Workshop

Transformative Science for the Next Decade

October 16-20, 2017

With new instruments and improved performance, the 100m Green Bank Telescope is now demonstrating its full potential. On this 60th anniversary of the groundbreaking for the Green Bank Observatory, we are holding a workshop looking toward to the next 10, 20, and even 60 years of the Green Bank Observatory, and invite the community to participate in planning the future.

News

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

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...

Workshop

GBT Observer Training Workshop

September 18 – 22, 2017

Work with the experts to learn the essential skills and knowledge to use the GBT and maximize its scientific output.

News

THE CASE FOR A PUBLICLY AVAILABLE, WELL-­INSTRUMENTED GBT OPERATING AT 20-­115 GHZ

A well-­instrumented Green Bank Telescope (GBT) operating at high frequency represents a unique scientific resource for the US community. As a filled-­aperture, 100m-­diameter telescope, the GBT is ideally suited to fast mapping of extended, low surface brightness emission with excellent instantaneous frequency coverage.

NANOGrav

North American NanoHertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves.

Learn how to use the galaxy to detect gravitational waves.

West Virginia University

West Virginia University

Learn about WVU astronomy

The Universe is whispering to us and the gigantic Green Bank Telescope (GBT) can decipher these cosmic murmurs like no other. From comets to cosmology, the sheer range of science done with this versatile instrument is astounding.

Astronomers currently use the Green Bank Telescope to map the lunar regolith, time millisecond pulsars, weigh black holes and probe dark energy. Now the race is on to study the new window to the Universe: ripples in space time. This is an exciting time for science!

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