Director’s Discretionary Time proposals for the GBT

Green Bank Telescope and goldenrod

The Green Bank Observatory entered into an Infectious Disease Operating Status (IDOS) on March 16, 2020. In spite of this, the Green Bank Telescope (GBT) is continuing to observe. The current IDOS, along with poor weather this spring, has resulted in more time than expected to become available on the GBT.

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COVID-19, and Lightning, Won’t Stop Green Bank Telescope Operations

COVID-19 has changed the way life and works looks for the nation. The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Green Bank Telescope (GBT) is no different. When a lightning strike from spring storms damaged equipment on the world’s largest fully-steerable radio telescope, staff developed a plan that would allow them to complete repairs safely in a very confined space.

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