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German Astronomers Share Proposed Science for the ngVLA
February 21, 2024 at 2:07 pm | Announcement

Over the course of two scientific meetings, held in 2022 and 2023, German astronomers have collected 41 highly compelling science cases involving 57 unique authors from 19 German institutions, all aspiring to use the ngVLA.

NAC Student Researchers Receive Prestigious Chambliss Medals at AAS 243
NAC Student Researchers Receive Prestigious Chambliss Medals at AAS 243
February 19, 2024 at 10:00 am | Announcement

Two student researchers from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s National Astronomy Consortium (NAC) program were each awarded the prestigious…

ALMA Gets a New Heartbeat
ALMA Gets a New Heartbeat
February 6, 2024 at 7:18 pm | Announcement

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has just received a “heart transplant,” high in the Atacama Desert in Northern Chile. ALMA, the most complex astronomical observatory ever built on Earth, installed a new hydrogen maser. Funded by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), this upgrade marks an essential investment, setting a new standard in reliability for observations.

First Recipient of Women in Engineering Fellowship Joins Staff of Central Development Laboratory
First Recipient of Women in Engineering Fellowship Joins Staff of Central Development Laboratory
January 30, 2024 at 1:51 pm | Announcement

Following a generous grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation, the Central Development Laboratory (CDL) at the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) has selected their first recipient of the postdoctoral Women in Engineering fellowship, Priyanka Mondal. The Women in Engineering program increases opportunities for women to enter the field of radio astronomy through engineering pathways.

COSMIC: SETI Institute Unlocks Mysteries of the Universe with Breakthrough Technology at the Very Large Array
COSMIC: SETI Institute Unlocks Mysteries of the Universe with Breakthrough Technology at the Very Large Array
January 8, 2024 at 12:02 pm | Announcement

In a groundbreaking cosmic quest, the SETI Institute’s Commensal Open-Source Multimode Interferometer Cluster (COSMIC) at the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) is expanding the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). This cutting-edge technology is not a distinct telescope; it’s a detector. COSMIC searches for extraterrestrial signals and paves the way for future science using a copy of the raw data from the telescope’s observations.

NRAO in the press at AAS 243
NRAO in the press at AAS 243
January 8, 2024 at 9:22 am | Announcement

New scientific results from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the Very Large Array (VLA), and Green Bank Observatory…

ALMA Conference Celebrates 10 Years of Astronomical Discoveries
ALMA Conference Celebrates 10 Years of Astronomical Discoveries
December 6, 2023 at 9:32 am | Announcement

Within the framework of the scientific conference “ALMA 10 years: Past, Present, Future,” which is bringing together 180 astronomers…

New US & Japan Partnership Will Make the World’s Most Powerful Telescope Even More Sensitive
New US & Japan Partnership Will Make the World’s Most Powerful Telescope Even More Sensitive
November 13, 2023 at 8:52 am | Announcement

The National Science Foundation’s National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) are joining…

Five Decades of Groundbreaking Millimeter Astronomy—From Discovering Molecules in Space to Imaging New Solar Systems
Five Decades of Groundbreaking Millimeter Astronomy—From Discovering Molecules in Space to Imaging New Solar Systems
October 12, 2023 at 2:17 pm | Announcement

Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI) and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) have awarded the 2023 Karl G. Jansky Lectureship to Dr. Paul A. Vanden Bout, Senior Scientist, Emeritus at NRAO. The Jansky Lectureship is an honor established by the trustees of AUI to recognize outstanding contributions to the advancement of radio astronomy.

German tech factory reveals antenna prototype—ngVLA will open a new window into the Universe
German tech factory reveals antenna prototype—ngVLA will open a new window into the Universe
September 28, 2023 at 11:57 am | Announcement

Usually it’s Octoberfest that draws a crowd to Germany this time of year. For hundreds of folks gathered at…

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