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2021 Science Highlights: Looking Back on a Turbulent Year in Radio Astronomy
2021 Science Highlights: Looking Back on a Turbulent Year in Radio Astronomy
January 28, 2022 at 3:00 pm | News Feature

The formation of massive stars and planets. The deaths of stars and galaxies. The extreme and violent behaviors of black hole jets and quasars. An up-close and personal radar view of the Moon. These mysteries and more were unraveled in 2021 by radio astronomers leveraging the scientific and technological power of National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) facilities.

NRAO Director Tony Beasley Honored as Lifetime AAAS Fellow
NRAO Director Tony Beasley Honored as Lifetime AAAS Fellow
January 26, 2022 at 6:00 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).

Artist's impression of a stream of gas being pulled away from a protoplanetary disk by an intruder object.
ALMA Catches “Intruder” Redhanded in Rarely Detected Stellar Flyby Event
January 11, 2022 at 12:07 pm | News Release

Scientists using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) made a rare detection of a likely stellar flyby event in the Z Canis Majoris (Z CMa) star system. An intruder—not bound to the system—object came in close proximity to and interacted with the environment surrounding the binary protostar, causing the formation of chaotic, stretched-out streams of dust and gas in the disk surrounding it.

Did you know that pulsars can get a kick out of a supernova?
The Baseline #10 – How To Kick A Pulsar Out Of The Galaxy
December 30, 2021 at 11:00 am | News Feature

Pulsars are neutron stars. They are formed when an old star explodes as a supernova, so you would expect to find them in the center of its supernova remnant. But not always. Astronomers have learned that some pulsars are ejected from its remnant. The Very Large Array has discovered one pulsar that is quite a kick.

Join our host Summer Ash of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory as she talks about how you can get a kick out of pulsars.

28 women in STEM became the first generation of PROVOCA mentors
28 women in STEM became the first generation of PROVOCA mentors
December 22, 2021 at 1:56 pm | Announcement

As the end of 2021 approaches, we celebrate the certification of 28 women in STEM who became the first generation of PROVOCA mentors, a trained group of professionals and students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics that will provide mentoring to girls and young college students who decide to pursue a career in these disciplines.

Patricio Escarate works on an ALMA front end housing for receivers
ALMA’s Most Scientifically Productive Receiver Will Soon See Further than Ever Before
December 17, 2021 at 6:00 am | News Release

The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the board of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have approved a multi-million dollar upgrade project for the Observatory’s 1.3mm (Band 6) receivers through the North American ALMA Development Program. The receivers—originally built, and to be upgraded, by the Central Development Laboratory (CDL) at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)—are the most scientifically productive in ALMA’s lineup.

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