

LIGO Laboratory
California Institute of Technology

Natalie Roe (Vice-Chair)

Physics Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

John Troeltzsch

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation

Council Charter (pdf)

STIC provides oversight and advocacy for the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI).

Martin Barstow (Chair)

Institute of Space & Earth Observation/Physics & Astronomy
University of Leicester

Daniela Calzetti (Vice Chair)

Department of Astronomy
University of Massachusetts

Claude Canizares

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Elizabeth Cantwell (Appointed)

University of Arizona

Orlando Figueroa

Orlando Leadership Enterprise, LLC

James Green

Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences
University of Colorado

Lucas Macri

Texas A&M University

Matt Mountain (ex officio)

AURA

Ellen Stofan

National Air and Space Museum

John Toscano

Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Johns Hopkins University

Ann Zabludoff

University of Arizona

Andrew Baker

Rutgers University

Julianne Dalcanton

Astronomy Department University of Washington

Mackenzie Lystrup (Chair)

Ball Aerospace

Catherine Pilachowski

Indiana University

Doug Rabin

NASA

Keivan Stassun

Vanderbilt University