Radio-mm-submm Futures III Conference

by Mark Adams last modified Jun 13, 2017 by Davis Murphy

The 3rd Futures conference ­will be held at the University of California, Berkeley, 2 – 4 Aug 2017 and will continue community discussions and analysis of key opportunities that emerged from the Futures I and II meetings: ngVLA and Spectral-Line Cosomology & Low Frequency Instruments, including HERA and intensity mapping. An update on other key areas – CMB, Pulsars and mid-scale developments – is also planned. Registration for Futures III is open at the conference website.

Semester 2017B Proposal Outcomes

The NRAO has completed the Semester 2017B proposal review and time allocation process for the Very Large Array (VLA). A total of 187 new proposals were received for the 1 February 2017 submission deadline. The oversubscription rate (by proposal number) was 2.9 and the proposal pressure (hours requested over hours available) was 1.7. A number of large, time-critical (triggered) and multi-observatory proposals were received. Read more…

New NRAO Central Development Lab Director

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Bert Hawkins will be the next director of the NRAO Central Development Laboratory (CDL), effective 10 July 2017.

Bert arrives at NRAO after spending five years as the director of the Science and Technology Directorate at the U.S. Army National Ground Intelligence Center (NGIC), just north of Charlottesville. At NGIC, he led a team of over 300 scientists, engineers, analysts, and support personnel located in Virginia, Maryland, and various centers around the world.

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