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.
The NRAO NINE (National and International Non-traditional Exchange) program and Office of Diversity and Inclusion aim to train students…
My two-year-old loves radio telescopes. My friends are convinced that I trained my son Günther to point to and…
Dr. Kristina Nyland was a postdoctoral research associate at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory from 2015 to 2018. She has…
The NRAO-led National and International Non-Traditional Exchange (NINE) Program, part of the NRAO Office of Diversity and Inclusion, trains…
Astronomy has shown us striking images of galaxies, star clusters, and vast glowing nebula. But for many scientists, that…
Last June 2018, a group of astronomy educators, under the auspices of the National Science Foundation’s Astronomy in Chile…
Radio astronomy and amateur radio have a close historical connection, and one theme of the hamfest VLA tour is…
ALMA and VLA Images of AT2018cowALMA and VLA images of the mysterious new type of cosmic blast, AT2018cow at left. Visible-light image of outburst in its host galaxy at right. Images not to same scale. Images of the blast itself do not indicate its size, but are the result of its brightness and the characteristics of the telescopes.
NRAO Making Waves
Announcements and Achievements
AUI/NRAO Representative in Chile to Join Advisory Council of ComunidadMujer
Paulina Bocaz, the AUI Representative and NRAO Assistant Director for Chile, has been selected to join the Advisory Council of “ComunidadMujer.”
Chilean Senate Distinguishes ALMA For 1st Image of Black Hole
The Senate of Chile recognized ALMA for its role in obtaining the first image of a black hole as part of the Event Horizon Telescope.
ALMA Reaches 1000 Published Papers
An important milestone was reached with the publication of the 1000th peer-reviewed paper using ALMA data.
Breakthrough in Detection Technology at Axion Dark Matter Experiment
NRAO/CDL technology part of the hunt for the dark matter particle at the Axion Dark Matter Experiment.
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.
We aim radio telescopes at the Sun, planets, moons, and planetesimals in our Solar System.