From Student to Staff: Green Bank Observatory’s Newest Software Engineer

Matthew Harrison, second from front, photographed at the dish of the Green Bank Telescope during undergraduate research in 2017.

When Matthew Harrison first set foot on the campus of the Green Bank Observatory in 2017 for an undergraduate summer workshop, he had no idea he’d be returning in 2020 as the Observatory’s newest Software Engineer.

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COVID-19, and Lightning, Won’t Stop Green Bank Telescope Operations

COVID-19 has changed the way life and works looks for the nation. The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Green Bank Telescope (GBT) is no different. When a lightning strike from spring storms damaged equipment on the world’s largest fully-steerable radio telescope, staff developed a plan that would allow them to complete repairs safely in a very confined space.

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