SOAR Organization

The SOAR Telescope is a partnership between the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, e Inovação (MCTI) of the Federal Republic of Brazil, the U.S. National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), and Michigan State University (MSU).

You can reach the Astronomy units at the SOAR partner institutions through the following links:
National Optical Astronomy Observatory / Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory
Laboratorio Nacional de Astrofísica (LNA), Brazil
Michigan State University Astronomy Department
University of North Carolina, Department of Physics and Astronomy

SOAR is operated by NOAO, and is governed by a Board of Directors. It has a Science Advisory Committee (SAC) and each partner has a Time Allocation Committee (TAC).  At its La Serena headquarters, SOAR is managed by its Director, operations and support work carried out by the SOAR staff.