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New Capabilities at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory

by Davis Murphy last modified Feb 23, 2015

Tuesday, 6 January 2015
1:30 – 3:30 pm PST
Washington State Convention Center, Room 303


NRAO scientific staff will host a Splinter Session at the January 2015 American Astronomical Society (AAS) meeting in Seattle that is designed to assist members of the astronomical community who may be new to radio-wavelength observations. This Splinter Session will showcase the cutting-edge capabilities available at the four state-of-the-art NRAO telescopes: the Green Bank Telescope (GBT), Jansky Very Large Array (VLA), Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), and Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA).

Following short talks highlighting exciting science that can be done with each telescope, attendees will have the opportunity to chat informally with NRAO experts about science, observing proposal ideas, and synergies with other facilities. NRAO staff members will also provide hands-on assistance for persons interested in GBT, VLA/VLBA, and ALMA observing proposals in advance of the 1 February 2015 GBT-VLA-VLBA and spring 2015 ALMA Cycle 3 proposal deadlines.

To use the NRAO proposal preparation and observing tools during this Splinter Session, you will need an NRAO account. If you do not have one yet, please sign up online. No previous radio-wavelength experience is necessary to attend and benefit from this Splinter Session, and we strongly encourage new and potential NRAO facility users to attend. For questions or comments, please contact Alison Peck.

The planned talks for this session are:

Talk Speaker Duration Download Presentations
GBT Capabilities and New Instrumentation Jay Lockman 15 minutes GBT Presentation
The Jansky VLA and the VLBA: Capabilities and Recent Developments Emmanuel Momjian 25 minutes VLA Presentation
VLBA Presentation
New Observing Modes for ALMA Cycle 3 Jennifer Donovan Meyer 15 minutes ALMA Presentation