2017 Jansky Fellow Program

by Mark Adams last modified Sep 21, 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 with others within the wide framework of interests of the Observatory. Prior radio experience is not required and multi-wavelength projects leading to a synergy with NRAO instruments are encouraged. The NRAO also encourages applications from candidates with interest in radio astronomy instrumentation, computation, and theory. Read more…

Long Baseline Observatory Launch

On 1 Oct 2016, the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) will be separated from the NRAO facilities suite and placed into the Long Baseline Observatory (LBO). This transition will financially separate the VLBA from the Very Large Array (VLA), though the LBO will continue to work closely with NRAO to ensure continuity of services and efficient operations. To avoid confusion, the research facility will continue to be called the VLBA, but the VLBA will be managed and operated by the LBO.  Read more…

Green Bank Observatory Launch

On 1 Oct 2016, the NRAO Green Bank facilities, including the 100m Green Bank Telescope (GBT), will be moved out of the NRAO facility suite and into a new organization – the Green Bank Observatory (GBO). The transition will result in changes in the GBO financial and staffing structure, as well as a new website, and more. However, GBO and NRAO staff will work throughout the process to ensure a seamless transition for visitors and scientists using the GBO instruments and facilities. Read more… 

ngVLA Opportunity

The NRAO is pleased to issue a Call for next generation VLA (ngVLA) Community Studies that will be vital to crafting an ngVLA concept for consideration in the Astro2020 Decadal Survey. Proposal deadline is 30 Sep. NRAO anticipates funding most accepted proposals at a modest level to offset page charges and travel expenses to a mid-2017 ngVLA Science Conference. The highest-impact Studies may be funded at a higher level. Questions should be addressed to 

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