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Children of NRAO Staff Among Recipients of 2022 AUI Scholarship
Children of NRAO Staff Among Recipients of 2022 AUI Scholarship
July 7, 2022 at 12:30 pm | Announcement

Six outstanding high school seniors were awarded the 2021 AUI Scholarship. Among the recipients were five children of NRAO staff members.

AUI and NRAO Announce 2022 NAC Bridge Scholarship Recipients
AUI and NRAO Announce 2022 NAC Bridge Scholarship Recipients
July 5, 2022 at 10:00 am | Announcement

Six NAC alums have accepted offers from outstanding graduate programs around the country. Each will receive a $5,000 AUI Board of Trustees NAC Bridge Scholarship Award, with AUI and NRAO’s congratulations and best wishes for a smooth start to an exciting new chapter of their lives.

Science Results From NRAO Facilities to Be Presented at Multiple AAS 240 Press Conferences
Science Results From NRAO Facilities to Be Presented at Multiple AAS 240 Press Conferences
June 10, 2022 at 8:00 am | Announcement

Seven new scientific results from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), the Very Large Array (VLA), and the Very Large Array Sky Survey (VLASS) will be revealed at multiple press conferences during the 240th meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) between June 13-15, 2022 in Pasadena, California.

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NRAO Honors Pride Month: We Are {ALL} Made of Star Stuff
June 1, 2022 at 9:00 am | Announcement

The NRAO has made a visible change to our logo for Pride month, because we want to send the clear message that NRAO values our current and future LGBTQIA+ colleagues, friends, and family members. We send this same message internally by taking seriously our obligation to create and maintain an environment that is safe, secure, and welcoming.

Astronomers Reveal First Image of the Black Hole at the Heart of Our Galaxy
Astronomers Reveal First Image of the Black Hole at the Heart of Our Galaxy
May 12, 2022 at 9:07 am | Announcement

Astronomers have unveiled the first image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our own Milky Way galaxy. This result provides overwhelming evidence that the object is indeed a black hole and yields valuable clues about the workings of such giants, which are thought to reside at the center of most galaxies. The image was produced by a global research team called the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration, using observations from a worldwide network of radio telescopes.

Future of Earth’s Defense is Ground-Based Planetary Radar
Future of Earth’s Defense is Ground-Based Planetary Radar
April 19, 2022 at 2:10 pm | Announcement

The Planetary Science Decadal Survey indicated that new ground-based radar systems will be vital research tools for planetary defense and studying planets, moons, asteroids, and other Solar System objects. The National Radio Astronomy Observatory and the Green Bank Observatory are developing new capabilities for the Green Bank Telescope and the Very Long Baseline Array that will meet those needs.

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2022 Jansky Fellowships Awarded
March 17, 2022 at 8:00 am | Announcement

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory has awarded four Jansky Postdoctoral Fellowships for 2022. The recipients will pursue research in a wide range of topics during their time as Jansky Fellows.

NRAO and Optisys Partner Up to Produce 3D Devices for Radio Astronomy
NRAO and Optisys Partner Up to Produce 3D Devices for Radio Astronomy
February 16, 2022 at 9:00 am | Announcement

Recent advancements in 3D printing (also known as additive manufacturing) for metallic structures make it possible to print all-metal electromagnetic devices—like antennas and waveguides—on demand. A new partnership between the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Optisys, LLC, headquartered in West Valley City, Utah, will explore the potential for leveraging this technology for radio astronomy applications.

NRAO Researcher Receives Prestigious Engineering Award
NRAO Researcher Receives Prestigious Engineering Award
February 2, 2022 at 10:00 am | Announcement

An NRAO researcher is receiving an engineering award for an innovative development that is improving radio telescope performance and also is benefitting numerous other fields.

NRAO Director Tony Beasley Honored as Lifetime AAAS Fellow
NRAO Director Tony Beasley Honored as Lifetime AAAS Fellow
January 26, 2022 at 11:00 am | Announcement

Dr. Tony Beasley, Director of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and AUI Vice President for Radio Astronomy Operations, was today elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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