The scientific results of the NRAO facilities will be presented in multiple AAS 240 press conferences

Newswise – Seven new scientific results from the Atacama Large Millimeter / submillimeter Array (ALMA), the Very Large Array (VLA) and the Very Large Array Sky Survey (VLASS) will be revealed in multiple press conferences during the 240th meeting of the American Society Astronomica (AAS) June 13-15, 2022 in Pasadena, California.

The new findings span a wide variety of astronomical phenomena, from star systems to pulsars and from young galaxies to stellar feedback loops.

Press conferences will be held in person during the conference and will be streamed live on the AAS Press Office YouTube channel.

Note: Each press conference is made up of a group of scientists presenting 4-5 unique scientific results. The number in parentheses indicates the order in which the listed result is presented.

All press conferences are listed and will take place in Pacific time.

Monday June 13, 2022 at 2:15 pm PDT – Magnetic fields and galaxies

Erin Guilfoil-Cox, Northwestern University (2)
The twisted magnetic field in a protobinary system “

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Tuesday June 14, 2022 at 10:15 am PDT – Near disks and distant galaxies

Meredith MacGregor, University of Colorado Boulder (2)
A new ALMA view of the HD 53143 debris disc “
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Tuesday June 14, 2022 at 2:15 pm PDT – Galactic neighbors and insights from ALMA

Ambesh Singh, University of Arizona (4)
“ALMA reveals molecular outflows in the ejecta of VY Canis Majoris”

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Hollis Akins, Grinnell College (5)
“ALMA reveals extensive cold gases and hot ionized outflows in a distant star-forming galaxy”

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 10:15 am PDT – Stars, their environments and their planets

Michael Jones, University of Arizona (1)
“Young, blue and isolated star systems in the Virgo cluster”

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Tony Wong, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (3)
“ALMA Unveils Star Formation Stall in Tarantula Gas Net”

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 2:15 pm PDT – Extragalactic investigations and evolved stars

Dillon Dong, California Institute of Technology (2)
“Discovery of an extremely bright, decades-old Pulsar wind nebula in the Very Large Array Sky Survey”

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The full program of the press conference is available on the AAS Press website. NRAO public information officials will be available to assist reporters at all press conferences listed during the live conference.

In addition to press conferences, dozens of papers with new and ongoing scientific findings from NRAO facilities will be presented during the AAS 240 conference sessions. The AAS 240 marks the first full in-person meeting of the AAS since January 2020.

About NRAO

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) is a facility of the National Science Foundation, operated under a cooperation agreement from Associated Universities, Inc.

About ALMA

The Atacama Large Millimeter / submillimeter Array (ALMA), an international astronomy facility, is a partnership between the European Organization for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (ESO), the National Science Foundation (NSF) of the United States and the National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) of Japan in partnership with the Republic of Chile. ALMA is funded by ESO on behalf of its member states, by NSF in partnership with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and the Ministry of Science and of Technology (MOST) and by NINS in collaboration with the Sinica Academy (AS) in Taiwan and the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI).

ALMA’s construction and operations are led by ESO on behalf of its Member States; the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), operated by Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI), on behalf of North America; and by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) on behalf of East Asia. The Joint ALMA Observatory (JAO) provides unified guidance and management of ALMA’s construction, commissioning and operation.

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