Director's Office

Contact Information

Address: 950 N. Cherry Ave., Tucson, AZ 85719

Acting Director Lori Allen lallen@noao.edu (520) 318-8281
Acting Deputy Director Adam Bolton bolton@noao.edu (520) 318-8130
Program Manager Miguel Petris mpetris@noao.edu (520) 318-8124
Publications Coordinator Sharon Hunt hunt@noao.edu (520) 318-8475
Administrative Assistant Jessica Harris jessicah@noao.edu (520) 318-8283

Dr. Lori Allen, Acting Director, NOAO

About the Director

Lori Allen became Acting Director of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) on January 25, 2019. She succeeded David Silva, who served as Director from July 7, 2008 until January 25, 2019. Dr. Allen joined NOAO in 2009 from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and has served as Associate Director of Kitt Peak since 2014.

Dr. Allen received her Ph.D. in astronomy in 1995 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a bachelor of arts degree in Physics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Last updated or reviewed February 13, 2019.