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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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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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.

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