Green Bank Observatory’s link to the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics

the 85-2 and 85-3 radio telescopes
85-2 and 85-3 working together with the 85-1 (not shown) in the Green Bank Interferometer, the NRAO’s first array. (NSF/AUI)

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.

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Green Bank, Biking, & Mon Forest Towns

students in front of the GBT

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.

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Green Bank Observatory educator to become international astronomy ambassador

Luci Fincuan, center, shown giving a tour of the Green Bank Telescope preCOVID-19.

Green Bank Observatory Science Center educator, Luci Finucan, is one of a few international ambassadors accepted into an elite STEM education program. The Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program (ACEAP) brings educators of all types, from formal and informal teachers to amateur astronomers together to learn more about US astronomy facilities in Chile, and share that knowledge with others. Normally a field experience in Chile, under COVID-19 safety precautions for 2020, most training will be virtual.

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