A new project funded by the National Science Foundation at the Green Bank Observatory will have a big impact on the astronomy community.(more…)
Three scientists won the 2020 Nobel Prize in physics for their study of the super massive black hole that sits at the center of our galaxy. This black hole, Sagittarius A*, as it’s known, was first discovered as a bright radio object in 1974 at the Green Bank Observatory.(more…)
Pulsars are one of the most enigmatic celestial objects studied by astronomy. These beacons are the lighthouses of the Universe. Pulsars rotate at incredible speeds, emitting a regular clocklike signal.
The National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope (GBT) is a premier tool for studying pulsars, thanks to its sensitivity at detecting these distant objects. A new $1.3 million award from the NSF will develop a powerful new system for capturing these observations in real-time, combining pulsar observations and cyclic spectroscopy in the ultra-wideband. The Green Bank Observatory is the first in the world to combine all of these aspects at once, in one robust observation processing system, in real-time.(more…)
Did you know that Green Bank is a Mon Forest Town? Several small towns located within the Monongahela National Forest are great locations for accessing a variety of recreational activities, from hiking and biking trails, to camping.
Green Bank has been featured in the Mon Forest Towns website with a guide to biking on site. Read the full story here.(more…)
The Green Bank Elementary-Middle School Radioactive Robotics team created a handicap accessible door-opening mechanism to be used for opening long-handled doors like those at the Green Bank Observatory. Read the full story in the Pocahontas Times.(more…)
Reanalysis of Breakthrough Listen Data to Include Other Stellar Objects in the Field Yields Most Comprehensive SETI Search to Date
Independent team combines existing radio telescope data with new catalogs to search over 200 times more stars than before(more…)