2004 Jansky Lectures and Symposia Conclude
This year's Jansky Lectures in Socorro, Green Bank and Charlottesville were well received and well attended. The Jansky Lecturer was Dr. Ronald D. Ekers, Federation Fellow at the Australia Telescope National Facility and current President of the International Astronomical Union. His topic was Paths to Discovery."
In connection with the Jansky Lecture, the 20th Annual New Mexico Symposium, organized by Mark Claussen (NRAO Scientist), was held on Wednesday, November 10, 2004 at the Array Operations Center of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Socorro, New Mexico. Scientists from a wide range of New Mexico institutions (NRAO, LANL, NMT, UNM, NMSU, MRO, & APO) as well as from outside the state (McGill, CfA, ATNF, NSO, U. Hawaii, Kapteyn Inst, St. Petersburg State U., U. Toronto, U. Sydney, Steward, OSU, Fermilab, NYU, Princeton, Penn State, UPenn, MIT, IAS, JIVE, ASTRON, NRL, UW-Whitewater, UC-Boulder, AAO, JHU, & U. Michigan) gave oral presentations and poster sessions.
A week later on Wednesday, November 17, 2004 the Jansky Symposium, organized by Rachel Osten (Jansky Fellow), was held at the UVA Astronomy Department Conference Room (the NRAO Edgemont Road facility is till undergoing expansion and renovation). Scientists and engineers from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and the University of Virginia provided a wide range of talks on interesting topics.