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The Green Bank Telescope.
Radio Astronomy Celebrations
August 8, 2000 at 9:49 pm | Announcement

In Socorro, New Mexico, the observatory will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its famed Very Large Array (VLA), and in Green Bank, West Virginia, officials will formally dedicate the new Green Bank Telescope (GBT), the world’s largest fully-steerable dish antenna.

VLA
National Panel Strongly Endorses VLA Upgrade Plan
May 19, 2000 at 9:13 pm | Announcement

A project to expand the National Science Foundation’s famed Very Large Array radio telescope has received strong endorsement from a prestigious national panel of astronomers given the task of setting priorities for astronomical projects in the next decade.

Artist's conception of ALMA antennas
National Academy of Science Continues Support of ALMA Project
May 19, 2000 at 9:11 pm | Announcement

A distinguished panel of scientists today announced their support for the continued funding of the Atacama Large Millimeter Array Project at a press conference given by the National Academy of Sciences.

Artist's conception of ALMA
ALMA Prototype Antenna Contracts Awarded
March 14, 2000 at 10:00 pm | Announcement

The US and European partners in the Atacama Large Millimeter Array project have awarded contracts to US and Italian firms, respectively, for two prototype antennas.

The 12-meter telescope
Closure of the 12-meter Telescope
February 22, 2000 at 9:57 pm | Announcement

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory will close down its millimeter-wavelength telescope on Kitt Peak, Arizona, in July 2000, Director Paul Vanden Bout announced today.

Artist's illustration of ALMA
Science with ALMA Meeting
September 29, 1999 at 2:48 pm | Announcement

Two hundred astronomers from around the world will meet in Washington, DC on October 7 and 8 to discuss exciting new science to be done with the Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA).

Miller Goss
Radio Telescopes Joined by Longest Fiber-optic Link on Record
December 15, 1998 at 3:15 pm | Announcement

Scientists and engineers at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) have made a giant leap toward the future of radio astronomy by successfully utilizing the Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope in conjunction with an antenna of the continent-wide Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) using the longest fiber-optic data link ever demonstrated in radio astronomy.

Graphic depicting the path of Sco X1
Microquasar Discoveries Win Prize for Astronomers
January 15, 1997 at 7:31 pm | Announcement

The discovery of microquasars within our own Milky Way Galaxy has won two astronomers a prize from the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society.

The Very Large Array
Upgrading the VLA
June 10, 1996 at 6:26 pm | Announcement

A VLA upgrade proposes an essentially new instrument, created from two existing instruments, with power and capability far exceeding that of either one alone.

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