Research astronomer appointed new director at McDonald Observatory

AUSTIN -- Astronomer Taft Armandroff has been appointed the new director of the McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis, Texas, which is part of the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin. Armandroff, who is currently director of the W. M. Keck Observatory on the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii, will join McDonald in June. He succeeds David Lambert, who, as the observatory’s third director, propelled the observatory to national prominence. Lambert will resume his position as a full-time faculty member in the Department of Astronomy.
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