Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI) and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) have awarded the 2022 Karl G. Jansky Lectureship to Professor Françoise Combes, Chair of Galaxies and Cosmology at the College of France and Astronomer at the Paris Observatory. The Jansky Lectureship is an honor established by the trustees of AUI to recognize outstanding contributions to the advancement of radio astronomy.(more…)
In July, the Green Bank Telescope suffered damage to the prime focus boom of the telescope’s feed arm, a moveable part of the structure that works in conjunction with its collection of receivers.(more…)
Governor’s STEM Institute brings nearly sixty rising 9th graders to Green Bank Observatory
This July 2022, nearly 60 students gathered in Green Bank, West Virginia, for the Governor’s STEM Institute (GSI.) These rising 9th graders competitively applied for this opportunity to experience science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through exciting hands-on experiences.(more…)
A recent article in Sky and Telescope shared the latest observations of Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) from the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) radio telescope, located in British Columbia.
CHIME is constructing a smaller version its main telescope at the Green Bank Observatory (GBO). This new outrigger will work in tandem with other CHIME instruments to better locate the position of FRBs by triangulating their signals, similar to the way cell phone GPS works.(more…)
The Green Bank Telescope plays an integral role in Next Generation radar astronomy.(more…)
Communications across the vastness of interstellar space could be enhanced by taking advantage of a star’s ability to focus and magnify communication signals. A team of graduate students at Penn State is looking for just these sorts of communication signals that might be taking advantage of our own sun if transmissions were passing through our solar system.(more…)