From West Virginia to Hawaii: Green Bank Observatory Shares Innovation with 3,000 Astronomers

The Green Bank Telescope photographed in a light dusting of West Virginia snow, a much different climate than those attending the AAS meeting in Hawaii will enjoy.

The Super Bowl of Astronomy is touching down in Honolulu January 4-8, 2020, as the American Astronomical Society (AAS) holds its largest meeting of the year. More than 3,000 astronomers, students, educators, and journalists will gather at the Hawai‘i Convention Center in Honolulu for the 235th AAS meeting. This event shares the latest discoveries, new research, and cutting-edge technology that is being used in the field.

A diverse corps of staff from the Green Bank Observatory’s science, and education and public outreach divisions will attend the meeting, leading and participating in a variety of sessions. Scientists from around the world who use the Green Bank Telescope (GBT) for research will also be presenting.

The Green Bank Observatory will be featured is mentioned in over ninety sessions or presentations at the meeting. Home of the world’s largest steerable radio telescope, which earlier this year discovered the most massive neutron star to date, the Green Bank Telescope (GBT) continues to be a fundamental instrument for scientists around the world.

Over two dozen students will be attending this national scientific meeting with Observatory staff. These include undergraduate and graduate students from across the country who participated in research programs and camps over the summer, working with Observatory scientists, engineers, and educators. High school students, from across the country and the Mountain State, involved with the Pulsar Search Collaboratory (PSC) will also be attending, and are excited to present their work at a national scientific meeting of this caliber. 

All those attending on behalf of the Green Bank Observatory are excited to share their latest discoveries, innovations, and best practices, and to champion West Virginia before an international audience of scientists, educators, students, and journalists.

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Green Bank Observatory, Jill Malusky 304-456-2236