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.


Student Scientist Wins National Scholarship

Longtime Observatory advocate Ellie White has won a prestigious scholarship to support her education at Marshall University. A physics major, she plans to earn her Ph.D. in astrophysics studying astrobiology, radio astronomy instrumentation, and SETI.