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The VLA
Observatory Seeks a New Name
October 13, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Announcement

The most famous radio telescope in the world is about to get a new name. The Very Large Array, known around the world, isn’t what it used to be. The iconic radio telescope, known around the world through movies, documentaries, music videos, newspaper and magazine articles, advertisements, textbooks, and thousands of scientific papers, is nearing the completion of an amazing transformation.

Antennae galaxies
First Images from ALMA
October 3, 2011 at 8:11 pm | News Release

The detailed views of star-formation in the Antennae Galaxies are the first astronomical test images released to the public from the growing Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array and confirm that this new telescope has surpassed all others of its kind.

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
ALMA Opens Its Eyes
October 3, 2011 at 7:54 pm | News Release

Humanity’s most complex ground-based astronomy observatory, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, has officially opened for astronomers at its 16,500-feet elevation site in northern Chile.

ALMA antennas
General Dynamics Enables Early Science for ALMA
October 3, 2011 at 7:49 pm | News Release

Highly specialized, scientifically advanced antennas come together to capture never-before seen details about the cosmos.

Mari Jananian, Emmanuel Momjian, and Patti JMK Reynolds.
U.S. Citizens Ceremony at VLA
September 22, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Announcement

A Socorro astronomer and his wife were sworn in as new U.S. Citizens in a ceremony at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s Very Large Array radio telescope Wednesday. Dr. Emmanuel Momjian and his wife, Mari Jananian, took the oath of allegiance at a special event conducted by Peter Rechkemmer of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, with the oath administered by Patti JMK Reynolds, Albuquerque Field Office Director of the USCIS.

Front End Service Vehicle
Cryogenic Catering Truck Comes to ALMA
September 1, 2011 at 7:42 pm | News Release

The ultimate in high altitude, high-tech catering has arrived in Chile to serve chilled provisions to the telescopes at the largest astronomical complex in the world, the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array.

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