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NSF's Science Programs Are Going Dark

Keith’s note: As NRAO lays everyone off and starts to go dark, it posted this really nice promotional video for the VLA narrated by Ellie Arroway aka Jodie Foster. If you go to NRAO you get a shutdown notice: “Effective 7 p.m. EDT, Friday, 4 October 2013, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) temporarily suspended all operations because of the US Federal government shutdown.” US Antarctic research season is in […]

  • NASA Watch
  • October 4, 2013
NSF Wants To Get Rid of Multiple Major Telescopes

NSF’s Division of Astronomical Sciences Portfolio Review Committee Submits Report, NSF “In 2011 NSF’s Division of Astronomical Sciences (AST) commenced a Portfolio Review process in order to review the entire portfolio of AST-supported facilities, programs and other activities. The goal of the review was to recommend to AST how support for existing facilities, programs, and activities should be prioritized and interleaved with new initiatives recommended by the National Academy of […]

  • NASA Watch
  • August 17, 2012
Students Discover A Pulsar

Students Excited by Stellar Discovery , NRAO “In the constellation of Ophiuchus, above the disk of our Milky Way Galaxy, there lurks a stellar corpse spinning 30 times per second — an exotic star known as a radio pulsar. This object was unknown until it was discovered last week by three high school students. These students are part of the Pulsar Search Collaboratory (PSC) project, run by the National Radio […]

  • NASA Watch
  • February 2, 2011