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.


Radio Observatories Closing in New Mexico, West Virginia

In response to the governors of New Mexico, Virginia, and West Virginia closing the schools in those states, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and the Green Bank Observatory (GBO) are closing their facilities in all three states. The closures affect the staffs and the visitor centers at the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) in New Mexico, the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in Green Bank, WV, and NRAO Headquarters in Charlottesville, VA.


COVID-19 Safety Operations

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In response to the health concerns posed by the coronavirus COVID-19, the Green Bank Observatory will postpone several public programs and events and reduce the visitor programs on site. Programs and events affected have been removed from our Events calendar and notifications have been added to specific program and event web pages.