Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array
The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array in the Atacama Desert, Chile, is the most complex observatory ever built.
Very Long Baseline Array
The Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) is ten radio telescopes stationed across 5,351 miles. It’s the world’s sharpest, dedicated telescope array.
2,712 miles, 3 covid vaccines, 1000 forms, 4 Trader Joes stops later and I have photographed the Karl G….
Galaxies are often surrounded by a halo of hydrogen gas. Over time a galaxy can lose this halo, which…
Super Star Clusters (SSCs) are dense clusters of bright young stars. As they evolve their intense radiation can clear…
It takes a lot of images to map the heavens. In order for the Very Large Array Sky Survey…
The formation of a star has a simple tale. A region of interstellar gas collapses under its own weight,…
Globular clusters are dense spherical groupings of stars. They are old and hold clues about the history and evolution…
Radio telescopes such as the Very Large Array (VLA) use an array of antenna dishes to collect faint radio…
Bailee Wolf, a student at The Ohio State University, has a tool to better process radio data, and it…
FBOTs, Gamma-Ray Bursts, and SupernovaeArtist's conception illustrates the differences in phenomena resulting from an "ordinary" core-collapse supernova explosion, an explosion creating a gamma-ray burst, and one creating a Fast Blue Optical Transient. Details in text.
NRAO Making Waves
Announcements and Achievements
Children of NRAO and GBO Staff Among Recipients of 2023 AUI Scholarship
Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI), has selected the recipients of its 2023 AUI Scholarship, each of whom will be awarded a $3,500 renewable scholarship ($14,000 over four years to each scholar) to support their academic careers. This year, 19 outstanding high school seniors were selected based on their academic achievement, community involvement, and leadership skills.
NAC Student Researchers Receive Prestigious Chambliss Medals at AAS 241
Two student researchers from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory’s National Astronomy Consortium (NAC) program were each awarded the prestigious Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards medal during the 241st proceedings of the American Astronomical Society (AAS).
Doni Anderson and Miguel Montalvo Hernandez, undergraduate researchers who completed their NAC summer research projects in 2022, each received a Chambliss medal for exemplary research in astrophysics.
NRAO Announces Funding Opportunities for U.S. Students
The National Science Foundation’s National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) has launched two new funding opportunities for student researchers at U.S. institutions through the Student Observing Support (SOS) program and the NRAO/GBO Post-Bacc Program— a collaborative effort with the Green Bank Observatory (GBO).
Rare Nighttime Photography of Very Large Array Featured in Exhibition at Warehouse 1-10
A new exhibition series celebrating New Mexico’s dark skies will include rare nighttime photography of the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) by renowned dark skies photographer Bettymaya Foott. Dark Sky Land Exhibition Series No. 1 / DARK – The Astronomers, which features images from 20 photographers and artifacts from the Astronomical Lyceum Collection, opens on May 6th at Warehouse 1-10 in Magdalena.
On a clear, dark night, you can see a glowing stream that seems to split the sky. We have called it the Milky Way for thousands of years, and its exact nature was a mystery until less than a hundred years ago.