Children of GBO Staff Among Recipients of 2023 AUI Scholarship 

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GBT Will Receive Simulated Message from Extraterrestrial Intelligence

A Sign in Space imagines how Earth might respond to a signal from aliens and invites the public to help decode an ET message.

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West Virginia, Green Bank Observatory, Revitalize Workforce Through Apprenticeships

More and more students are turning away from college and toward apprenticeships.

Machinist apprentice Priscilla Grimes operates a lathe in the Mechanical Division of the Green Bank Observatory. The Green Bank apprenticeship program was developed by the Robert C. Byrd Institute at Marshall University to assist the observatory in passing on the skills of experienced employees to a new generation of workers.

Today, the nation’s colleges and universities enroll about 15 million undergraduate students, while companies employ about 800,000 apprentices. But federal data shows that in the past decade college enrollment has declined by about 15 percent, while the number of apprentices has increased by more than 50 percent.

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PhysCon Undergrads See Bright Future From Green Bank Telescope

This October, students attending the triennial PhysCon conference embarked on an adventurous detour to the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope (GBT). 

Nearly 900 undergraduate astronomy and physics majors from across North America came together in Washington, D.C. for PhysCon, hosted by the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and its associated honor society, Sigma Pi Sigma. 

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Jansky Lecturer will visit Green Bank Observatory

Professor Françoise Combes has been awarded the 2022 Karl G. Jansky Lectureship. Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF.

This year’s lecture at Green Bank Observatory will be held in the Green Bank Science Center on February 15th at 4:00 P.M. The Science Center and Galaxy Gift Shop will open at 3:00 P.M. for early arrivals. A brief reception will follow in the Science Center Atrium.

The Jansky Lecture Series is free and open to the public. Registration is not required, but RSVPs are appreciated: https://forms.gle/zAMNAkHXE83KuFon8

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