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Green Bank Observer Vol 1, Issue 1

Print version – Observer Newsletter Q1 IN THIS ISSUE Director’s Notes Upcoming Events News History Meet the Staff Career Opportunities Director’s Notes Welcome to the first issue of The Observer, the Green Bank Observatory’s quarterly newsletter.  As many of you are aware, after almost 60 years in the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, we have branched…

Observer Training Workshops

Spring 2017 GBT Observer Training Workshop May 15 – 19, 2017, Green Bank Observatory The GBT Observer Training Workshop will provide the essential skills and knowledge that observers need to maximize the scientific output of their use of the Green Bank Telescope. After completing the workshop, attendees will be certified to remotely observe with GBT….

Transformative Science for the Next Decades with the Green Bank Observatory

Big Questions, Large Programs, and New Instruments (October 16-20): With new instruments and excellent performance, the 100m Green Bank Telescope is only just reaching its full potential. On this 60th anniversary of the ground breaking for the Green Bank Observatory, we are holding a workshop looking toward the next 10, 20, and even 60 years…

“…comet swarm, cloud of debris, or alien construction site”- Tabby’s Star Scrutinized by Green Bank Telescope

A fascinating article recently published by Astronomy Magazine, describes observations made using the Green Bank Telescope of a very quirky star known as Tabby’s Star (named after Tabetha Boyajian, the post-doc who studied its behavior).  Tabby’s star dims  substantially, at irregular intervals, setting it apart from other stars that harbor exoplanets.  What could account for…