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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.

The VLA
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.

Jim Ulvestad
New Head of New Mexico Operations Announced
October 25, 2001 at 11:10 pm | Announcement

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) has named Jim Ulvestad the new Assistant Director for New Mexico Operations in Socorro, New Mexico, effective December 15.

Green Bank Telescope
GBT Construction Milestone
August 28, 2000 at 9:04 pm | Announcement

The last of 2,004 aluminum surface panels was recently installed on the GBT’s two-acre (100 m x 110 m) collecting dish. The telescope is located at NRAO’s Green Bank site, in rural Pocahontas County, West Virginia.

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.

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