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Doug Simons

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Gemini Observatory

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Gemini Observatory

670 N. A'ohoku Pl.

Hilo, Hawaii,96720

United States

Company Description

The Gemini Observatory provides the astronomical communities in each partner country with state-of-the-art astronomical facilities that will allocate observing time in proportion to each country's contribution. In addition to financial support, each country al...more

Background Information

Employment History

Executive Director

Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corporation


Primary Spokesperson

Bennet Group


Affiliations

Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy

Board Member


The National Optical Astronomy Observatory

Committee Member


Education

B.S.

astronomy

California Institute of Technology


Ph. D.

astronomy

University of Hawaii's Institute for Astronomy


Ph.D.

astronomy

Institute of Astronomy at UH Manoa


Web References(66 Total References)


Maunakea Management Board | Office of Maunakea Management

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Douglas Simons - Douglas Simons is the Executive Director for the Canada-France-Hawai`i Telescope (CFHT) on Maunakea.
After receiving his Ph.D. in astronomy from the Institute of Astronomy at UH Mnoa, he began working as a staff astronomer for the CFHT. He later joined the Gemini 8-meter telescope project as a systems scientist and eventually was named manager of Gemini's instrument development program. In 2006, he was appointed Director of Gemini, but in 2012, he returned to CFHT as its executive director. He has devoted countless hours of volunteer service to the Waikea Elementary and High schools and serves as guest lecturer in the classroom on astronomy and other science fields. He has been an advocate for the University's management of Maunakea including providing supporting testimony on the Comprehensive Management Plan, and has volunteered on several occasions with the Office of Maunakea Management's volunteer invasive weed pulls at Halephaku. Dr.Simons presents a balanced perspective of advancing astronomy on Maunakea with an approach that does minimal harm to the resources.


AURA News

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On February 15, the Gemini Board met by telecon and approved the AURA recommendation that Doug Simons be appointed the Director of the Gemini Observatory.


AURA News

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Gemini Director, Doug Simons, Steps Down.
Today the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy announced that Doug Simons, Director of the Gemini Observatory, will step down at the end of his term on May 18, 2011. Appointed for a five year term in 2006, Dr. Simons has directed the Gemini Observatory through an extremely challenging period in which the nature of the Gemini partnership changed radically with the withdrawal of the United Kingdom. As a result, the Gemini Observatory, under Simons leadership, mapped out a transition plan that will allow Gemini to continue to provide the partners with full access to an exciting suite of observing capabilities over the next five years. Dr. William Smith, President of AURA, said "Doug leaves behind a lasting legacy for Gemini that will allow us to respond to the many challenges we will face in the future." Dr. Simons will take on new tasks within the Gemini Observatory that include creating a more active synergy among the Mauna Kea observatories. Dr. Caty Pilachowski, Chair of the AURA Board, said "Doug has been a tremendous asset for AURA and I look forward to his continued contributions in Gemini.


Testimonials - Learning Biz

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Doug Simons
Executive Director of the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope; former Director of the Gemini Observatory


www.aura-astronomy.org

Gemini Director, Doug Simons, Steps Down. Fred Chaffee named Interim Director
AURA News Gemini Director, Doug Simons, Steps Down. Today the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy announced that Doug Simons, Director of the Gemini Observatory, will step down at the end of his term on May 18, 2011. Appointed for a five year term in 2006, Dr. Simons has directed the Gemini Observatory through an extremely challenging period in which the nature of the Gemini partnership changed radically with the withdrawal of the United Kingdom. Dr. Simons will take on new tasks within the Gemini Observatory that include creating a more active synergy among the Mauna Kea observatories. Dr. Caty Pilachowski, Chair of the AURA Board, said " Doug has been a tremendous asset for AURA and I look forward to his continued contributions in Gemini.


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