National Radio Astronomy Observatory
August 2009 eNews Volume 2, Issue 8

The Expanded Very Large Array near Socorro, NM.

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EVLA Early Science, 2nd announcement: In the February 2009 NRAO eNews, we announced the availability of the EVLA's WIDAR correlator for Early Science, beginning in March 2010 in the D configuration. Access to the EVLA will be through two observing programs: the Open Shared Risk Observing (OSRO) program for the general user community, and the Resident Shared Risk Observing (RSRO) program, which provides enhanced capabilities to those who are able to spend a period of time in Socorro to help with EVLA commissioning... Read more... EVLA Early Science, 2nd announcement
VLA/VLBA/VLBI Proposals and Scheduling: The table below shows the next deadline for regular and large proposals for the Expanded Very Large Array (EVLA) and the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA). At the end of the VLA D configuration in January 2010, the VLA correlator will be turned off, and the VLA will not be available for an interval of up to 2 months while hardware is moved from the VLA correlator to the new EVLA correlator. When observing resumes with the EVLA, it will be in the D configuration. For the EVLA, the order of the configurations will then be: D, DnC, C, CnB, B, BnA, A... Read more... VLA/VLBA/VLBI Proposals and Scheduling
ALMA Construction: Interferometry continued with the first two ALMA antennas at the Operations Support Facility (OSF) in northern Chile, with refinements to the baseline and to the system. Total power tests occurred on the third antenna, soon to include spectral line pointing using a second single baseline correlator that was delivered from the NRAO Technology Center in Virginia. This instrument had been used at the ALMA Test Facility last year... Read more... ALMA Construction

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