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‘Fast Radio Burst’ Sheds New Light on Origin of These Extreme Events

‘Fast Radio Burst’ Sheds New Light on Origin of These Extreme Events

Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs), brief yet brilliant eruptions of cosmic radio waves, have baffled astronomers since they were first reported nearly a decade ago. Though they appear to come from the distant Universe, none of these enigmatic events has revealed more than the slimmest details about how and where it formed, until now. By poring over 650...

Associated Universities Inc. Has Been Selected as the Management Organization for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory: Largest NSF Cooperative Agreement Ever for Astronomical Research

On 19 November 2015, the National Science Board (NSB) authorized the National Science Foundation (NSF) to award a new 10-year, $862 million cooperative agreement to Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI) for the management and operation of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), starting in FY2017. This announcement caps an open competition...

AUI President’s statement condemning sexual harassment

AUI President’s statement condemning sexual harassment

There has been significant media attention recently to a report about a sexual harassment case by a tenured faculty member at a major university, leading to much introspection within the astronomy community and at research institutions across the country. Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI), the managing organization of the National Radio...

Listen to the Music of a Dying Star

Listen to the Music of a Dying Star

The ALMA Music Box, currently on display in Japan, now available on iTunes Music from the ALMA Music Box — an audio artwork that plays melodies created from ALMA observations — is now available to be purchased in the iTunes store, on the compilation set “Music for a Dying Star”. R Sculptoris, a massive red giant star located roughly 1000...