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From the Board of Visitors Executive Committee


January 2010

The Board of Visitors Mid-Winter Meeting, February 5-6, 2010

January 27, 2010

We sincerely hope that you will be able to attend the February 5-6, 2010 Board of Visitors meeting in Austin. The presentations of several of our distinguished astronomers and students promise to be both engaging and thought provoking. more..

Branding McDonald Observatory and the Department of Astronomy

January 27, 2010

Over the past two years, under the leadership of Dr. Isabella Cunningham, a working group of Executive Committee members and BoV members, McDonald Observatory staff, and faculty and students from the UT Austin Department of Advertising has been evaluating the logo and brand shared by McDonald and the Department of Astronomy. more..

UT Austin Advertising Students

Connecting the BoV Executive Committee and the BoV Membership

January 27, 2010

The Executive Committee met in October 2009 for a work session with San Antonio-based planning consultant Bob Ashcroft, to assess the areas in which the Board of Visitors and its Executive Committee should focus their efforts over the next two years. more..

News from Around the BoV, McDonald Observatory, and the Department of Astronomy

January 27, 2010

McDonald Observatory Director David Lambert was invited to give the opening “historical perspective” talk at the International Astronomical Union’s Symposium 268, “Light elements in the Universe,” in Geneva, Switzerland, in November 2009. more..

February 2010 Board of Visitors Meeting Speakers

January 27, 2010

Graduate Student Guillermo Blanc, Harlan J. Smith Postdoctoral Fellow Colette Salyk, and Senior Research Scientist Bill Cochran will speak at the February meeting, discussing nearby galaxies, the search for water in proto-planetary discs, and results from Kepler, the extra-solar planet search mission. Professor Karl Gebhardt will deliver the 18th Annual Great Lecture, "Walk Softly When Exploring the Dark Side of the Universe: Black Holes, Dark Matter and Dark Energy". more..

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January 2010

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The Board of Visitors Mid-Winter Meeting, February 5-6, 2010

Branding McDonald Observatory and the Department of Astronomy

Connecting the BoV Executive Committee and the BoV Membership

News from Around the BoV, McDonald Observatory, and the Department of Astronomy

February 2010 Board of Visitors Meeting Speakers