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Aerial shot over the 27 telescopes of the Very Large Array.
Observatory Cancels Group Tours of Very Large Array and ALMA Public Visits
March 6, 2020 at 3:15 pm | Announcement

In order to reduce the risk of possible exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), all group tours of the VLA are cancelled. Visitors will be able to access the visitor center, the outdoor walking tour, and the gift shop.

Raytheon and the National Science Foundation radio astronomy facilities to detect dusty asteroids in space
Raytheon and the National Science Foundation radio astronomy facilities to detect dusty asteroids in space
March 3, 2020 at 8:00 am | Announcement

Raytheon Company, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and the Green Bank Observatory entered a cooperative research and development agreement.

EHT image of event horizon in the central supermassive black hole of M87
NRAO Jansky Fellow Kazunori Akiyama Receives 2020 ASJ Young Astronomer Award
March 2, 2020 at 10:00 am | Announcement

Kazunori Akiyama, a Jansky Fellow of NRAO at MIT Haystack Observatory, has received the 2020 Young Astronomer Award from the Astronomical Society of Japan for his contributions to the first-ever images of a black hole.

American Astronomical Society Honors NRAO Scientists
American Astronomical Society Honors NRAO Scientists
February 26, 2020 at 11:56 am | Announcement

NRAO scientists are among the first American Astronomical Society members to receive the new honor of designation as “Fellows of the AAS.”

How Newborn Stars Prepare for the Birth of Planets
How Newborn Stars Prepare for the Birth of Planets
February 20, 2020 at 10:00 am | News Release

An international team of astronomers used ALMA and the VLA to create more than three hundred images of planet-forming disks around very young stars in the Orion Clouds. These images reveal new details about the birthplaces of planets and the earliest stages of star formation.

New Technologies, Strategies Expanding Search for Extraterrestrial Life
New Technologies, Strategies Expanding Search for Extraterrestrial Life
February 11, 2020 at 1:58 pm | News Release

New technologies that enable new strategies are revitalizing the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), by not only augmenting the traditional search for intelligently-generated radio signals but also allowing searches for other signs of life and technological activity.

NRAO, SETI Institute Agree on New Research Programs
NRAO, SETI Institute Agree on New Research Programs
February 11, 2020 at 1:25 pm | Announcement

NRAO and the SETI Institute will develop a new system to provide VLA data to an advanced signal processor that will seek to detect signs of extraterrestrial technologies.

International Group Honors NRAO Employee as Technician of the Year
International Group Honors NRAO Employee as Technician of the Year
February 7, 2020 at 5:45 pm | Announcement

NRAO servo technical specialist Bruce Mues is honored as Technician of the Year by international association.

Astronomers Find Wandering Massive Black Holes in Dwarf Galaxies
Astronomers Find Wandering Massive Black Holes in Dwarf Galaxies
January 5, 2020 at 3:30 pm | News Release

Studies with the VLA indicate that roughly half of the massive black holes in dwarf galaxies are not in the centers of those galaxies. This gives astronomers new insights into the conditions in which similar black holes formed and grew in the early history of the Universe.

The Turbulent Life of Two Supermassive Black Holes Caught in a Galaxy Crash
The Turbulent Life of Two Supermassive Black Holes Caught in a Galaxy Crash
January 5, 2020 at 3:14 pm | News Release

An international team of astronomers used ALMA to create the most detailed image yet of the gas surrounding two supermassive black holes in a merging galaxy.

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