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Alison Peck

Program Director, Astronomy Division, National Science Foundation

Research Focus
About Alison

I work primarily on astronomical instrumentation, with a background in radio astronomy.  My research involves supermassive black holes and their environments.  I have almost 20 years of experience in observatory operations and management, and now serve as a Program Director at the NSF.  In my free time, I try to do as much traveling and hiking as possible, try out new vegetarian restaurants and recipes, and I play with my very spoiled cat, Freya.


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Physics, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 09/1999


Physics, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 05/1997


Physics/Math, University of Nebraska at Kearney, 05/1994

Interested in
  • Mentoring
  • Consulting
  • DEI/STEM Community Engagement
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