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.
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…
Last month, a story leaked to the press from the Breakthrough Listen Initiative (BLI), a world-wide decade-long effort to…
2020 probably won’t go down as anyone’s favorite year, but we still want to celebrate all of the cool (radio) science we did.
Explore the fascinating world of radio astronomy with us! Discover the tools scientists use to observe radio waves with…
Every year, we partner with Green Bank Observatory to welcome more than 30 students from around the country into…
A Young GalaxyArtist impression of very young galaxy in the early universe.
NRAO Making Waves
Announcements and Achievements
National Radio Astronomy Observatory featured in the 2021 STEM for All Video Showcase
Three projects from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) are featured in the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded 2021 STEM for All Video Showcase running from May 11 to May 18, 2021, showcasing the Observatory’s commitment to equity, social justice, and creative solutions to engagement during COVID-19.
ALMA Takes First Step Toward Return to Service
The process of returning ALMA to operational status has begun by powering up the first few antennas for the first time since the COVID-19 shutdown in March of 2021.
NRAO and GBO Saddened at Loss of Arecibo Telescope
NRAO and GBO are saddened at the announcement of the decommissioning of the Arecibo Telescope in Puerto Rico, which has a long and distinguished history of scientific accomplishment.
AAS Names NRAO Astronomer as Fred Kavli Plenary Lecturer
NRAO astronomer Paul B. Demorest has been selected to give the Fred Kavli Plenary Lecture at the 237th meeting of the American Astronomical Society, to be held virtually, on 11 January 2021.
Welcome to central New Mexico where the National Radio Astronomy Observatory operates the world’s most versatile radio telescope, the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array. Here, we have put together a collection of exclusive video tours we call the VLA Explorer.
To balance their speeds out to those distances from their massive central cores, the galaxies must be made of more stuff than just that which we can detect.