Ricky Patterson

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Associate Director, Research Data Services, UVA Library

Ricky Patterson is the Associate Director for Research Data Services and Social, Natural and Engineering Sciences in the  University of Virginia Library.
Previously, he was a Senior Scientist in the Department of Astronomy where he also was a Lecturer and taught ASTR 1210 (Introduction to the Sky and Solar System) and ASTR 1230 (Introduction to Astronomical Observation).

He also serves as the caretaker and historian for Leander McCormick Observatory, located on Mount Jefferson, and takes the official National Weather Service weather observations for Charlottesville at the COOP weather station located at the observatory.