Eclipse Event at Green Bank Observatory

Ecplise with corona

Image above is similar to what West Virginians will see if they observe the eclipse this August! (Image source: RedOrbit.com) Have you heard?! This summer, you have the chance to experience a spectacular stellar event! On August 21, the star that brings us spring flowers, warm days by the pool, and the northern lights, a.k.a….

GBT Captures Orion Blazing Bright in Radio Light

Orion composite view

A team of astronomers has unveiled a striking new image of the Orion Molecular Cloud (OMC) – a bustling stellar nursery teeming with bright, young stars and dazzling regions of hot, glowing gas. The researchers used the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia to study a 50 light-year long filament…

‘Ageless’ Silicon throughout Milky Way May Indicate a Well-Mixed Galaxy

Milky Way (artists impression)

As galaxies age, some of their basic chemical elements can also show signs of aging. This aging process can be seen as certain atoms “put on a little weight,” meaning they change into heavier isotopes — atoms with additional neutrons in their nuclei. Surprisingly, new surveys of the Milky Way with the National Science Foundation’s…

ESS Passport Teacher Workshop

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June 18, 2017 – July 1, 2017 Green Bank Observatory Map and Directions | Register Description: The Earth and Space Science (ESS) Passport is an exciting, two-year professional development program for West Virginia teachers who are or who plan to teach Earth and Space Science– from the ninth grade course, down through the middle school…

Young Astronomer Shines at Astronomy Meeting

Cannan Huey-You, just 11 years old, impressed professional astronomers in January with his research on a massive intergalactic gas cloud. When astronomers and astrophysicists descended on Grapevine, Texas, this past January for the semiannual conference that many call the “Super Bowl of Astronomy,” they were joined by the meeting’s youngest participant ever. On Friday, 11-year-old…