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Statement from AURA President, June 2020

These past few weeks have been heart wrenching, difficult and painful, in so many ways ...
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IAU-NRF Regional Office of Astronomy for Development Launched in North America

The North American Regional Office of Astronomy for Development was officially established on 29th January 2020 at a signing ceremony ...
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Barbara Lam appointed as AURA CFO

The Association of Universities in Astronomy (AURA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Barbara Lam as Chief Financial Officer ...
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Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Named After Astronomer Vera C. Rubin

Poised to conduct a vast, deep astronomical survey of the dynamic Universe from high in the Chilean Andes, the Large ...
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Ameerah McBride Announced as AURA's first Chief Diversity Officer

Ameerah McBride Announced as AURA’s first Chief Diversity Officer

The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ameerah McBride as its ...
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AURA Statement on the Starlink Constellation of Satellites

The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) is the managing organization for many ground-based telescopes for National Science ...
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AURA Observatory opens applications for the 2019 AURA Padre Picetti Award

AURA is now accepting applications for the 2019 AURA Padre Picetti Award, open to all teachers in Chile! Every year ...
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10-28 UPDATE: AURA Status during current situation in Chile

Late Friday October 18, Chilean President Sebastian Piñera declared a state of emergency in the province of Santiago, Valparaiso, Concepción, ...
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Patrick McCarthy

New Director of NSF’s National Optical-infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory

Vice President of the Giant Magellan Telescope project and Astronomer at the Carnegie Institution for Science, Patrick McCarthy, has been ...
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Dr. Mario Andrés Hamuy es nombrado Vicepresidente y Jefe de Misión del Observatorio de AURA en Chile

La Asociación de Universidades para la Investigación en Astronomía (AURA) se complace en anunciar que el Dr. Mario Andrés Hamuy, ...
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Dr. Mario Andrés Hamuy Appointed as Vice President and Head of Mission for AURA Observatory in Chile

The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Mario Andrés Hamuy ...
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Lars Lindberg Christensen New Head of NCOA Communications, Outreach, and Education

AURA is pleased to announce the appointment of Lars Lindberg Christensen as Head of NCOA Communications, Outreach, and Education (COE) ...
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