Green Bank, Biking, & Mon Forest Towns

students in front of the GBT

Did you know that Green Bank is a Mon Forest Town? Several small towns located within the Monongahela National Forest are great locations for accessing a variety of recreational activities, from hiking and biking trails, to camping.

Green Bank has been featured in the Mon Forest Towns website with a guide to biking on site. Read the full story here.

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Green Bank Telescope Data a part of Breakthrough Listen’s Most Comprehensive Search to Date

The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) is the worlds largest steerable telescope, standing 485-feet tall, weighing over 17 million pounds, with a 2.3 acre surface.

Reanalysis of Breakthrough Listen Data to Include Other Stellar Objects in the Field Yields Most Comprehensive SETI Search to Date

Independent team combines existing radio telescope data with new catalogs to search over 200 times more stars than before

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Green Bank Observatory educator to become international astronomy ambassador

Luci Fincuan, center, shown giving a tour of the Green Bank Telescope preCOVID-19.

Green Bank Observatory Science Center educator, Luci Finucan, is one of a few international ambassadors accepted into an elite STEM education program. The Astronomy in Chile Educator Ambassadors Program (ACEAP) brings educators of all types, from formal and informal teachers to amateur astronomers together to learn more about US astronomy facilities in Chile, and share that knowledge with others. Normally a field experience in Chile, under COVID-19 safety precautions for 2020, most training will be virtual.

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