Featured Video: Mapping the Radio Sky

Mapping the Radio Sky
Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF

The Very Large Array can’t image a big section of sky all at once. Instead, it must scan the sky over time. The VLA Sky Survey is using this method to create a map of nearly 80% of the observable sky.

Join our host Summer Ash of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory as she talks about how the VLA is taking the time to see the big picture of the radio sky.

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Join our host Summer Ash of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory as she talks about how the VLA is taking the time to see the big picture of the radio sky.
Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF

About the Author:
Amy C. Oliver CPM, FRAS, is the Public Information & News Manager for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and the Public Information Officer for the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA). Amy is a board member at large for the Historical Astronomy Division of the American Astronomical Society (AAS), the Regional Director-Southwest on the board of the National Emerging Museum Professionals Network (NEMPN), and a committee member on the Strategic Planning Council for the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM). She is a recognized dark-sky and astronomy advocate, and her advocacy work in this arena led to her election as a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (FRAS) in 2021. Amy holds a bachelor of science in Mass Communication from the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, a master of science in Museology from the University of Oklahoma, and a certification in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Amy additionally is a Certified Public Manager (CPM) and a certified Social Media Marketing Manager. She is the creator of three internationally recognized public science education programs: Hablemos de Astronomía, Lib(r)ations, and International Livestream Star Party, and is known for her public science education work both as a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador and as Nerdy Astronomer. ORC-ID: 0000-0002-8950-5552


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