Dr. Jeffrey Hall

Executive Director

Dr. Jeff Hall, Director of Lowell Observatory
Solar Astronomy
PhD Pennsylvania State University, 1991

Dr. Hall  joined the staff at Lowell Observatory in 1992 as a postdoctoral research fellow. In 1998 he was appointed Lowell’s Associate Director for Education and Special Programs, and from 2008-2010 served as the project scientist for the Lowell Discovery Telescope, then known as the Discovery Channel Telescope. He was appointed interim Director in June 2010 and Director in December 2010. His title was changed to Executive Director in 2022.

From 1992 through 2020, Dr. Hall worked with Dr. Wes Lockwood, Brian Skiff, and Len Bright on a long-term program involving monitoring of solar and stellar activity cycles, with the goal of characterizing their origin and morphology as well as lending an astronomical perspective to solar influences on terrestrial climate.

Dr. Hall is Chair of the American Astronomical Society’s Committee on Light Pollution, Radio Interference, and Space Debris and has played an active role in dark-sky preservation efforts around Arizona. He is also the Chair of the Solar Observatory Council for the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA).

In the local community, Dr. Hall is a member of Northern Arizona Leadership Alliance and is former President of the Governing Board of Northland Preparatory Academy, a college-prep charter school, as well as of the Board of Directors of the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra. His principal avocation is music and he has been a substitute organist at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany as long as he has lived in Flagstaff.

Check out Dr. Hall’s webpage.