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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.

VLBA Produces First Full 3-D View of Binary Star-Planet System
VLBA Produces First Full 3-D View of Binary Star-Planet System
September 1, 2022 at 8:14 am | News Release

Astronomers using the VLBA have produced the first-ever full, 3-D view of binary star system with a planet orbiting one of the stars. Their achievement promises important new insights into the process of planet formation.

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).

Out With a Bang: Explosive Neutron Star Merger Captured for the First Time in Millimeter Light
Out With a Bang: Explosive Neutron Star Merger Captured for the First Time in Millimeter Light
August 3, 2022 at 9:00 am | News Release

Scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)— an international observatory co-operated by the US National Science Foundation’s National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)— have for the first time recorded millimeter-wavelength light from a fiery explosion caused by the merger of a neutron star with another star. The team also confirmed this flash of light to be one of the most energetic short-duration gamma-ray bursts ever observed, leaving behind one of the most luminous afterglows on record.

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.

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.

NRAO and Optisys Partner Up to Produce 3D Devices for Radio Astronomy
NRAO and Optisys Partner Up to Produce 3D Devices for Radio Astronomy
February 16, 2022 at 9:00 am | Announcement

Recent advancements in 3D printing (also known as additive manufacturing) for metallic structures make it possible to print all-metal electromagnetic devices—like antennas and waveguides—on demand. A new partnership between the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Optisys, LLC, headquartered in West Valley City, Utah, will explore the potential for leveraging this technology for radio astronomy applications.

NRAO Director Tony Beasley Honored as Lifetime AAAS Fellow
NRAO Director Tony Beasley Honored as Lifetime AAAS Fellow
January 26, 2022 at 11:00 am | Announcement

Dr. Tony Beasley, Director of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and AUI Vice President for Radio Astronomy Operations, was today elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Artist's impression of a stream of gas being pulled away from a protoplanetary disk by an intruder object.
ALMA Catches “Intruder” Redhanded in Rarely Detected Stellar Flyby Event
January 11, 2022 at 12:07 pm | News Release

Scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) made a rare detection of a likely stellar flyby event in the Z Canis Majoris (Z CMa) star system. An intruder—not bound to the system—object came in close proximity to and interacted with the environment surrounding the binary protostar, causing the formation of chaotic, stretched-out streams of dust and gas in the disk surrounding it.

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