Alejandra Voigt Named as Vice President and Head of Mission for AURA Observatory in Chile

Alejandra Voigt Named as Vice President and Head of Mission for AURA Observatory in Chile

AURA is pleased to announce the appointment of Alejandra Voigt as Vice President and Head of Mission for AURA Observatory ...
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“The Hunt for Planet B” wins Emmy Award

“The Hunt for Planet B” wins Emmy Award

AURA congratulates Nathaniel Kahn, director, and the entire The Hunt for Planet B team on winning an Emmy® for Outstanding ...
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Dr. Nancy A. Levenson New Interim Director of Space Telescope Science Institute

Dr. Nancy A. Levenson New Interim Director of Space Telescope Science Institute

AURA welcomes Dr. Nancy A. Levenson as the Interim Director of Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI). Dr. Levenson will take ...
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Barbara Mikulski Donates Space Collection to Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore

Barbara Mikulski Donates Space Collection to Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore

The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland, is thrilled to announce that retired U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski ...
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Smiling photo of Jean Toal Eisen in front of green trees

Jean Toal Eisen new AURA VP for Corporate Strategy

The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) is pleased to announce Jean Toal Eisen will join the AURA Corporate ...
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This 180-megapixel panorama shows the various Maunakea observatories including Gemini North, part of the International Gemini Observatory, a program of NSF's NOIRLab.

AURA and NSF’s NOIRLab Acknowledge Hawai‘i House Bill 2024

The International Gemini Observatory, a program of the National Science Foundation's (NSF’s) NOIRLab, which operates the Gemini North telescope on Maunakea, and its management ...
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Continuing Updates on the Contreras Fire at Kitt Peak National Observatory

Continuing Updates on the Contreras Fire at Kitt Peak National Observatory

The Contreras Fire reached the Kitt Peak National Observatory during the early morning of Friday 17 June 2022. We are ...
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Kitt Peak National Observatory Shuts Down Due to Contreras Fire

Kitt Peak National Observatory Shuts Down Due to Contreras Fire

A brush fire that has been designated the Contreras Fire is burning near Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) in southern ...
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JWST Commissioning Bingo Board

JWST Commissioning Bingo

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) commissioning is on the final stretch before the telescope can start science observations! With ...
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logos of the 50 institutions that are members of AURA

2022 AURA Annual Meeting

Each year the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) holds an Annual Meeting for the Representatives from its ...
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AURA Board Endorses Principles for the Future Management of Astronomical Facilities on Maunakea

AURA Board Endorses Principles for the Future Management of Astronomical Facilities on Maunakea

At its April 28,2022 meeting the AURA Board of Directors endorsed the following principles for the future management of astronomical ...
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Many Segments are now One Mirror

Many Segments are now One Mirror

Today NASA released the first image from Webb with all 18 segments focused and functioning together as a single 6.5-meter ...
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