Dr. Frank Bash

Former Director, McDonald Observatory. Dr. Frank N. Bash served as Director of McDonald Observatory from 1991 to 2003, and as Interim Director 1989-1991. The Frank N. Bash Visitors Center at McDonald Observatory was named for him. Bash is currently the Frank N. Edmonds, Jr. Regents Professor Emeritus in Astronomy at The University of Texas at Austin. His research centers on large-scale structure of spiral galaxies and star formation on large scales. (Credit: McDonald Observatory)