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ALMA Trilateral Agreement Signing Ceremony

ALMA Trilateral Agreement Signing Ceremony

On December 15, 2015, the National Institutes of Natural Sciences of Japan (NINS), the European Southern Observatory (ESO), and the National Science Foundation (NSF) signed an agreement concerning the operations of ALMA. The new agreement signed in Tokyo provides the framework for the long-lasting operations of ALMA over the next 20 years. “As...

Nine ACEAP participants visited Chile to learn about NSF-funded, ground-based astronomy

Nine ACEAP participants visited Chile to learn about NSF-funded, ground-based astronomy

December 10, 2015 The anticipation is contagious. On this crisp, clear night in West Virginia only two types of sounds fill the air as a group of teachers and planetarium managers walk down the road to a 40-foot radio telescope: footsteps and loud, jubilant outbursts of "Can you see the star cluster Pleiades over there?" Those exclamations...