This site aims to give you an overview of AURA HR Services, and offer easy access to information you need throughout your employment at AURA. This Website is for AURA NSF employees of National Solar Observatory (NSO) and NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory (NSF’s OIR Lab).
If you are an employee of STScI please click here. Click the image below for your HR Contact information.
AURA Human Resources is pleased to announce our annual open enrollment period runs from November 9, 2020 – November 20, 2020. Your changes will be effective for the January 1 – December 31, 2021 plan year.
Open Enrollment is a great opportunity to ask and learn about the many benefit plans offered by AURA. It is also your once-a-year opportunity to enroll, re-enroll or change plans.
Visit the Open Enrollment Website for detailed information.
If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your HR Representative.
To help employees stay informed about their benefits and the resources available to them we have created these webpages that are updated frequently with useful information.
NSF’s Newest Solar Telescope Produces First Images
The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope has produced the highest resolution image of the Sun’s surface ever taken.
First national US observatory to be named after a woman!
It was announced on Jan 6, 2020, that the upcoming Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), which will conduct a vast astronomical survey for unprecedented discovery of the deep and dynamic Universe, will now be named the NSF (National Science Foundation) Vera C. Rubin Observatory (Rubin Observatory or VRO)
NSF’S National Optical Infrared Astronomy Research Lab
On 1 October 2019, the nighttime astronomy facilities supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) transitioned to operating as one organization, NSF’s National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory. The new organization operates five scientific programs: Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, the Community Science and Data Center, Kitt Peak National Observatory (all formerly known as the National Optical Astronomy Observatory); Gemini Observatory and the upcoming Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, and is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy.
Discovering Our Universe Together