NRAO operates four forefront radio astronomical facilities that can be applied to a very wide range of forefront scientific problems by the international astronomy community. The Megamaser Cosmology Project and a number of key science projects, including NANOGrav, will be presented as illustrations. The newest facility, the international ALMA, will be described in some detail, along with recent observations demonstrating its transformational capabilities.
Host: Jacqueline Hewitt
image caption: 0.01” resolution ALMA image of lensed dust emission from distant galaxy (SPD81 at z = 3) superposed on HST image in blue (ALMA Partnership, Vlahakis et al. 2015.)