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NRAO’s Marian Pospieszalski Receives EuMA Pioneer Award
NRAO’s Marian Pospieszalski Receives EuMA Pioneer Award
September 28, 2022 at 9:00 am | Announcement

The European Microwave Association (EuMA) has announced Marian Pospieszalski— a senior research engineer at the National Science Foundation’s National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)— as the recipient of its 2022 Pioneer Award. The EuMA Pioneer Award recognizes individuals responsible for noteworthy advances in the field of microwaves that have had a lasting and significant impact on the microwave community.

NRAO Expands Radio Dynamic Zone Testing with Support from NSF
NRAO Expands Radio Dynamic Zone Testing with Support from NSF
September 21, 2022 at 9:00 am | Announcement

Following a generous grant from the National Science Foundation’s Spectrum Innovation Initiative (SII), NSF’s National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) will expand efforts to establish and support the co-existence of research and commercial entities across the radio spectrum. 

NRAO Mission Statement Update Reflects and Strengthens Observatory’s Long-standing Commitment to DEI
NRAO Mission Statement Update Reflects and Strengthens Observatory’s Long-standing Commitment to DEI
September 14, 2022 at 11:00 am | Announcement

NSF’s National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) has announced major updates to its organizational mission statement that are reflective of the Observatory’s long-standing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in astrophysics.

NRAO’s Gurton Receives Astronomical Society of the Pacific Award
NRAO’s Gurton Receives Astronomical Society of the Pacific Award
August 31, 2022 at 8:02 am | Announcement

Suzanne (Suzy) Gurton, NRAO’s Assistant Director for Education and Public Outreach, has been named the 2022 recipient of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific’s prestigious Klumpke-Roberts Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the public understanding and appreciation of astronomy.

NRAO’s Central Development Laboratory to Launch New Women in Engineering Program With Support from the Heising-Simons Foundation
NRAO’s Central Development Laboratory to Launch New Women in Engineering Program With Support from the Heising-Simons Foundation
August 29, 2022 at 9:00 am | Announcement

Following a generous grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation, the Central Development Laboratory (CDL) at NSF’s National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) will soon launch an ambitious Women in Engineering program that will increase opportunities for women to enter the field of radio astronomy through engineering pathways. The program will include a postdoctoral fellowship and a co-op program for undergraduate and graduate students. 

NRAO Supporting Work of Mexican Astronomer
NRAO Supporting Work of Mexican Astronomer
August 25, 2022 at 4:53 pm | Announcement

NRAO is supporting a Mexican astronomer’s work to select and develop antenna sites in northern Mexico for the Next Generation Very Large Array (ngVLA).

ALMA’s 2014 Ground-Breaking HL Tau Results Have Appeared in Over 1,000 Scientific Papers in Less Than a Decade
ALMA’s 2014 Ground-Breaking HL Tau Results Have Appeared in Over 1,000 Scientific Papers in Less Than a Decade
August 18, 2022 at 9:00 am | Announcement

Ground-breaking 2014 HL Tau observational data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has been cited in more than 1,000 scientific studies in the past 7.5 years, aiding in major breakthroughs in scientists’ understanding of planet formation. The milestone comes as engineers at the U.S. National Science Foundation’s National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) embark on ambitious upgrades to the receivers responsible for the clarity of initial observations.

French Astronomer Honored as 2022 Jansky Lecturer
French Astronomer Honored as 2022 Jansky Lecturer
August 5, 2022 at 8:00 am | Announcement

The 2022 Jansky Lectureship, an honor recognizing outstanding contributions to radio astronomy, has been awarded to Professor Françoise Combes, Chair of Galaxies and Cosmology at the College of France and Astronomer at the Paris Observatory. She will deliver the lecture, “Symbiosis between black holes and galaxies,” in Charlottesville, VA, and in Socorro, NM, in February of 2023.

NRAO to Launch New Amateur Radio Learning Program for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ Students with Support from ARDC
NRAO to Launch New Amateur Radio Learning Program for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ Students with Support from ARDC
July 26, 2022 at 2:59 pm | Announcement

Following a generous grant from Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC), the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) will soon launch a two-year project to engage BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ students in learning about the electromagnetic spectrum and the excitement of amateur— also called ham— radio.

ngVLA Engineering Paper Selected for Prestigious IEEE Award
ngVLA Engineering Paper Selected for Prestigious IEEE Award
July 14, 2022 at 2:10 pm | Announcement

A team of engineers testing the design efficiency of reflectors for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s upcoming next generation Very Large Array (ngVLA) has received the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Harold A. Wheeler Applications Prize Paper Award.

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