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Doug Simons

Gemini Director

Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy

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Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy

1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Ste 1475

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, 20004

United States

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AURA, the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, is a consortium of universities, and educational and other non-profit institutions, that operates world-class astronomical observatories that we term "centers. Our members are 40 U.S. Institution...more

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Employment History

Director

Gemini Observatory


Executive Director

Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Corporation


Primary Spokesperson

Bennet Group


Affiliations

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(68 Total References)


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. 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.


AURA News

Doug Simons said "I'm really proud of how well this team performed an extremely complex and delicate task, including skills ranging from handling extremely large/delicate loads to depositing chemical layers measuring as little as ~6 Angstroms thick--a few molecules across."


http://www.aura-astronomy.org/news/news.asp?newsID=259&newsType=0

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.


Mid-Term Review Session at the 2014 AGM - CASCA

14:05 - 14:15 CFHT: New Instruments and MSE - Doug Simons (CFHT Corporation)


AURA News

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.


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