Director's Office

Contact Information

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

Director David Silva (520) 318-8283
Deputy Director Robert Blum (520) 318-8233
Program Manager Jennifer Lutz (520) 318-8124
Publications Coordinator Sharon Hunt (520) 318-8475
Administrative Assistant Laurie Phillips (520) 318-8283

Dr. David Silva, Director, NOAO

About the Director

David Silva became Director of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) on July 7, 2008. He succeeded Todd Boroson, who served as interim Director from April 30, 2007 until July 7, 2008, and Jeremy Mould, who served as Director from January 2001 until April 30, 2007. Prior to his appointment at NOAO, Dr. Silva served as Observatory Scientist with the Thirty Meter Telescope project. Previous to that, he was responsible for data management and user support at the European Southern Observatory.

Dr. Silva received his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1991 and a bachelor of sciences degree from the University of Arizona.

Last updated or reviewed December 14, 2016.