Bryan Thomas

Station Chief, Barrow Observatory

Barrow Observatory

Mailing Address:
Barrow Observatory
P.O. Box 888
Barrow, AK 99723

Phone: 907-852-6500

Bryan Thomas

Bryan is a Physical Scientist responsible for taking measurements and maintaining instruments and facilities as the Station Chief of the NOAA Barrow Atmospheric Baseline Observatory.

Bryan moved to Utqiaġvik (Barrow), Alaska from his hometown near Sacramento, California in January 2007.

Prior to relocating to the Arctic, Bryan worked in the Information Technology field, including technical support and systems programming for Intel Corporation in California.

Upon moving to Utqiaġvik, he worked as a logistics planner and systems programmer with the Barrow Arctic Science Consortium (BASC), and later as a telephone and internet technician with Arctic Slope Telephone Association Cooperative (ASTAC). In 2016, Bryan joined the Federal service as a Physical Scientist.

Bryan has also served as an adjunct instructor of Mathematics and of Information Technology for Iḷisaġvik College.

Bryan lives year-round in Utqiaġvik with his spouse Laura, his 3 children, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and 1 tortoise.

Bryan's hobbies and other interests include: computer programming; museums; hiking; gardening; building with LEGO® bricks; Monty Python humor; disability advocacy; citizen science; reading.

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Web of Science ResearcherID: AAI-3970-2021