An international team of astronomers has extended the reach of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Breakthrough Listen project, thanks to data from the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope (GBT.)
Frank Drake, one of the first scientists to come to Green Bank and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, died at his home in Aptos, California on September 2.(more…)
The Green Bank Telescope weighs in at 17 million pounds, making it one of the largest movable manmade structures on Earth. Photo credit Jay Young.
The National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope (GBT) is one of the world’s largest moving structures. Sixteen wheels carry 17 million pounds on a steel track atop a concrete foundation, allowing it to rotate to pinpoint planets, stars, asteroids, and other astronomical phenomena across the Universe. A new award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will ensure it continues operating smoothly.(more…)
The special hunts have been scheduled for Oct. 28-29 and Nov. 3-4, coordinated by the Observatory and WVDNR.(more…)
Governor’s STEM Institute brings nearly sixty rising 9th graders to Green Bank Observatory
This July 2022, nearly 60 students gathered in Green Bank, West Virginia, for the Governor’s STEM Institute (GSI.) These rising 9th graders competitively applied for this opportunity to experience science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through exciting hands-on experiences.(more…)