Deputy Directors of Lowell Observatory
Deidre’s thesis work on the star-forming properties of irregular galaxies received an award from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. She held postdoctoral fellowships at the Kitt Peak National Observatory and the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism of the Carnegie Institution of Washington before coming to Lowell Observatory in 1986. Her primary scientific interest is the tiny irregular galaxies – how they originate, evolve, and produce stars and star clusters, and how they are shaped. Her approach is multi-wavelength, including optical, radio, and infrared imaging and spectroscopy.
Deidre also runs our Navajo-Hopi Astronomy Outreach Program.
Stephen is the Deputy Director for Technology and DCT Commissioning Scientist at Lowell Observatory.
Kay manages all of Lowell’s business functions, including its accounting, auditing, and human resources departments, as well as buildings and grounds projects. Kay comes to Lowell with over 30 years of business experience (16 years in Flagstaff nonprofits) and a love for soccer and dogs.