Staff volunteer in county wide road clean-up

The Pocahontas County Convention & Visitors Bureau Make It Shine road clean-up campaign is underway with a goal of 125+ miles to be covered.  Motorists in the area should be cautious of people picking up trash next to the roadways and please slow down. This county wide effort will take place over the next two weeks of late April in to May.

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Observatory staff lead new sustainability intiatives

The Green Bank Observatory employees established a sustainability committee in late 2020 to develop new initiatives for local residents to improve their environment and their lives.

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RCBI’s Apprenticeship Works assists Observatory in developing talent pipeline

RCBI apprentice, and now Green Bank Observatory employee, Priscilla Grimes, is shown welding in the machine shop. Image credit: Full Kilt Pursuits

The National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Observatory has teamed with the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University to develop the skilled workforce it needs to maintain operations of its numerous radio telescopes and other instruments, observing the universe to unlock the mysteries of outer space.

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Observatory Director and Robotics Team Coach Helps Students Apply for Patent

The Green Bank Elementary-Middle School Radioactive Robotics team created a handicap accessible door-opening mechanism to be used for opening long-handled doors like those at the Green Bank Observatory. Read the full story in the Pocahontas Times.

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Green Bank Observatory educator to become international astronomy ambassador

Luci Fincuan, center, shown giving a tour of the Green Bank Telescope preCOVID-19.

Green Bank Observatory Science Center educator, Luci Finucan, is one of a few international ambassadors accepted into an elite STEM education program. The Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program (ACEAP) brings educators of all types, from formal and informal teachers to amateur astronomers together to learn more about US astronomy facilities in Chile, and share that knowledge with others. Normally a field experience in Chile, under COVID-19 safety precautions for 2020, most training will be virtual.

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