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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Nov.
National Radio Astronomy Observatory Associated Universities, Inc., (AUI) the organization that manages the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), has signed an agreement with West Virginia University (WVU) to provide dedicated observing time on the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT). Under the agreement, West Virginia University will provide $1 million in financial support for the facility over the next two years. In return, WVU astronomers will get a proportional amount...
Despite its remoteness and unique scientific work environment, the ALMA observatory in Chile is not immune to the disputes between workers and management that affect every other industry.
ALMA (the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) has begun a new and more advanced phase of science observations. This phase is known as Early Science Cycle 1, and will last until October 2013.
A new program is giving middle-school-aged youth the chance to take remote control of a large, research-grade radio telescope and expand their cosmic explorations beyond what the eye can see.
It has taken more than a decade of design and construction, but North America has finally delivered the last of 25 antenna dishes, marking an important milestone in the construction of an observatory astronomers are using to open up a "final frontier" of the spectrum of visible light to exploration.
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