The Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (LBTO), one of the largest and most advanced optical telescopes in the world, is proud to announce the appointment of its new Director, Prof. Joseph Shields, who will assume the position effective June 06, 2022.
Located on the summit of Mt. Graham, LBTO aspires to be the first of the ELTs and one of the leading 8-m class telescopes. Comprised of privately funded or national institutes and consortiums of universities, the goal of LBTO and its partners is to ensure that its community of users are receiving the highest-quality astronomical data.
The new generation of 8m-class telescopes and sensitive infrared instruments facilitates studies of the stellar populations in young, massive clusters down to substellar masses, despite their much larger distance than the typical low-mass star formation regions in out solar neighbourhood.