NRAO: National Radio Astronomy Observatory
April 2009 eNews Volume 2, Issue 4

The ALMA Operations Support Facility in Chile. Photo courtesy ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO).

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Upcoming NRAO Events

  • April 20-22, 2009: 20th International Symposium on Space THz Technology
  • April 29 - May 1, 2009: The 2009 NRAO Postdoctoral Symposium
  • May 26-28, 2009: The EVLA Vision: Stars On and Off the Main Sequence
  • May 26-29, 2009: Advancing Chemical Understanding through Astronomical Observations
  • June 8-12, 2009: Millimeter and Submillimeter Astronomy at High Angular Resolution
  • July 12-18, 2009: NAIC-NRAO School on Single-Dish Radio Astronomy
  • September 21-24, 2009: Assembly, Gas Content and Star Formation History of Galaxies


ALMA Project Status Major components of the AEM antenna, contracted by ESO, have arrived at that contractor's area at the ALMA Operations Support Facility (OSF) in northern Chile. The receiver cabin and backup support structures (BUSS) have arrived. These parts of the antenna feature carbon fiber construction, while the other antenna designs have steel receiver cabins... Read more... ALMA Project Status
VLA/VLBA/VLBI Proposals and Scheduling The table shows the next deadline for regular and large proposals for the Very Large Array (VLA) and the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA)... Read more... VLA/VLBA/VLBI Proposals and Scheduling
The NRAO and the Astro2010 Decadal Survey The next astronomy decadal survey has formally begun, and the Astro2010 Decadal Survey committee has been tasked to "… survey the field of space- and ground-based astronomy and astrophysics, recommending priorities for the most important scientific and technical activities of the decade 2010-2020..." Read more... The NRAO and the Astro2010 Decadal Survey
Celebrating Five Decades of Training Young Scientists Since its inception in 1959, the NRAO Summer Student Research Program has engaged nearly 1,000 young people in scientific research, and many NRAO summer students have gone on to distinguished careers in astronomy and other physical sciences... Read more... Celebrating Five Decades of Training Young Scientists
100 Hours of Astronomy in Chile The "100 Hours of Astronomy" (100HA) programming organized by NRAO/AUI in Chile as part of the International Year of Astronomy 2009 (IYA) provided many opportunities for the public to learn about astronomical research and observatories around the world. More than 4,000 persons attended the 100HA events and enjoyed learning about the principles of radio astronomy, ALMA, and ALMA technology... Read more... 100 Hours of Astronomy in Chile

Career Opportunities

  • ALMA System Engineers
  • ALMA Commissioning Scientists
  • ALMA Science Operations Astronomers
  • Assistant Scientist
  • CASA Group Supervisor
  • Head of the Joint ALMA Observatory Archive Operations Group
  • Software Engineer (KFPA)
  • Systems Astronomers - Joint ALMA Observatory


Career Opportunities
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