The hunt for more evidence of gravitational waves – ripples in spacetime formed by cataclysmic events in the distant universe – will be accelerated with a nearly $2 million National Science Foundation grant awarded to a West Virginia University scientist and her colleagues.(more…)
Powerful new radar technology will reveal secrets of the Solar System(more…)
Nestled in the West Virginia mountains, astronomers are discovering answers to our most astounding scientific questions.
The Green Bank Observatory is:
- home of the Green Bank Telescope, the world’s largest fullest steerable radio telescope
- has many other state-of-the-art instruments
- is protected by two radio quiet zones
- is used by scientists and researchers around the world (including NASA!)
- trains the next generation of scientists, engineers, and technicians through award winning education programs
Moore Foundation supports development of new Ultra Wideband technologies & increases observation time(more…)
The Green Bank Observatory (GBO) enters a new era of leadership in October. Dr. James M. Jackson, an internationally known astrophysicist, has accepted the role of director.
After serving as director for 15 years, Dr. Karen O’Neil will join the scientific staff. O’Neil has led the Observatory since 2006, including overseeing the separation from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and the successful transition to Green Bank Observatory in 2016. She looks forward to being a longstanding member of the Observatory staff and being a vital part of its continued growth.(more…)