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David A Boboltz

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(703) 292-2199
(703) 292-8034
W 9156
Program Director

Program Responsibilities:
National Solar Observatory (NSO)


Program Director
NSO, DKIST, NOIRLab Transition Project
Division of Astronomical Sciences
Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences
National Science Foundation

Dr. David Boboltz is a Program Director working for NSF’s Division of Astronomical Sciences since 2013.  His primary area of responsibility is the management of the division’s research facilities related to the study of the Sun, including the National Solar Observatory and the NSF’s Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope currently under construction on Maui, HI.  Prior to NSF, Dr. Boboltz worked as a radio astronomer for the United States Naval Observatory (USNO) for 15 years.  His primary area of research is the study of circumstellar masers in the atmospheres of stars near the end-stages of stellar evolution (e.g. Red Giants and Supergiants).  Prior to USNO, he was a post-doctoral fellow at MIT’s Haystack Observatory.  Dr. Boboltz received his Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Virginia Tech in 1997.  His dissertation research was conducted as a pre-doctoral fellow at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Socorro, NM. &nb