2017 Jansky Fellow Program

by Mark Adams last modified Oct 17, 2016 by Davis Murphy

The NRAO announces the 2017 Jansky Fellowship Program which provides outstanding postdoctoral opportunities for research in astronomy. Jansky Fellows formulate and carry out investigations either independently or in collaboration. Prior radio experience is not required. The application deadline is Tuesday, 1 November 2016. Read more…

ngVLA Science Advisory Council

NRAO is pleased to announce the membership of the next generation Very Large Array (ngVLA) Science Advisory Council (SAC). Membership was determined through open nominations and a selection process involving NRAO staff and the community. The ngVLA SAC is an external committee that will act as the interface between the scientific community and the ngVLA Project Office, providing feedback and guidance as we move towards a complete design for a next-generation centimeter-to-millimeter-wave interferometer centered around the VLA site on the Plains of San Agustin in New Mexico. Read more…

CASA 4.7 Release

We are pleased to announce the release of CASA 4.7.0.

The Common Astronomy Software Applications (CASA) package is being developed by NRAO, the European Southern Observatory (ESO), the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), and Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (ASIAA). CASA supports the offline reduction and analysis of Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) data. CASA is fully scriptable. Full support is provided for ALMA and VLA, but almost any data that can be written in uvfits format can be imported and reduced in CASA. Read more…

Half a Decade of ALMA Conference

The Half Decade of ALMA: Cosmic Dawns Transformed conference was held 20-23 September in Indian Wells, California, USA; there were 215 attendees. The 68 invited and contributed talks were compelling and are available at the conference Open Framework link. Abstract books for the talks and the 123 posters posters are available at the conference website. Together these constitute the published output of the conference. Read more…

Robert L. Brown Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

Applications for the 2015 Robert L. Brown Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award should be submitted  by 31 December 2016. This recognition of outstanding achievement by a 2015 Ph.D. recipient was established by NRAO / AUI on behalf of Bob Brown’s friends and family to honor Bob’s life and career.  Learn more…

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