National Science Foundation to Fund New Windows on the Universe Center for Astronomy Outreach at Kitt Peak National Observatory

National Science Foundation to Fund New Windows on the Universe Center for Astronomy Outreach at Kitt Peak National Observatory

A new $4.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) has been awarded to the Association of Universities for ...
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AURA Statement about the Status of the Sunspot Solar Observatory at Sacramento Peak, New Mexico

Sunspot Solar Observatory is transitioning back to regular operations as of September 17th ...
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AURA Addressing Security Issue at NSO Facility

The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) is addressing a security issue at the National Solar Observatory (NSO) ...
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Dr. Jennifer Lotz Appointed Gemini Observatory Director

The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Jennifer Lotz as ...
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FY2019 Senate Appropriations Bill Provides Valuable Funding for the Future of U.S. Astronomy

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate's Committee on Appropriations, led by Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) and Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT), approved ...
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AURA Welcomes New Mexico Tech as New Member Institution

AURA Welcomes New Mexico Tech as New Member Institution

The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) welcomes the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico ...
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House Appropriations Committee Proposes Strong Funding Levels for Astronomy in FY2019

The U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Appropriations recently approved the fiscal year 2019 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies ...
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US ELTs Team Up

U.S. National Observatory and Extremely Large Telescope Projects team up

U.S. national observatory and two extremely large telescope projects team up to enhance U.S. scientific leadership in astronomy and astrophysics ...
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Keck Northeast Astronomy Consortium Approved as New Member of AURA

The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) welcomes the Keck Northeast Astronomy Consortium (KNAC) as a new ...
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Dr. Phil Puxley

Dr. Phil Puxley New VP for Special Projects and NCOA Interim Director

AURA is pleased to announce Dr. Phil Puxley has joined AURA Corporate Office as the new Vice President for Special ...
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Jeremy Weirich joins AURA as VP for Corporate Strategy

Jeremy Weirich joins AURA as VP for Corporate Strategy

AURA is pleased to announce Jeremy Weirich has joined AURA Corporate Office as the new Vice President for Corporate Strategy ...
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DKIST Primary Mirror has been successfully aluminized

DKIST M1 Mirror Successfully Aluminized

The DKIST Primary Mirror has been successfully aluminized in preparation for installation into the Telescope Mount Assembly. The 4-meter diameter, ...
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