National Radio Astronomy Observatory

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory, (NRAO) was formed in 1956 and headquartered in Charlottesville, North Carolina. NRAO is funded by the National Science Foundation and operates in Green Bank, West Virginia, Socorro, New Mexico, Tucson, Arizona and Santiago, Chile. Each site is managed by a high level research activity university in the locale. NRAO funds the installation and maintenance of telescopes, labs and research to improve the science of astronomy. Charlottesville is home to the North American ALMA Science Center and NRAO Technology Center.

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520 Edgemont Road Charlottesville, VA 22903-2475
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dfinley@nrao.edu
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VLA begins huge project of cosmic discovery

Astronomers have embarked on the largest observing project in the more than four-decade history of the National Science Foundation's Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA)—a huge survey of the sky that promises a rich scientific ...

dateSep 18, 2017 in Astronomy
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VLA reveals distant galaxy's magnetic field

With the help of a gigantic cosmic lens, astronomers have measured the magnetic field of a galaxy nearly five billion light-years away. The achievement is giving them important new clues about a problem at the frontiers of ...

dateAug 28, 2017 in Astronomy
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Heart of an exploded star observed in 3-D

Supernovas—the violent endings of the brief yet brilliant lives of massive stars—are among the most cataclysmic events in the cosmos. Though supernovas mark the death of stars, they also trigger the birth of new elements ...

dateJul 10, 2017 in Astronomy
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ALMA eyes icy ring around young planetary system

An international team of astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) has made the first complete millimeter-wavelength image of the ring of dusty debris surrounding the young star Fomalhaut. ...

dateMay 18, 2017 in Astronomy
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