ARC and the SDSS Directorate

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R. Irving, Secretary, Secretary/Treasurer
M. Evans, Business Manager
Board of Governors
E. Turner, Chair
SDSS Advisory Council
Scott Tremaine, Chair
Office of
Project Scientist

J. Gunn, Project Scientist
M. Strauss, Deputy
SDSS Directorate
R. Kron, Director
Management Committee
J. Gunn, W. Boroski, D. Weinberg
R. Kron, Chair
Office of
Project Manager

W. Boroski, Project Manager
Collaboration Affairs
D. Weinberg, Spokesperson
Survey Operations
R. Kron, J. Gunn,
W. Boroski

The Astrophysical Research Consortium

The Astrophysical Research Consortium (ARC) was created to provide the faculty, staff, and students from the Participating Institutions with access to modern astronomical equipment for their research programs. It owns and operates the Apache Point Observatory (APO) in Sunspot, New Mexico. The ARC managed facilities at APO consist of the 3.5-meter telescope and its instruments, and the telescopes and instruments of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS).

R. Irving, Secretary/Treasurer
M. Evans, Business Manager

ARC Board of Governors

Oversight of ARC's operations are the responsibility of the Board of Governors. The institutions that constitute the Board are the University of Chicago, the Institute for Advanced Study, The Johns Hopkins University, New Mexico State University at Las Cruces, Princeton University, the University of Washington, and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Board members are drawn from active scientists and senior university administrators.

The Advisory Council

The Board has delegated the oversight and management of the SDSS to the Advisory Council. The Advisory Council actions are governed by the Principles of Operation, which were prepared by the Advisory Council and approved by the Board. Institutional membership on the Advisory Council has been granted to those institutions that made significant cash or in-kind contributions toward the construction, commissioning and operation of the SDSS (the Participating Institutions).

SDSS Directorate

The Board of Governors has delegated to the Director the executive authority for construction and operation of the Survey. The Board, taking into consideration the recommendation of the Advisory Council, appoints the Director for a fixed term.

The Director is responsible for organizing and directing all aspects of the Survey, including the appointment of key personnel. The Director is also responsible for obtaining funds for the construction and operations phases of the Survey on behalf of ARC.

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