Outreach

Radio Astronomy Science And Engineering  at your school!

SPOT Ambassadors trying a hands-on activity to size up the Moon

SPOT Ambassadors trying a hands-on activity to size up the Moon

The Green Bank Observatory partners with NASA  and the West Virginia Space Grant Consortium to bring space-science to your West Virginia classrooms! Trained college ambassadors visit K-12 classrooms with interactive presentations and hands-on activities through the West Virginia Science Public Outreach Team (SPOT).

WVSPOT increases K-12 student and teacher awareness of and interest in astronomy and space-related STEM research, programs, and careers in West Virginia, and students gain valuable exposure to college role models.

We train our college ambassadors at the Green Bank Observatory in the immersive environment of the Quiet Zone. They learn in-depth astronomy and space science content knowledge, and they gain important “21st century skills,” such as science communication, public speaking, autonomy, and ability to adapt.

Visit the SPOT website to learn more! WV Educators can request for a SPOT Ambassador to visit their school, and college students can sign up to become Ambassadors.

Not a WV resident and want to become involved? Read our publication about how to start SPOT in your own region!