The trailblazers of American radio astronomy called Green Bank Observatory home over 60 years ago. Today, their legacy is alive and well. Nestled in the mountain ranges and farmland of West Virginia, within the National Quiet Zone, radio astronomers are listening to the remote whispers of the universe, in order to discover answers to our most astounding astronomical questions.Explore radio science
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IN THE News
February 1, 2017
The 17A call for proposals to use the 100m GBT's NSF open skies time is now open!
November 9, 2016
The National Science Foundation has announced two public scoping meetings and a public comment period for the planned environmental impact statement and proposed changes to Green Bank Observatory operations. The public scoping meetings will be held on November 9, 2016 from 3-5pm and 6-8pm at the Green Bank Observatory Science Center.
Its huge collecting area allows us to see these incredibly small energies that we're trying to study. The types of energies we look at are less than the energy of a single snowflake falling on the earth.
Karen O'Neil, GBO Director