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French Astronomer Honored as 2022 Jansky Lecturer
French Astronomer Honored as 2022 Jansky Lecturer
August 5, 2022 at 4:00 am | Announcement

The 2022 Jansky Lectureship, an honor recognizing outstanding contributions to radio astronomy, has been awarded to Professor Françoise Combes, Chair of Galaxies and Cosmology at the College of France and Astronomer at the Paris Observatory. She will deliver the lecture, “Symbiosis between black holes and galaxies,” in Charlottesville, VA, and in Socorro, NM, in February of 2023.

Out With a Bang: Explosive Neutron Star Merger Captured for the First Time in Millimeter Light
Out With a Bang: Explosive Neutron Star Merger Captured for the First Time in Millimeter Light
August 3, 2022 at 5:00 am | News Release

Scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA)— an international observatory co-operated by the US National Science Foundation’s National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)— have for the first time recorded millimeter-wavelength light from a fiery explosion caused by the merger of a neutron star with another star. The team also confirmed this flash of light to be one of the most energetic short-duration gamma-ray bursts ever observed, leaving behind one of the most luminous afterglows on record.

NRAO to Launch New Amateur Radio Learning Program for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ Students with Support from ARDC
NRAO to Launch New Amateur Radio Learning Program for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ Students with Support from ARDC
July 26, 2022 at 10:59 am | Announcement

Following a generous grant from Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC), the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) will soon launch a two-year project to engage BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ students in learning about the electromagnetic spectrum and the excitement of amateur— also called ham— radio.

ngVLA Engineering Paper Selected for Prestigious IEEE Award
ngVLA Engineering Paper Selected for Prestigious IEEE Award
July 14, 2022 at 2:10 pm | Announcement

A team of engineers testing the design efficiency of reflectors for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s upcoming next generation Very Large Array (ngVLA) has received the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Harold A. Wheeler Applications Prize Paper Award.

The Baseline #12: Planetary Radar— Shining Light On Our Nearest Neighbors
The Baseline #12: Planetary Radar— Shining Light On Our Nearest Neighbors
July 12, 2022 at 2:31 pm | News Feature

Radio astronomers usually learn about the universe by passively observing the sky. But sometimes radio astronomy can be a bit more active. Join our host Summer Ash of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory as she talks about how astronomers can use radar to understand our astronomical neighbors in new and interesting ways.

Children of NRAO Staff Among Recipients of 2022 AUI Scholarship
Children of NRAO Staff Among Recipients of 2022 AUI Scholarship
July 7, 2022 at 8:30 am | Announcement

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

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