Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array in the Atacama Desert, Chile, is the most complex observatory ever built.
Very Long Baseline Array
The Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) is ten radio telescopes stationed across 5,351 miles. It’s the world’s sharpest, dedicated telescope array.
On a clear dark night, the plane of our Galaxy can be seen arching overhead, filled with bright stars…
This article was originally published in Medium on March 9, 2021. Some changes have been made to the original…
One of the great things about being a radio astronomer is that if you have a good idea, and…
Molecules are found in the hard vacuum of interstellar space, in the same places where new stars and planetary…
In November 2020, Oscar Le, a high school teacher from Northern Virginia, contacted us on behalf of one of…
One of the many things shared by the astronomical objects observed by NRAO radio telescopes and its Education and…
Astronomy is all about our origin: where do we come from? What is the origin of the Earth and…
The Artistry of an ALMA Front EndBehind the dish of each ALMA antenna sits one of these Front Ends, the chilled coolers that hold the suite of cutting-edge receivers. Each receiver was hand-crafted in one of three different laboratories around the world. They were brought together to be assembled into this cryogenic unit and shipped to Chile for installation inside each of ALMA's 66 antennas.
NRAO Making Waves
Announcements and Achievements
NACtober Showcases Research, Accomplishments of National Astronomy Consortium Participants
Kicking off this week, and running throughout the month of October, the annual conference of the National Astronomy Consortium (NAC)—NACtober—will highlight the hard work, research, and accomplishments of the 2021 NAC cohort.
IMAGE RELEASE: Moon’s Tycho Crater Revealed in Intricate Detail
The National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Observatory and National Radio Astronomy Observatory, and Raytheon Intelligence & Space have released new high-resolution images of the Moon, the highest-ever taken from the ground, using new radar technology on the Green Bank Telescope (GBT).
NRAO Congratulates Winners of Breakthrough Prize Awards
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory congratulates four astronomers who earned Breakthrough Prize Foundation awards for their outstanding research on a collision between two neutron stars. Their work made extensive use of the VLA and VLBA.
Nine Children of NRAO Staff Among Recipients of 2021 AUI Scholarship
Fourteen outstanding high school seniors were selected for the AUI 2021 Scholarship—including 9 children of NRAO staff. Each scholarship awardee will receive a $3,500 scholarship, renewable for up to four years.
From the Earth, a pulsar looks like a star that has a pulse, a rapid beat picked up only by radio telescopes.
Neither a hole nor really black, a stellar black hole is actually the superdense remains of a very big star that imploded, violently collapsing in on itself, during a supernova.