SOAR Staff

Important Note for SOAR Users - As of December 2, 2021 (NOTE changed date) the "" domain ceased to exist, and all associated e-mail addresses no longer work.  The new email addresses follow this usage: firstname.lastname at

The full list of NOIRLab scientists and their personal webpage links can be found at this link.


SOAR Direction and Administrative Support
Jonathan (Jay) Elias, Director, Astronomer (also SPARTAN)
Marcela Urquieta, Administrative Specialist

SOAR Support Scientists

Brazilian support is mainly operated by LNA and can be contacted through soar.suporte AT

SOAR Telescope Operations (TELOPS):
Esteban Parkes, CTIO TelOps Manager, Senior Electronics Engineer
Fabián Collao, SOAR Site Manager, Mechanical Engineer
Eduardo Aguirre, Telescope Mechanic
Mauricio Araya, Telescope Mechanic
Sebastián Núñez, Telescope Mechanic
Juan Pablo Burgos, Electronics Technician
Ignacio Roco, Electronics Technician
Sergio Pizarro, Observer Support
Juan Espinoza, Assistant Observer
Carlos Corco, Assistant Observer
Fernando Cortés, Assistant Observer
Rodrigo Hernández, Floating Assistant Observer
Roberto Avilés, Floating Assistant Observer
Rodrigo Hinojosa, Floating Assistant Observer

Updated on January 8, 2024, 3:00 am