2017 SARA Western Regional Conference

The SARA Western Conference met in Socorro, NM on March 17,18 & 19, 2017. We heard several presentations from SARA members, as well as presentations from Mark McKinnon, the Assistant Director for New Mexico Operations, Dr. Steven Myers, the lead for the Very Large Array Sky Survey project, and Dr. Greg Taylor from the University of New Mexico, principal investigator for the Long Wavelength Array project. We also sat in on a colloquium on pulsars given by Dr. Kevin Stovall of the University of New Mexico. The proceedings of the conference may be consulted for the detailed content of the presentations.

Observing the Radio Sun Across Seven Decades (200 kHz to 200 GHz and 70 years)

The keynote speaker for the 2017 conference is Dale Gary, Distinguished Professor in Physics at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), and Director of Solar Observatories. The latter includes the Big Bear Solar Observatory, an optical observatory in California with the highest-resolution solar telescope in the world, and also the Owens Valley Solar Array, a unique radio facility also in California dedicated to observing the Sun.

2017 SARA Western Regional Conference

 2017 SARA Western Regional Conference
Socorro, New Mexico, USA

The 2017 SARA Western Regional Conference will be held at the Pete V. Domenici Science Operations Center in Socorro, New Mexico on March 17 to 19, 2017.


The town of Socorro is the home of NRAO operations in New Mexico (NM). Located on the campus of the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (New Mexico Tech), the Pete V. Domenici Science Operations Center houses scientific, engineering, technical, computer and support staff for both the Expanded Very Large Array (EVLA) and the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA). The Science Operations Center also houses the control center and correlator for VLBA observations and hosts personnel working on the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) project.

2016 SARA Annual Conference

The Annual SARA Conference will be held July 10 thru July 13, 2016 at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia. The conference is open to members and non-members with an interest in radio astronomy observations. Keynote Speaker this year is Lory Wingate from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO). The conference presentations will be streamed online live at high resolution for those interested but unable to attend.

Summary of 2016 SARA Western Conference ~ ERAU: Prescott, Arizona

The 2016 SARA Western Conference was held on the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University campus a few miles outside of Prescott, Arizona USA over the weekend of 11~13 March. Ray Fobes was our host and he, Dave Westman, Keith Payea, and Lorraine Rumley worked hard to setup and manage the event.


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