Tag: nrao

Fluffy Galaxy with Surprise Center

The American Astronomical Society meeting in Seattle is in full swing, so the astronomy news is going to be flying this week! One of the first press releases is one I’ve been looking forward to for weeks. Several UVa and…

Two Weeks in the Quiet Zone…

Hello to those of you who haven’t given up on me ever posting here again! 🙂 I’m slowly getting back to a normal schedule after spending two weeks in Green Bank, West Virginia, in the Radio Quiet Zone. What’s that,…

Telescopes from Space!

Soichi Noguchi, an astronaut currently living aboard the International Space Station as part of Expedition 23, loves sending back gorgeous pictures of the Earth and Moon via his Twitter feed, astro_soichi. This morning, I woke up to a lovely picture…

AstroJargon of the Week: HI

For this week’s (late) AstroJargon, I’d like to point out a bit of jargon I used in my Ada Lovelace post the other day. I talked all about HI (the letter “H” and the Roman numeral one) studies, and before…

Astronomical Tales to be Told!

So, I just finished watching, and being very entertained by, “The Pluto Files,” a NOVA special by Neil deGrasse Tyson. Go watch it. Seriously! I’ll wait… There was a part where Clyde Tombaugh’s son was showing off some of his…

News from the Radio Spectrum

The life of a grad student gets pretty crazy from time to time, but I’m excited about returning to blogging as things cool down a bit.  As mentioned in my last post, I’ve got a list of fun things that…

VLBA Sees a Beefier Milky Way

If you’ve been paying attention to the great astronomy news coming out of the AAS meeting in Long Beach, you would know that astronomers have more accurately determined the speed of rotation and size of the Milky Way Galaxy. It…

URSI Update #1

Greetings all! I’ve been having a busy, fun, and stimulating time here at the Nat’l Radio Sciences Meeting of URSI in Boulder, CO. The mountains are gorgeous, the skies are clear, and the radio astronomy is diverse and exciting! I’ve…

Visiting the GBT

Will you be swinging through West Virginia any time soon? Maybe you are visiting family, taking a road trip, or hitting the slopes. Then don’t forget to visit the amazing Green Bank Observatory! It came to my attention through the…