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May 2009 eNews Volume 2, Issue 5

ALMA antennas at the Operations Support Facility in northern Chile (Photo courtesy L. Knee).

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Upcoming NRAO Events

  • 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 1-3, 2009:Observing with ALMA
  • June 7-11, 2009:American Astronomical Society
  • June 9, 2009:SKA Town Hall at the AAS
  • June 8-12, 2009: Millimeter and Submillimeter Astronomy at High Angular Resolution
  • July 12-18, 2009: NAIC-NRAO School on Single-Dish Radio Astronomy
  • July 21-23, 2009: VLBA Astrometry Workshop
  • September 21-24, 2009: Assembly, Gas Content and Star Formation History of Galaxies


Call for Proposals for NRAO Telescopes The NRAO announces the Call for Proposals for trimester 09C. The call is open now and will close on 1 June 2009 at 17:00 EDT (21:00 UTC)... Read more... Call for Proposals for NRAO Telescopes
The 4th NAASC Conference: Assembly, Gas Content, and Star Formation History of Galaxies In the last two decades, the availability of large ground-based and space-based facilities, and improved theoretical modeling, have led to significant advances in our understanding of star formation, the gas cycle in galaxies, and galaxy assembly and evolution over cosmic time... Read more... The 4th NAASC Conference: Assembly, Gas Content, and Star Formation History of Galaxies
A Third ALMA Antenna Joins the Growing Array On 29 April 2009, the second Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) production antenna designed and built by the Vertex division of General Dynamics Corp. under contract with Associated Universities, Inc. conditionally passed its acceptance tests and was accepted by the project... Read more... A Third ALMA Antenna Joins the Growing Array
GBT High-Frequency Efficiency Improvements The Precision Telescope Control System (PTCS) project team continues to improve the GBT surface accuracy using phase-coherent holography. In the February 2009 E-News, we reported a 40% increase in the 90 GHz sensitivity. We have since completed more iterations of surface measurements and corrections... Read more... GBT High-Frequency Efficiency Improvements
VLBA Astrometry Workshop NRAO will host a workshop titled "New Science Enabled by Microarcsecond Astrometry" at the Pete V. Domenici Science Operations Center in Socorro, NM from July 21 to 23, 2009. Topics of the workshop will include: planet searches, star formation, stellar astrophysics, Galactic structure, motions of local group galaxies, black holes and neutron stars, megamasers, reference frame ties, and astrometry instrumentation... Read more... VLBA Astrometry Workshop
Increased Reimbursement Limit for NRAO's Foreign Telescope Travel Fund Effective immediately, the maximum reimbursement for air travel to foreign radio telescopes under the NRAO Foreign Telescope Travel Fund has been increased to $1350... Read more...  
2009 Grote Reber Medal Awarded to Barry Clark The 2009 Grote Reber Gold Medal for lifetime innovative contributions to radio astronomy has been awarded to Dr. Barry Clark, an Emeritus Scientist at NRAO in Socorro, New Mexico... Read more... 2009 Grote Reber Medal Awarded to Barry Clark

Career Opportunities

  • ALMA System Engineers
  • ALMA Commissioning Scientists
  • ALMA Science Operations Astronomers
  • Assistant Scientist
  • Head of the Joint ALMA Observatory Archive Operations Group
  • Scientist/A (Scientific Leader, High Frequency Focal Plane Array Development Program)
  • Software Engineer (KFPA)
  • Software Engineer II
  • Systems Astronomers - Joint ALMA Observatory
  • Web Analyst/Developer


Career Opportunities
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