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    OBSERVATORY SCIENCES
    MEET THE TEAM

Andrew Foster

Andy has a Doctorate in Astrophysics from the University of Cambridge. After working for 3 years at the Gemini Observatory in Hawaii, he joined Observatory Sciences in 2001 and has been a company Director since 2005. He has spent much of the last 12 years based at Diamond Light Source, his work includes responsibility for the MX beamlines control software

Alan Greer

Alan has a Masters degree in Astrophysics from the University of Oxford.  After working at BAE Systems for two years he joined Observatory Sciences in 2003 and has been a company director since 2010.  Alan's work includes Telescope control, motion control and high performance detector systems, as well as project management.

Philip Taylor

Philip has a Masters degree in Astronomy from the University of Sussex. After working for the Royal Greenwich Observatory for 20 years, including many visits to the telescopes being commissioned on La Palma in the Canary Islands, he was a founder member of Observatory Sciences Ltd in 1998.

Alastair Borrowman

Alastair joined Observatory Sciences in 2008, having worked at the UK Astronomy Technology Centre (UKATC) in Edinburgh for 9 years. During his time at UKATC he was based at ESO's Paranal Observatory in Chile, working on control software for the VISTA telescope. He is based in our Kirkcaldy office where he leads the team responsible for maintenance and upgrades of the European Southern Observatory VLT/VLTI software infrastructure.

Elizabeth Hudson

Liz joined Observatory Sciences in 2019, having had experience of supporting Directors in a variety of different sectors including Aerospace, Venture Capital, Pharma and Biotech.  She is responsible for organising company travel and events, accounting, and general office administration.

Thomas Ives

Thomas obtained a Doctorate from the University of Edinburgh on the topic of swimming micro-organisms in complex fluids. Based in the OSL office in Kirkcaldy, he is a member of the team responsible for maintenance and upgrades of the European Southern Observatory VLT/VLTI software infrastructure.

Dene McArdle

After completing a degree in Mathematics at Heriot-Watt University, Dene worked as an IT consultant for the FDM Group. Based in the OSL office in Kirkcaldy, he is a member of the team responsible for maintenance and upgrades of the European Southern Observatory VLT/VLTI software infrastructure.

Elvedin Tahirovic

Dino  obtained  a  doctorate  in Experimental Particle Physics at
University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). He joined OSL in  2018  after
working  on a CERN project at Queen Mary University of London. He is currently working on the development of control  software  for Double Imaging and Diffraction experiment (DIAD) at Diamond Light Source.

Rebecca Williams

Becky obtained a Doctorate in Astrophysics from the University of Cambridge on the subject of high-redshift galaxies. Since joining OSL in 2017, she has been working on control software for the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST), including the CryoNIRSP infrared instrument being built by the University of Hawaii.

Jack Yates

Jack obtained a Doctorate from the University of Edinburgh on the topic of atmospheric modeling to assess the habitability of exoplanets. . Now based in the OSL office in Kirkcaldy, he is a member of the team responsible for maintenance and upgrades of the European Southern Observatory VLT/VLTI software infrastructure.

Kieran Mulholland

Kieran obtained a Doctorate in Experimental Nuclear Physics from the University of the West of Scotland. Now based in the OSL office in Kirkcaldy, he is a member of the team responsible for maintenance and upgrades of the European Southern Observatory VLT/VLTI software infrastructure.

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