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Former acting astronomy chief returns to CSIRO

Lewis Ball, the former acting chief of astronomy and space science at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is to return to the post permanently after just over a year working in Chile.

Ball, who has been working as deputy director at the Atacama Large Millimeter/sub-millimeter Array, will return to lead CSIRO in March. He replaces Phil Diamond, who left CSIRO in October 2012 to take up the position of director general of the Square Kilometre Array project.