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Mark Clampin Named Director of the Astrophysics Science Division

Please welcome Mark Clampin into the key leadership position of Director of the Astrophysics Science Division. Mark came to Goddard in 2003 from the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI). Mark has been serving as the James Webb Space Telescope Observatory (JWST) Project Scientist at Goddard since 2003, providing science oversight of the Observatory's design through the initial phases of integration. From 2012 to 2014 he also served as the Chief Technologist of the Cosmic Origins and Physics of the Cosmos Program Offices. During the last year, he participated in the development of the Advanced Large Aperture Space Telescope (ATLAST) concept as a Senior Scientist. Mark assumes this position with a broad range of experience covering the scientific, technical and programmatic breadth of the division’s responsibilities. We are delighted he is accepting this new challenge and we look forward to working with him as he leads the outstanding team here in the Astrophysics Science Division.
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The High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC) Office provides leadership in the Astrophysics Science Division's mission operations and data analysis activities. HEASARC facilitates widespread use of astrophysics data through guest observer programs, data analysis software, instrument calibration, multimission standards, and archive access.

The Office is responsible for the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Center, Legacy Archive for Microwave Background Data Analysis (LAMBDA), and dedicated science support facilities for individual missions. Data from current and older missions are also included, with future mission data added as appropriate. The Office is also responsible for administering the guest observer programs for ongoing astrophysics missions.

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