“This is an exciting time.” Green Bank Observatory’s New Safety Officer Shows No Fear in the Face of a Global Pandemic

Starting a new job is hard – and starting a new job managing employee safety under the COVID-19 pandemic is even harder.

Emma Yokum, the new Observatory Safety Officer, began work in March at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.


“Astronomy is a gateway science.” Green Bank Observatory’s Newest Scientist Brings the Stars to You

Will Armentrout, wearing the white hard hat, with family on the Green Bank Telescope.

In today’s challenging times, we should all celebrate the positive. The Green Bank Observatory welcomes a new member to its scientific team, Dr. Will Armentrout.