An international team of astronomers used ALMA and the VLA to create more than three hundred images of planet-forming disks around very young stars in the Orion Clouds. These images reveal new details about the birthplaces of planets and the earliest stages of star formation.
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.
2019 has been a spectacular year of discovery for all of astronomy, and radio astronomy in particular. The public got…
Long, long ago… or if you’re an astronomer, far, far away… STARS EMIT LIGHT Stars, galaxies, even dust and complex…
If you take U.S. Highway 60 west out of Socorro, in fifty miles you’ll bump into the Very Large…
Standing at the high site of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array is like standing on another world. Sandy gravel…
Radio telescopes received the signal that allowed 600 million people to watch Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the Moon.
Ruby Payne-Scott was born on May 28, 1912 in Grafton, New South Wales. She began her college career at…
Since the 1930s, when Karl Jansky detected the first radio signals from space, astronomers have used radio telescopes to…
Father of SETI with SETI's First TelescopeDr. Frank Drake, one of the NRAO's first astronomers, poses with the NRAO's first radio telescope, the 85-foot Howard E. Tatel.
NRAO Making Waves
Announcements and Achievements
NRAO, SETI Institute Agree on New Research Programs
NRAO and the SETI Institute will develop a new system to provide VLA data to an advanced signal processor that will seek to detect signs of extraterrestrial technologies.
International Group Honors NRAO Employee as Technician of the Year
NRAO servo technical specialist Bruce Mues is honored as Technician of the Year by international association.
Antenna Design for the Next Generation Very Large Array
The NRAO has awarded three contracts for the conceptual design of the 18m antenna for the next-generation Very Large Array (ngVLA).
New NSF Support Agreement for Next Generation Very Large Array
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded an additional $4M to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and Associated…
As soon as it came online, ALMA began providing valuable information about extrasolar planetary systems at all stages of their evolution.
From the Earth, a pulsar looks like a star that has a pulse, a rapid beat picked up only by radio telescopes.