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News Release 413 of 955

June 13, 2005 10:00 AM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2005-08

New Director Appointed at Space Telescope

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Image: Mountain Named STScI Director

Mountain Named STScI DirectorSTScI-PRC2005-08

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Dr. Mattias (Matt) Mountain has been appointed director of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, the science operations center for NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and the planned James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Previously, Dr. Mountain was director of the Gemini Observatory in Hilo, Hawaii. The observatory operates the two 8-meter Gemini Telescopes on Mauna Kea, Hawaii and Cerro Pach"n in Chile.

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Credit: K. Pu'uohau-Pummill (Gemini Observatory)