Most Recent Announcements

Wednesday, 02 April 2014 07:18
Published in 2014

The Milky Way Explorer

MWE thumbThe latest NRAO Explorer interactive is a tour of our Milky Way Galaxy, with real astronomers as hosts, and provides exciting news about a supermassive black hole that is about the feed on an unlucky cloud of gas.
Friday, 04 October 2013 12:51
Published in 2013

Jodie Foster Narrates Our New VLA Visitor Film

Academy Award-winning actress Jodie Foster narrates our new VLA Visitor Film.
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 09:00
Published in 2013

Final Antenna Delivered to ALMA

alma finalantenna thumbFinal Antenna Delivered to ALMA
bennett-thumbAUI and NRAO award the 2013 Jansky Lectureship to Charles Bennett

Thursday, 19 September 2013 13:43
Published in 2013

AUI and WVU Sign $1 Million Agreement with NRAO

gbtdefaultarticlethumbAUI and NRAO signed agreement with WVU to Use GBT
Monday, 17 June 2013 12:33
Published in 2013

ALMA Inauguration

photo113ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, was officially inaugurated today in a ceremony that brought together representatives from the international astronomical community.

Monday, 17 June 2013 11:31
Published in 2012

Final North American ALMA Antenna Delivered

ALMA TransporterAfter an odyssey of design and construction stretching across more than a decade, North America has delivered the last of the 25, 12-meter-diameter dish antennas that comprise its share of antennas for the international ALMA telescope.

jeffmangumJeffrey Mangum, a scientist at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory headquarters in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been appointed Editor of the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

Monday, 17 June 2013 11:15
Published in 2012

Famous Radio Telescope Officially Gets New Name

turntonew12Astronomers and officials from around the globe gathered on the high desert of New Mexico Saturday to officially bestow a new name on the world's most famous radio telescope and to mark its transformation into a new and vastly more powerful tool for science.

Monday, 17 June 2013 09:55
Published in 2012

Anthony Beasley Appointed Director of NRAO

beasleyAnthony J Beasley has been appointed as the next Director of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, according to Ethan J Schreier, President of Associated Universities, Inc.

Friday, 14 June 2013 16:20
Published in 2011

NRAO, AUI Join Chilean Educational Project

agreement11The National Radio Astronomy Observatory and Associated Universities, Inc, joined the National Copper Corporation of Chile and the Center for Educational Innovation of the University of Antofagasta in a project to build a center for training teachers from throughout Chile in astronomy and science.

Friday, 14 June 2013 16:17
Published in 2011

Observatory Seeks a New Name

vladefaultarticlethumbThe most famous radio telescope in the world is about to get a new name. The Very Large Array, known around the world, isn't what it used to be. The iconic radio telescope, known around the world through movies, documentaries, music videos, newspaper and magazine articles, advertisements, textbooks, and thousands of scientific papers, is nearing the completion of an amazing transformation.

Friday, 14 June 2013 15:47
Published in 2011

U.S. Citizens Ceremony at VLA

oath11A Socorro astronomer and his wife were sworn in as new U.S. Citizens in a ceremony at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's Very Large Array radio telescope Wednesday. Dr. Emmanuel Momjian and his wife, Mari Jananian, took the oath of allegiance at a special event conducted by Peter Rechkemmer of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, with the oath administered by Patti JMK Reynolds, Albuquerque Field Office Director of the USCIS.

Friday, 14 June 2013 14:43
Published in 2010

NRAO Astronomer Wins Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

dale210Dr Dale Frail, an astronomer at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Socorro, New Mexico, has been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship, according to the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Friday, 14 June 2013 14:18
Published in 2010

ALMA Test Sharpens the Vision of New Observatory

3antennas10The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array has passed a key milestone crucial to producing the high-quality images that will be the trademark of this revolutionary new tool for astronomy.

Friday, 14 June 2013 14:02
Published in 2009

ALMA Telescope Reaches New Heights

almaantennatrans09The ALMA astronomical observatory took another step forward and upward, as one of its state-of-the-art antennas was carried for the first time to Chile's 16,500-foot-high plateau of Chajnantor on the back of a giant, custom-built transporter.

Friday, 14 June 2013 13:46
Published in 2009

ALMA Telescope Makes Successful Antenna Link

telescopes lg09The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, an immense international telescope project under construction in northern Chile, reached a major milestone on April 30, when two ALMA antennas were linked together as an integrated system to observe an astronomical object for the first time.

Friday, 14 June 2013 13:34
Published in 2009

First North American ALMA Antenna

GDS Antenna on Transporter 2 lg09Astronomers celebrated today the formal acceptance of the first North American antenna by the Joint ALMA Observatory. ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, is a gathering armada of short-wavelength radio telescopes whose combined power will enable astronomers to probe with unprecedented sharpness phenomena and regions that are beyond the reach of visible-light telescopes.

Friday, 14 June 2013 13:09
Published in 2008

ALMA Observatory Equipped with its First Antenna

firstantennaHigh in the Atacama region of northern Chile one of the world’s most advanced telescopes has just passed a major milestone.

Friday, 14 June 2013 13:22
Published in 2008

Welcome Taiwan as ALMA Partner

taiwan1 lg08The National Radio Astronomy Observatory has announced a formal agreement enabling Taiwanese astronomers to participate in the North American component of the international ALMA partnership, alongside American and Canadian astronomers. Taiwan's efforts will be led by the Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics.