The Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of New Mexico is set to make a significant impact at the American Astronomical Society's semi-annual meeting, scheduled to take place from June 4 to 8 at the Albuquerque Convention Center. The department has partnered with the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) to organize two special sessions, solidifying its prominent role in the event.
As one of the largest gatherings of astronomers in the country, the American Astronomical Society meetings serve as a platform for scientists to share their research findings, exchange ideas, and foster collaborations. With its active involvement in organizing two special sessions, the UNM Department of Physics & Astronomy aims to showcase its expertise and contributions to the field.
One of the sessions, titled "Radio Astronomy in New Mexico," will highlight the state's radio astronomy endeavors. Research Associate Professor Jayce Dowell will discuss the UNM's Long Wavelength Array (LWA) radio telescope, shedding light on its groundbreaking capabilities and discoveries. Professor Emeritus and Assistant Director for New Mexico Operations at NRAO, Trish Henning, will share insights on the Very Large Array, a renowned radio observatory located near Socorro, N.M. Tom Maccarone of Texas Tech will delve into UNM's LWA Swarm concept.
By capitalizing on the unique opportunities provided by the American Astronomical Society meeting, the department continues to foster collaboration, exchange knowledge, and contribute to the advancement of astronomy.