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NRAO’s Marian Pospieszalski Receives EuMA Pioneer Award
NRAO’s Marian Pospieszalski Receives EuMA Pioneer Award
September 28, 2022 at 5:00 am | Announcement

The European Microwave Association (EuMA) has announced Marian Pospieszalski— a senior research engineer at the National Science Foundation’s National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)— as the recipient of its 2022 Pioneer Award. The EuMA Pioneer Award recognizes individuals responsible for noteworthy advances in the field of microwaves that have had a lasting and significant impact on the microwave community.

NRAO Expands Radio Dynamic Zone Testing with Support from NSF
NRAO Expands Radio Dynamic Zone Testing with Support from NSF
September 21, 2022 at 5:00 am | Announcement

Following a generous grant from the National Science Foundation’s Spectrum Innovation Initiative (SII), NSF’s National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) will expand efforts to establish and support the co-existence of research and commercial entities across the radio spectrum. 

Put a Ring On It: How Gravity Gives Astronomers a Powerful Lens On the Universe
Put a Ring On It: How Gravity Gives Astronomers a Powerful Lens On the Universe
September 14, 2022 at 11:00 am | News Feature

Gravity can change the path of light, and sometimes focuses the light of distant galaxies to create a gravitational lens or Einstein Ring. It is a common sight in modern deep field images, but the effect was first seen by the Very Large Array in 1987.

NRAO Mission Statement Update Reflects and Strengthens Observatory’s Long-standing Commitment to DEI
NRAO Mission Statement Update Reflects and Strengthens Observatory’s Long-standing Commitment to DEI
September 14, 2022 at 7:00 am | Announcement

NSF’s National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) has announced major updates to its organizational mission statement that are reflective of the Observatory’s long-standing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in astrophysics.

VLBA Produces First Full 3-D View of Binary Star-Planet System
VLBA Produces First Full 3-D View of Binary Star-Planet System
September 1, 2022 at 4:14 am | News Release

Astronomers using the VLBA have produced the first-ever full, 3-D view of binary star system with a planet orbiting one of the stars. Their achievement promises important new insights into the process of planet formation.

NRAO’s Gurton Receives Astronomical Society of the Pacific Award
NRAO’s Gurton Receives Astronomical Society of the Pacific Award
August 31, 2022 at 4:02 am | Announcement

Suzanne (Suzy) Gurton, NRAO’s Assistant Director for Education and Public Outreach, has been named the 2022 recipient of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific’s prestigious Klumpke-Roberts Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the public understanding and appreciation of astronomy.

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