Call for Proposals: Semester 2016A

The NRAO invites scientists to participate in the NRAO Semester 2016A Call for Proposals for the Green Bank Telescope (GBT), Very Large Array (VLA), and Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), High Sensitivity Array (HSA), and Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI).

The submission deadline for Semester 2016A proposals is Monday, 3 August 2015, at 17:00 EDT (21:00 UTC).

The NRAO especially wishes to highlight new opportunities for joint observations with the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and continuing opportunities with the Hubble Space Telescope and the Swift Gamma-Ray Burst Mission.

Registration Open for U.S. Radio Futures Conference

Registration is open for the first of three conferences that will provide the community broad opportunities to discuss potential U.S. futures for radio-millimeter-submillimeter (RMS) science in the 2020’s and beyond. This conference will take place 15-17 December 2015 in Chicago. Funded by AUI and the Kavli Foundation, and organized by NRAO, this conference is structured around key science themes that reflect priorities identified in the New Worlds, New Horizons Decadal Survey and that require observations at RMS wavelengths to address.

Please visit the conference website to register and for additional information. Read more…

Student Observing Support in 2016

The NRAO Student Observing Support (SOS) program will be restored for its North American instruments in FY 2016. SOS proposals associated with observing proposals for the VLA, GBT, the VLBA are eligible, as well as those submitted through the the North American Executive for ALMA. The next opportunity to apply for SOS funding will be in coordination with the NRAO 2016A observing semester. Read more…

CASA 4.4.0 Released

Casa LogoWe are pleased to announce CASA release 4.4.0. CASA is used for the offline reduction and analysis of ALMA and VLA data and 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. CASA 4.4.0 is available from the CASA homepage. Please follow the links to Obtaining CASA. Read more…

ALMA Cycle 3 Call for Proposals

Cycle 3 technical justification and initial science assessment are under way. The 12 review panels meet in Osaka 22-26 June to come to a preliminary ranking of the 1582 proposals. The final ranking is expected to be announced in Aug, and observations will begin 1 Oct 2015. Read more…

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