Green Bank Telescope Art Contest

2020 is the 20th anniversary of the dedication of the Green Bank Telescope! The telescope was dedicated August 25th, 2000. We are celebrating with an art contest, vote for the winning art now!


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.


Jump into learning with Leap into Science

Leap into Science leadership members Cree Lahti and Sophie de Saint Georges are excited to share the program with educators in West Virginia who want to add fun to their curriculum.
Photo courtesy of Sophie de Saint Georges
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Green Bank Observatory Chosen for National Leap Into Science Project

Leap Into Science, engineered by the Franklin Institute

A diverse group of educators from the Green Bank Observatory, West Virginia University Extension Service, Pocahontas County Libraries and the Morgantown Public Library System have teamed up to become The West Virginia Leap into Science State Leadership Team. Out of more than 20 applications from around the nation, West Virginia was one of four state teams selected.

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2019 PING Applications are now live

If you are an 8th grader who is interested in science, math and/or engineering, we invite you to apply to come to PING Camp, this summer at the Green Bank Observatory. A challenging, fun week awaits you as you learn how to use radio telescopes to investigate the Universe!  More information about the program can be found here.