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.
On August 23, scientists will mark the 20th anniversary of the National Science Foundation’s Very Large Array, the most powerful, flexible and widely-used radio telescope in the world.
Pulsars, those spinning, superdense neutron stars that send powerful lighthouse beams of radio waves and light flashing through the Universe, have been lying about their ages.
The prospects for life in the Universe just got sweeter, with the first discovery of a simple sugar molecule in space.
Astronomers using the millimeter-wave region of the radio spectrum have won crucial protection for their science.
The world’s most productive and widely-used radio telescope, the National Science Foundation’s Very Large Array, can be improved tenfold with an expansion project proposed by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory.