Director from 1986 to 1993. Bob Williams' leadership promoted the development of major Programs such as Gemini and GONG which were to form part of the AURA observatory in Chile. Under his management the ground rules for these partnerships were established. He had the foresight to purchase an extension of land for AURA which allowed for the installation and protection of future astronomical installations.
Bob's commitment to the Observatory and its personnel reinforced the Tololino spirit.
Dr. Williams is currently a distinguished research scholar of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) and president of the International Astronomical Union.