AUI collaborates with the scientific community and research sponsors to plan,
build, and operate cutting-edge facilities.
AUI is proud to have played a fundamental role in establishing the National
Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) nearly 60 years ago, working with NSF and
responding to the expressed needs of the research community. We have helped
NSF maintain NRAO as the world’s leading radio astronomy observatory.
AUI is focused on research excellence, supporting the university community in
research, education and technology. We believe that enhancing STEM
education and engaging the public are core elements of our mission. We are
committed to fostering diversity and broadening participation in our