WE ARE ALL MADE OF STARS

Without stars, we wouldn’t be here. Stars produce basic elements, like Carbon, the foundation of the complex molecules which make up life.

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.

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The Green Bank Telescope

From pulsars to black holes to searching for aliens, our GBT Science programs range from comets to cosmology.

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STEM LEARNING

Pre-K through post-graduate, we blur the boundaries between science, engineering and education.

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Events and Workshops

Bike races, star parties, SETI tours, scientific workshops, and radio astronomy schools...

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Movie

Wow signal

January 4, 2018

Join us as we present a free screening of the WOW S1GNΛL movie in Charleston, WV!

IN THE 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...

 

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