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Artist's conception of HALCA satellite and ground observatories together making "virtual telescope"
NRAO Scientists Get International Astronautics Award
October 12, 2005 at 2:32 pm | Announcement

The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) is presenting an award to a pioneering team of scientists and engineers who combined an orbiting radio-astronomy satellite with ground-based radio telescopes around the world to produce a “virtual telescope” nearly three times the size of the Earth. The team, which includes two scientists from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), will receive the award in a ceremony Sunday, October 16, in Fukuoka, Japan.

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Observatory Sponsoring Astronomical Image Contest
May 30, 2005 at 2:10 pm | Announcement

Forget the headphones you saw in the Warner Brothers thriller Contact, as well as the guttural throbs emanating from loudspeakers at the Very Large Array in that 1997 movie.

Dr. Christopher Carilli
NRAO Astronomer Wins Max-Planck Research Award
April 28, 2005 at 2:03 pm | Announcement

Dr Christopher Carilli, a National Radio Astronomy Observatory astronomer in Socorro, New Mexico, has been chosen to receive the prestigious Max Planck Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Max Planck Society in Germany.

Riccardo Giacconi
Riccardo Giaconni to Receive National Medal of Science
February 25, 2005 at 9:36 pm | Announcement

Riccardo Giacconi, very recently retired President of Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI), will be awarded the National Medal of Science by President George W. Bush on March 14, according to the White House.

Dr. Eric Greisen
American Astronomical Society Honors NRAO Scientist
January 25, 2005 at 9:26 pm | Announcement

The American Astronomical Society has awarded its prestigious George Van Biesbroeck Prize to Dr Eric Greisen of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Socorro, New Mexico.

Artist's Conception of ALMA Array in Compact Configuration.
Astronomers Break Ground on ALMA
November 6, 2003 at 6:50 pm | Announcement

Scientists and dignitaries from North America, Europe, and Chile broke ground today (Thursday, November 6, 2003) on what will be the world’s largest, most sensitive radio telescope operating at millimeter wavelengths.

Artist's Conception of ALMA Array in Compact Configuration.
U.S. and European ALMA Partners Sign Agreement
February 25, 2003 at 5:30 pm | Announcement

Dr Rita Colwell, director of the U.S. National Science Foundation, and Dr Catherine Cesarsky, director general of the European Southern Observatory, today signed a historic agreement jointly to construct and operate ALMA, the Atacama Large Millimeter Array, the world’s largest and most powerful radio telescope operating at millimeter and sub-millimeter wavelengths.

Grote Reber
Grote Reber, Radio Astronomy Pioneer, Dies
December 23, 2002 at 4:31 pm | Announcement

Grote Reber, one of the earliest pioneers of radio astronomy, died in Tasmania on December 20, just two days shy of his 91st birthday.

Socorro High School students
Socorro Students Translate NRAO Web Pages Into Spanish
July 15, 2002 at 3:18 pm | Announcement

Six Socorro High School students are spending their summer working at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory on a unique project that gives them experience in language translation, World Wide Web design, and technical communication.

National Science Board Approves VLA Expansion
November 20, 2001 at 12:23 am | Announcement

The National Science Board, the governing body for the National Science Foundation (NSF), has approved an expansion project for the Very Large Array (VLA) radio telescope in New Mexico.

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