In January next year, the directorship of the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO) will be changing hands. Current incumbent Professor Phil Charles will be handing the reins over to Professor Ted Williams. Williams is currently a Professor in the Physics and Astronomy Department at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA, and has served as director of the department’s Graduate Programme and as associate chair of the department from 2002 to 2005, and again since 2010. It’s a little early, but we welcome him and hope he does as well in the role as his predecessor.
The official SAAO newsfeed has more information.