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.
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…
The NRAO NINE program mission is to build a pipeline of talent within the radio astronomy field, and within under-represented communities.
Antenna climb at the VLA, left to right: Filipe Lizana, Camilla Pérez, Simón Contreras, Sonia Duffau.
#WAWUA - ALMA Observes the Invisible UniverseWith colorful artwork and clever animations, these short videos delve into topics that explain the fundamentals of radio astronomy, including interferometry (why an array of antennas works as one telescope), astrochemistry (the molecules and elements found in space), the basics of light and the electromagnetic spectrum, the hidden features of the “cold” universe, and the origin and destiny of stardust. Credit: María Corrêa-Mendes et al. - ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO) Episode 01 | Season 01
NRAO Making Waves
Announcements and Achievements
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.
NRAO Image Contest Celebrates VLA 40th Anniversary
To help celebrate the VLA’s 40th anniversary, the National Radio Astronomy is conducting an image contest, and offering cash prizes for visually compelling works that incorporate radio observational data from the VLA.
We aim radio telescopes at the Sun, planets, moons, and planetesimals in our Solar System.
Check out our Milky Way Explorer, a guided trip through our spiral Galaxy and its neighborhood. You choose where to explore, and a radio astronomer talks to you about each stop.