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NRAO Congratulates Winners of Breakthrough Prize Awards
NRAO Congratulates Winners of Breakthrough Prize Awards
September 13, 2021 at 12:10 pm | Announcement

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory congratulates four astronomers who earned Breakthrough Prize Foundation awards for their outstanding research on a collision between two neutron stars. Their work made extensive use of the VLA and VLBA.

Dr. Patricia (Trish) Henning at the VLA
NRAO Names New Assistant Director for New Mexico Operations
August 30, 2021 at 8:00 am | News Release

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory has named Dr. Patricia (Trish) Henning as its next Assistant Director for New Mexico Operations. In that role, she will lead the operations of the Very Large Array, the Very Long Baseline Array, and the Domenici Science Operations Center in Socorro, NM.

NSF Awards Funding for Next-Generation VLA Antenna Development
NSF Awards Funding for Next-Generation VLA Antenna Development
August 9, 2021 at 2:00 pm | News Release

The National Science Foundation has awarded NRAO $23 Million for design and development work on the Next Generation Very Large Array, a project proposed as one of the world’s next generation of cutting-edge astronomical research facilities. The award includes funding for producing a prototype antenna for this new radio telescope system.

2021 Jansky Lectureship Awarded to Mexican Astronomer
2021 Jansky Lectureship Awarded to Mexican Astronomer
June 21, 2021 at 10:00 am | News Release

The 2021 Jansky Lectureship has been awarded to Professor Luis F. Rodriguez of the National University of Mexico, in recognition of his accomplishments as a scientist, an educator, a popularizer of astronomy and a mentor to a generation of radio astronomers.

NRAO Selects Contractor for Next-Generation VLA Antenna Development
NRAO Selects Contractor for Next-Generation VLA Antenna Development
June 1, 2021 at 10:29 am | News Release

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory has selected a contractor to develop a production-ready design and build a prototype antenna for the Next Generation Very Large Array (ngVLA). The ngVLA is proposed as an array of 263 dish antennas spread across North America to form a cutting-edge scientific tool for the coming decades.

Next Generation VLA Endorsed by Canadian Panel
Next Generation VLA Endorsed by Canadian Panel
February 3, 2021 at 12:33 pm | News Release

The Canadian Astronomy Long Range Plan 2020-2030 (LRP) has recommended that Canada give funding support for the construction and operation of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s proposed Next Generation VLA (ngVLA), a new facility that will provide transformational research capabilities across many areas of astrophysics. The LRP is a report on priorities and recommendations for Canadian astronomy over the next decade.

NRAO, SETI Institute Agree on New Research Programs
NRAO, SETI Institute Agree on New Research Programs
February 11, 2020 at 1:25 pm | Announcement

NRAO and the SETI Institute will develop a new system to provide VLA data to an advanced signal processor that will seek to detect signs of extraterrestrial technologies.

Antenna Design for the Next Generation Very Large Array
Antenna Design for the Next Generation Very Large Array
December 12, 2019 at 9:00 am | Announcement

The NRAO has awarded three contracts for the conceptual design of the 18m antenna for the next-generation Very Large Array (ngVLA).

New NSF Support Agreement for Next Generation Very Large Array
New NSF Support Agreement for Next Generation Very Large Array
October 9, 2019 at 8:30 am | Announcement

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded an additional $4M to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and Associated…

VLA Makes First Direct Image of Key Feature of Powerful Radio Galaxies
VLA Makes First Direct Image of Key Feature of Powerful Radio Galaxies
April 2, 2019 at 1:19 pm | News Release

A dusty, doughnut-shaped feature long thought to be an essential part of the “engines” at the cores of active galaxies, is seen for the first time in one of the most powerful galaxies in the Universe.

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