Zach Gallegos is a shining example of dedication and hard work. His journey from a security guard to the HVAC and Plumbing lead at the VLA is inspiring. Despite the challenges, he continues to serve with grit and determination, ensuring the smooth operation of the VLA. His story serves as a reminder that with passion and dedication, one can achieve great heights in any field.
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.
When the morning sun rises over the lands of the United States, it rises first over St. Croix. Located…
When a star begins to form, the heat and pressure generated during the initial collapse of a protostar can…
Astrophysical masers are microwave lasers that occur naturally in space. They are found in regions of gas that have…
The Jets and OUtflows Revealing the Nature and Evolutions of massive YSOs (JOURNEY) Project aims to better understand High…
The birth of a star begins with the collapse of cold molecular gas under its gravitational weight. But once…
Our atmosphere is fairly transparent to a range of radio frequencies, but not perfectly transparent. Astronomers need to know…
2,712 miles, 3 covid vaccines, 1000 forms, 4 Trader Joes stops later and I have photographed the Karl G….
Moon as seen by ALMAFirst radio image of the Moon taken with a 12-meter ALMA antenna. The optical image at left shows the sunlight reflected by the Moon's surface, whereas the radio image shows the physical temperature distribution of the Moon. The ALMA image clearly shows the temperature distribution of the Moon, including weak radio emission from the dark side of the Moon.
NRAO Making Waves
Announcements and Achievements
New US & Japan Partnership Will Make the World’s Most Powerful Telescope Even More Sensitive
The National Science Foundation’s National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) are joining…
Five Decades of Groundbreaking Millimeter Astronomy—From Discovering Molecules in Space to Imaging New Solar Systems
Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI) and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) have awarded the 2023 Karl G. Jansky Lectureship to Dr. Paul A. Vanden Bout, Senior Scientist, Emeritus at NRAO. The Jansky Lectureship is an honor established by the trustees of AUI to recognize outstanding contributions to the advancement of radio astronomy.
German tech factory reveals antenna prototype—ngVLA will open a new window into the Universe
Usually it’s Octoberfest that draws a crowd to Germany this time of year. For hundreds of folks gathered at…
Book Release: “Joe Pawsey and the Founding of Australian Radio Astronomy”
This book was more than 15 years in the making, and it is a collaboration of three authors across two continents who worked together to bring to light the story of Joe Pawsey, a key figure in Australian science and, especially, radio astronomy.
On a clear, dark night, you can see a glowing stream that seems to split the sky. We have called it the Milky Way for thousands of years, and its exact nature was a mystery until less than a hundred years ago.
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.