dr. taft armandroff

Frank and Susan Bash Endowed Chair for the Director of McDonald Observatory

Taft Armandroff


Dwarf spheroidal galaxies, stellar populations in the Galaxy and nearby galaxies, globular clusters, and astronomical instrumentation.

ADS | astro-ph

Group Areas

Stars, Extragalactic


The University of Texas at Austin
McDonald Observatory

2515 Speedway, Stop C1402

Austin, TX 78712

(512) 471-3300 · (432) 426-3670 [Obs]


CV [pdf]


Ph.D., Astronomy, Yale University, 1988
M. Phil., Astronomy, Yale University, 1985
M.S., Astronomy, Yale University, 1984
B.A., Astronomy (with High Honors), Wesleyan University, 1982

Awards & Distinctions

Sturm Memorial Lecturer, Wesleyan University, 2009
Distinguished Alumnus Award, Wesleyan University, 2007
AURA Science Award, 1999
Dirk Brouwer Prize for a Contribution of Unusual Merit to Astronomy, Yale University, 1988
Littell Prize in Astronomy, Wesleyan University, 1982