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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…

Green Bank Observatory Inauguration

Four years after the National Science Foundation announced it would drop funding for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank effective Oct. 1, 2016, the Pocahontas County research center remains alive and well, and as of last week, proudly independent. The National Radio Astronomy Observatory sign at the entrance to the 60-year-old research center…

ABC News10: Town full of people lives without cellphones, Wi-Fi to get signals from space

No cell phones, no Wi-Fi… not even a radio station. And that’s just how one town in West Virginia wants it. The town of Green Bank doesn’t use personal technology because it’s listening to something else. It’s in the middle of the national radio quiet zone, home to the World’s largest movable radio telescope. The…