Latest NRAO News

RSS

Search Results

Search Terms: "ngvla"

Showing results 1 - 10 of 20
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.

screen shot of zoom meeting participants
NRAO Reacts to Astro2020 Statements on Diversity and Inclusion
December 15, 2021 at 10:30 am | Announcement

Released in November 2021, the Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey—Astro2020—not only set scientific priorities for the discovery and study of potentially habitable worlds and finding answers to big questions about the nature of the Universe, but also emphasized the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the field of astrophysics. The inclusion of DEI initiatives in the report signals a shift in the industry, one for which the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and its partners have been building a foundation for over a decade. 

Artist's impression of a 1mm microchip in comparison to the head of a 19 gauge needle
NSF Partnerships for Innovation Funding to Make NRAO Tech Accessible to New Wireless Markets and High-Frequency Applications
December 9, 2021 at 11:00 am | Announcement

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s Central Development Laboratory (CDL) $250,000 in Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) funding to support the proof-of-concept development of high-performance reflectionless radio frequency filters at 40 GHz and above for high-frequency applications, including wireless and defense. 

ngVLA artist's conception
Next Generation Very Large Array Strongly Endorsed by Decadal Survey
November 4, 2021 at 11:40 am | News Release

The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey (Astro2020) of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences has given high priority to the Next Generation Very Large Array (ngVLA) as part of its strategy and vision for the next decade of research at the frontiers of astronomy and astrophysics.

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.

Showing results 1 - 10 of 20