AAS 197, January 2001
Session 53. Instruments and Techniques: Submillimeter to Radio
Display, Tuesday, January 9, 2001, 9:30am-7:00pm, Exhibit Hall

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[53.04] Twenty Years of Frontier Science With the VLA

D. G. Finley, M. J. Claussen (NRAO)

Even before its formal dedication in 1980, the National Science Foundation's Very Large Array (VLA) had become an invaluable research tool. Today, it is the most powerful, flexible and widely-used radio telescope in the world. More than 2,200 researchers from around the world have used the VLA for more than 10,000 different observing projects. The VLA has had a major impact on nearly every branch of astronomy, and the results of its research are abundant in the pages of scientific journals and textbooks. More than 200 Ph.D. degrees have been awarded on the basis of research done with the VLA.

In this poster, we list a few of the highlights of VLA research over the past two decades. This list, while far from complete, illustrates the breadth of research done on the VLA as well as the impact the VLA has had on numerous areas of astronomy. With the tenfold increase in the VLA's capabilities that will be made possible with the VLA Expansion Project, the Expanded VLA (EVLA) will serve as a leading scientific tool well into the 21st Century.

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is a facility of the National Science Foundation, operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc.

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