NRAO: National Radio Astronomy Observatory
January 2009 eNews Volume 2, Issue 1
The second prize winner from the 2008 AUI/NRAO Image Contest. Francesco Massaro of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics used radio, optical, and X-ray data to produce this compelling image of the radio galaxy 3C 305 in the constellation Draco.
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Upcoming NRAO Events

  • January 26, 2009: NRAO Summer Student Research Assistantships Deadline
  • February 2, 2009: NRAO Proposal Deadline (GBT, VLA, VLBA)
  • April 20-22, 2009: 20th International Symposium on Space THz Technology


ALMA ProgressALMA Progress With the acceptance of ALMA production antennas in Chile now underway, further system verification tests will occur on the full production system, initially at the Operations Support Facility (OSF) and then at the 16,570 foot elevation Array Operations Site (AOS). The first quadrant of the ALMA correlator is now operating in the AOS Technical Building... Read more...

Call for Proposals for NRAO TelescopesCall for Proposals for NRAO Telescopes The NRAO announces the Call for Proposals for trimester 09B. The call is open now and will close on February 2, 2009 at 17:00 EST... Read more...

Nominations Invited for the 2009 Jansky LectureshipNominations Invited for the 2009 Jansky Lectureship The Karl G. Jansky Lectureship is an honor established by the trustees of Associated Universities, Inc. to recognize outstanding contributions to the advancement of radio astronomy. First awarded in 1966, it is named in honor of Karl G. Jansky who, in 1932, first detected radio waves from a cosmic source... Read more...

Lab Notebook: A Digital Back End for the VLBA Sensitivity Upgrade ProjectLab Notebook: A Digital Back End for the VLBA Sensitivity Upgrade Project The VLBA, completed in 1993, is now undergoing a development project to increase the sensitivity of the instrument. Until now, the VLBA has been able to observe only at a total sustained bit rate of 128 Mbps (32 MHz with 2 bit samples) with a maximum bit rate of 512 Mbps for special projects... Read more...

Spectrum Use after the U.S. DTV Transition Some time after February 17 2009 — see the coda at bottom regarding the newly implemented "analog searchlight" program — all full-power TV broadcasting in the U.S. will be digital (DTV). Full-power analog TV broadcasting will cease although some low-power analog broadcasting will persist... Read more...

Career OpportunitiesCareer Opportunities

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  • Software Engineer
  • Deputy Assistant Director, Green Bank Operations (Scientist/A)
  • CASA Group Supervisor
  • System Engineers
  • Lead Systems Engineer
  • Head of GBT Science Operations



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