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.

Barry Barish

California Institute of Technology

Martin Barstow

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

Sarbani Basu (Vice-Chair)

Astronomy Department
Yale University

James Crocker

Johns Hopkins University

Debra Elmegreen (Chair)

Department of Physics & Astronomy
Vassar College

Kimberly Andrews Espy

University of Texas at San Antonio

Maura Hagan

College of Science
Utah State University

Todd Hoeksema

W.W. Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory
Stanford University

Jill Hruby

Laboratories Director, Emeritus
Sandia National Laboratories

Dana Longcope

Department of Physics
Montana State University

Matt Mountain (ex officio)

AURA

Mark Phillips

Las Campanas Observatory
Las Carnegie Observatories

Rob Pike

Google Australia PTY, Ltd.

Natalie Roe

Physics Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Maria Teresa Ruiz

Departamento de Astronomia
Universidad de Chile

Robert Shelton

Giant Magellan Telescope Organization

John Womersley

European Spallation Source ERIC

Council Charter (pdf)

The AMCL provides oversight and advocacy for the management of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST).

Daniel Akerib (ex officio)

Particle Physics & Astronomy
Stanford University

Barry Barish (Chair)

California Institute of Technology

Todd Boroson

Las Cumbres Observatory

Roger Brissenden

Director’s Office
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Suzanne Hawley

Department of Astronomy
University of Washington

David MacFarlane

Particle Physics and Astrophysics
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Claire Max

UC Observatories, PBSci-Astronomy & Astrophysics
University of California Santa Cruz

Patrick McCarthy (Appointed)

The Observatories
Carnegie Institute for Science and GMTO Corp.

Matt Mountain (ex officio)

AURA

Ricardo Muñoz (ex officio)

Department of Astronomy
Universidad de Chile

Phil Puxley (ex officio)

AURA

Liz Sexton-Kennedy

Fermilab

Alex Szalay

Physics and Astronomy, Computer Science
The Johns Hopkins University

James Yeck

International Project Leadership, LLC

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

Jonathan Cirtain (Appointed)

Self-Employed

Shadia Habbal

Institute for Astronomy

Maura Hagan (Chair)

College of Science
Utah State University

Louise Harra

Department of Space & Climate Physics
University College London

Jason Jackiewicz (Appointed)

New Mexico State University

Feng-Chuan Liu

California Institute of Technology & TMT International Observatory

Matt Mountain (ex officio)

AURA

Philip Scherrer

Stanford University

Thomas Woods

Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
University of Colorado

Council Charter (pdf)

The NMOC provides stewardship and management oversight of NOAO, Gemini and LSST operations and oversight of the NCOA Transition project.

Lewis Ball

Science Support and Research
National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Pauline Barmby

Physics & Astronomy
University of Western Ontario

Michael Blanton (Appointed)

Physics
New York University

Anita Cochran

Astronomy/McDonald Observatory
University of Texas at Austin

Kepler de Souza Oliveira

Universidade Federal do Rio Grande

Cesar Fuentes

Departamento de Astronomia
Universidad de Chile

Patricia McBride

Particle Physics Division
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Matt Mountain (ex officio)

AURA

Daniel Reed (Appointed)

Senior VP for Academic Affairs
University of Utah

David Reitze (Vice-Chair)

LIGO Laboratory
California Institute of Technology

Natalie Roe (Chair)

Physics Division
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Margaret (Peg) Stanley (Appointed)

Unaffiliated

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)

Knowledge Enterprise Development
Arizona State University

Orlando Figueroa

Orlando Leadership Enterprise, LLC

James Green

Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences
University of Colorado

Mark McKinnon

National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Matt Mountain (ex officio)

AURA

Ellen Stofan

APL/JHU

John Toscano

Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Johns Hopkins University

Ann Zabludoff

University of Arizona

Blake Bullock

Space Systems Division, NGAS Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS)

Julianne Dalcanton

Astronomy Department University of Washington

Elizabeth Hoffman

Iowa State University

Mackenzie Lystrup

Ball Aerospace

Doug Rabin

NASA