GBT@20 Data Image Contest Winners Announced

We are very excited to announce the winners to our GBT@20 contest, using actual GBT data to create images!

First Place: Annika Kreikenbohm, a still from a 3D mapping/animation of the maser disk in galaxy NGC 1194, culminating from 7 years of data.

Second Place: Kat Barger, a still from a3D mapping/animation of Complex A, a high velocity gas cloud, and its Hydrogen gas distribution that rotates through position and velocity maps.

Third Place: Preet Agnihotri, with GBT data adapted into a composite image and sonification.

Honorable Mention: Preet Agnihotri, with more GBT data adapted into a composite image and sonification.

Honorable Mention: A composite image created by Emily Moravec.

Honorable Mention: Jeremy Thorley, who produced a 3D printed lamp using GBT data and Observatory logo.

RCBI’s Apprenticeship Works assists Observatory in developing talent pipeline

RCBI apprentice, and now Green Bank Observatory employee, Priscilla Grimes, is shown welding in the machine shop. Image credit: Full Kilt Pursuits

The National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Observatory has teamed with the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University to develop the skilled workforce it needs to maintain operations of its numerous radio telescopes and other instruments, observing the universe to unlock the mysteries of outer space.


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.