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NSF and SpaceX Finalize Radio Spectrum Coordination Agreement
January 10, 2023 at 5:11 pm | Announcement

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and SpaceX have finalized a radio spectrum coordination agreement to limit interference from the company’s Starlink satellites to radio astronomy assets operating between 10.6 and 10.7 GHz. The agreement, detailed in a .statement released by NSF today, ensures that Starlink satellite network plans will meet international radio astronomy protection standards, and protect NSF-funded radio astronomy facilities, including the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and the Green Bank Observatory (GBO). The agreement will also positively impact collaborations and cooperation between SpaceX and NSF’s NOIRLab.

NRAO/GBO Press Conferences at the 241st meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Seattle Washington on January 8 to 12, 2023
Science Results From NRAO Facilities to Be Presented at Multiple AAS 241 Press Conferences
January 4, 2023 at 3:00 pm | Announcement

Five new scientific results from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the Very Large Array (VLA), and the Green…

Design Review for ngVLA Antenna Clears Way for Prototype Construction
Design Review for ngVLA Antenna Clears Way for Prototype Construction
December 20, 2022 at 10:00 am | Announcement

The design for the ngVLA prototype antenna has passed a thorough review by a panel of external experts and the project now is cleared to proceed to manufacture the prototype.

ALMA antennas at night
ALMA Has Successfully Restarted Observations
December 19, 2022 at 10:01 am | Announcement

Forty-eight days after suspending observations due to a cyberattack, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) is observing the sky again. The computing staff has worked diligently to rebuild the affected JAO computer system servers and services. This is a crucial milestone in the recovery process. 

NRAO Director Tony Beasley and UNAM Director Enrique Graue Wiechers sign the MOU.
NRAO Signs Cooperative Agreement with UNAM For Development of the Next Generation Very Large Array
November 21, 2022 at 9:23 am | Announcement

The U.S. National Science Foundation’s National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) have signed a memorandum of understanding establishing their collaboration on the Next Generation Very Large Array (ngVLA), a new radio observatory currently in design and development at NRAO.

Update: ALMA’s Recovery from October 29 Cyberattack
Update: ALMA’s Recovery from October 29 Cyberattack
November 18, 2022 at 12:00 pm | Announcement

On October 29, 2022, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) suffered a cyberattack. We are working hard to resume observations before the end of the year.

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.

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