Role Model Video Series
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory enjoys the talents of hundreds of staff and an international community of scientists who come together to make our mission of discovery and innovation such a success. You will learn from the folks interviewed here that we’ve taken many paths to get here, and you don’t have to be a scientist or engineer to be part of our exciting mission. We will continue to add more interviews, so please return again!
Dr. Jim Braatz
Meet Dr. Jim Braatz, an astronomer who studies masers, a kind of invisible laser made naturally by dense clouds of molecules, in order to measure the size and shape of the Universe.
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Explore the Milky Way Galaxy
The Milky Way Explorer a guided trip through our spiral Galaxy and its neighborhood. You choose where to explore, and a radio astronomer talks to you about each stop.
Explore the Very Large Array
See footage from central New Mexico where the National Radio Astronomy Observatory operates the world's most versatile radio telescope, the Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array. Here, we have put together a collection of exclusive video tours we call the VLA Explorer.