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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.

Children of NRAO Staff Among Recipients of 2022 AUI Scholarship
Children of NRAO Staff Among Recipients of 2022 AUI Scholarship
July 7, 2022 at 12:30 pm | Announcement

Six outstanding high school seniors were awarded the 2021 AUI Scholarship. Among the recipients were five children of NRAO staff members.

AUI and NRAO Announce 2022 NAC Bridge Scholarship Recipients
AUI and NRAO Announce 2022 NAC Bridge Scholarship Recipients
July 5, 2022 at 10:00 am | Announcement

Six NAC alums have accepted offers from outstanding graduate programs around the country. Each will receive a $5,000 AUI Board of Trustees NAC Bridge Scholarship Award, with AUI and NRAO’s congratulations and best wishes for a smooth start to an exciting new chapter of their lives.

Science Results From NRAO Facilities to Be Presented at Multiple AAS 240 Press Conferences
Science Results From NRAO Facilities to Be Presented at Multiple AAS 240 Press Conferences
June 10, 2022 at 8:00 am | Announcement

Seven new scientific results from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the Very Large Array (VLA), and the Very Large Array Sky Survey (VLASS) will be revealed at multiple press conferences during the 240th meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) between June 13-15, 2022 in Pasadena, California.

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NRAO Honors Pride Month: We Are {ALL} Made of Star Stuff
June 1, 2022 at 9:00 am | Announcement

The NRAO has made a visible change to our logo for Pride month, because we want to send the clear message that NRAO values our current and future LGBTQIA+ colleagues, friends, and family members. We send this same message internally by taking seriously our obligation to create and maintain an environment that is safe, secure, and welcoming.

Astronomers Reveal First Image of the Black Hole at the Heart of Our Galaxy
Astronomers Reveal First Image of the Black Hole at the Heart of Our Galaxy
May 12, 2022 at 9:07 am | Announcement

Astronomers have unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy. This result provides overwhelming evidence that the object is indeed a black hole and yields valuable clues about the workings of such giants, which are thought to reside at the center of most galaxies. The image was produced by a global research team called the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration, using observations from a worldwide network of radio telescopes.

Future of Earth’s Defense is Ground-Based Planetary Radar
Future of Earth’s Defense is Ground-Based Planetary Radar
April 19, 2022 at 2:10 pm | Announcement

The Planetary Science Decadal Survey indicated that new ground-based radar systems will be vital research tools for planetary defense and studying planets, moons, asteroids, and other Solar System objects. The National Radio Astronomy Observatory and the Green Bank Observatory are developing new capabilities for the Green Bank Telescope and the Very Long Baseline Array that will meet those needs.

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