Dave Boboltz is program director working for the National Science Foundation’s Division of Astronomical Sciences since 2013. His primary area of responsibility is the management of the division’s research programs and facilities related to the Sun, including the National Solar Observatory and the NSF’s Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) currently under construction in Hawaii. Prior to NSF, Dave worked as a radio astronomer for the United States Naval Observatory (USNO) for 15 years. His primary area of research is in the study of circumstellar masers in the atmospheres of stars near the end-stages of stellar evolution, like red giants and supergiants. Prior to USNO, he was a postdoctoral fellow at MIT’s Haystack Observatory. Dave received his doctorate in astrophysics from Virginia Tech in 1997. His dissertation research was conducted as a predoctoral fellow at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Socorro, NM.
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