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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Student Scientist Wins National Scholarship

Longtime Observatory advocate Ellie White has won a prestigious scholarship to support her education at Marshall University. A physics major, she plans to earn her Ph.D. in astrophysics studying astrobiology, radio astronomy instrumentation, and SETI.

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