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GBT Remote Observer Training Workshop


January, 2019 - GBT Remote Observer Training Workshop

January 22-24 (Tuesday - Thursday the week following the AAS meeting), Green Bank Observatory

Open to GBT Observers and Scientific Community only

The Green Bank Telescope (GBT) Remote Observer Training Workshop will provide the essential skills and knowledge needed to use the GBT and maximize its scientific output. It is intended for experienced astronomers who need to learn the specifics of observing with the GBT.  After completing the workshop, an attendee will be certified to use the GBT as a remote observer. The workshop will focus on hands-on training in the observing techniques most relevant to participants (e.g. high frequency map, continuum, pulsar, etc.).

These workshops will be held three times a year and will complement traditional on-site training.

The cost of lodging and meals will be covered by the observatory, and there is no additional registration fee.  Participants must cover the cost of transportation to and from the observatory.


The workshop will begin on the morning of Tuesday, January 22 and end on the afternoon of Thursday, January 24, 2019.

A detailed Schedule will be available soon.


Useful Information

Below are some useful resources for new and experienced GBT observers.  These resources will be covered in detail during the workshop, but attendees are welcome to briefly review the information below to familiarize themselves with some of the terminology prior to arrival.

Practical Information for GBT Observers
GBT Observer’s Guide
GBT Proposal Guide
Dynamic Scheduling System
Remote Observing Instructions
Sensitivity Calculator
Mapping Planner
GBTIDL (Spectral line data reduction software)
GBT pipeline
PRESTO (pulsar data reduction software)
MUSTANG Data Reduction Guide


Questions should be directed to Ryan Lynch (rlynch@nrao.edu)

Registration Information

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.