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Student Pulsar Search Program Expands Nationwide Thanks to NSF Grant to WVU and NRAO

Student Pulsar Search Program Expands Nationwide Thanks to NSF Grant to WVU and NRAO

West Virginia University (WVU) and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) together received a nearly $2 million, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to expand the reach and impact of the highly successful Pulsar Search Collaboratory (PSC) student science education initiative. Approximately $700,000 of the grant...

Exploring Chile, The Astronomy Capital of the World

Exploring Chile, The Astronomy Capital of the World

Vivian White, from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific travels to Chile and quickly discovers why Northern Chile generally—and the Atacama Desert specifically—has become the "go-to place for some of the world's largest telescopes". Download the article PDF   This article was first published in the July 30th issue of Astronomy Beat and is...

Robert L. Brown Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award

Robert L. Brown Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award

The Robert L. Brown Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award is administered by Associated Universities Inc. (AUI) and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) on behalf of Bob Brown’s friends and family to honor Bob’s life and career. The Award is given each year to a recent recipient of a doctoral degree from any recognized degree...