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The Observer – Volume I, Issue 4

Download the print (PDF) version of this newsletter. This month marks both the 60th anniversary of the dedication of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory here in Green Bank, and the one-year anniversary of the creation of the Green Bank Observatory. On October 17, 1957, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory came into existence. Over the past…

Green Bank Turkey Trot

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2017-11-25 – 2017-11-25 Green Bank Observatory Science Center Map and Directions | Register Description: Join us for our annual fun 5K run and 10K trail run on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It’s  fun, raises money for a good cause, and  lets you enjoy that Thanksgiving feast guilt free! All proceeds benefit the Pocahontas County High…

60 years of Radio Astronomy in Green Bank

While the Green Bank Observatory celebrates its one-year anniversary in October, the location itself (Green Bank) is celebrating a much longer relationship with radio astronomy. Green Bank, West Virginia, was the first home of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and we are celebrating 60 years of research and discovery this year! Below is a…

Pulsar Jackpot Reveals Globular Cluster’s Inner Structure

Terzan 5 glboular cluster

The Milky Way is chock-full of star clusters. Some contain just a few tens-to-hundreds of young stars. Others, known as globular clusters, are among the oldest objects in the Universe and contain up to a million ancient stars. Some globular clusters are thought to be fragments of our galaxy, chiseled off when the Milky Way…

Image Release: New Radar Map Reveals the Moon’s Hidden Geology

lo-resoultion - lunar southeastern highlands

As the public prepares for the upcoming eclipse, astronomers have released a striking new radar view of the Moon. Researchers from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum are using radio telescopes at the Arecibo Observatory and Green Bank Observatory to map the Moon with radar. The radar signals, transmitted from the Arecibo telescope and…