Gustaaf van Moorsel

National Radio Astronomy Observatory
1003 Lopezville Road
Socorro, NM 87801
Office: (575) 835-7396
Fax: (575) 835-7027

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  Functional Responsibilities
  • Heading the User Support Group for the VLA and VLBA. Our job is to help optimizing the science enabled by these instruments by
    • providing our observers with up-to-date information
    • scrutinize submitted observing scripts, and if needed, suggest improvements
    • running the NRAO helpdesk
    • providing assistance to visiting observers
    • organizing workshops and community days, both here in Socorro and around the country
  • Help commissioning the ever increasing capabilities of the VLA before we make them available to the general user community
  • Testing the various online tools we provide to help users propose for time, prepare their observing script, and retrieve and analyze their data.


Though the transition to the EVLA leaves me with a limited amount of research time, I have been able to average a couple of papers per year. Most recent publications:

  • Sparke, L.S., van Moorsel, G.A., Erwin, P., Wehner, E.M.H. NGC 2655: from Inner Polar ring to Outer Shells and Tails 2008, Astron. J. 135, 998
  • Sparke, L.S., van Moorsel, G.A., Schwarz, U., Erwin, P., Wehner, E.M.H., Vogelaar, M. NGC 2655 and NGC 3718: Galaxies with Warped Polar Disks 2007, AAS 211, 013.11
  • Emonts, B. H. C.; Morganti, R.; Oosterloo, T. A.; van der Hulst, J. M.; van Moorsel, G.; Tadhunter, C. N. Large-scale HI in nearby radio galaxies: segregation in neutral gas content with radio source size 2007, Astron. Astrophys. 464, Issue 2, page L1 - L4
  • Butler, B.; Harland, D.; Loveland, S.; van Moorsel, G.; Truitt, B.; Waters, B.; Witz, S. Software for the EVLA, an update 2006, Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 6274, pp. 627404
  • Cox, A., Sparke, L., van Moorsel, G.A. Neutral Hydrogen in the Polar Ring Galaxy UGC 9796 2006, Astron. J. 131, 828
  • Emonts, B., Morganti, R., Oosterloo, T., van der Hulst, T., Tadhunter, C., van Moorsel, G., and Holt, J. Merger origin of radio galaxies investigated with H I observations 2006, Astronomische Nachrichten 327, 139


Modified on Thursday, 21-Jun-2012 14:24:16 MDT by Gustaaf van Moorsel