October Observer Training Workshop

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October Observer Training Workshop

October 8 – 10, 2024 – Virtual GBT Observer Training Workshop

The GBT Training Workshop will include three days of intensive instruction on how to observe with the Green Bank Telescope. Applications will be open from June 7 – September 6, 2024, and applicants will be informed of their acceptance by September 20.

Remember, this is a Virtual Event. No attendees will visit Green Bank in person for the workshop.

This remote workshop is open to GBT Observers and the professional scientific community. We are unfortunately unable to accommodate amateur astronomers in this training.

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.).

By filling out this registration form, you are applying to participate in the October 2024 Remote GBT Training Workshop. In order to give every participant adequate experience controlling the GBT as part of their training, we have a limited number of spaces available. If we have more applicants than spaces available, we will prioritize attendance by (1) applicants with GBT projects in the 24B semester beginning in August 2024, (2) applicants with GBT proposals under review, (3) applicants looking to gain understanding of the GBT before submitting a proposal in a future call, (4) all other applicants.

These workshops are typically held in person twice times a year, though the October workshop will be held entirely virtually. We are planning to have our next in-person GBT training workshop in Spring 2025.


The workshop will begin on the morning of Tuesday, October 8 and end on the afternoon of Thursday, October10. An example schedule from a previous workshop can be seen at this link.

This workshop is meant to provide attendees with the tools to observe with the Green Bank Telescope. We will not include an in depth background on single dish radio astronomy. The next Single Dish Observing School beyond this workshop will be held in Green Bank in Fall 2024.

Use the Register button on the right to express your interest in this event.

Odds and Ends

Questions may be directed to David Frayer (ude.o1721231188arn@r1721231188eyarf1721231188d1721231188)

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Oct 08 – 10 2024


8:00 am – 6:00 pm

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