Drake Lecture: Alyssa Goodman

Saturday April 23rd, 7pm

Dr. Alyssa Goodman is a Professor of Astronomy at Harvard University and a Research Associate at Smithsonian Institution. She will share her amazing experience as an astronomer and about data visualization as the next frontier in astronomy and astrophysics. 

The Drake Lecture honors the legacy of Frank Drake, who created his famous equation and launched the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence as a scientist in the early days of the Green Bank Observatory.

This free public lecture will be held in the Green Bank Science Center auditorium at 7:00 pm on Saturday, April 23. Free tickets must be registered for in advance; walk-ins cannot be admitted.

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The new CHIME outrigger at Green Bank is currently Foundations for the CHIME outrigger telescope under construction at the Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia. Photo credit: National Science Foundation/Green Bank Observatory.

In the quest to identify the origins of one of astronomy’s biggest mysteries – fast radio bursts (FRBs) – Canada’s world-renowned telescope, the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME), is getting backup.

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GBT & FAST reveal new origins of bright radio flashes in the Universe

Image credit NAOC, ScienceApe, CAS

Scientists using the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope (GBT) and China’s Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST) have teamed up to shed light on the origin of the thousands of mysterious fast radio bursts that hit the Earth each day from locations far beyond the Milky Way.

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