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Jansky Lecturer will visit Green Bank Observatory

Professor Françoise Combes has been awarded the 2022 Karl G. Jansky Lectureship. Credit: NRAO/AUI/NSF.

Associated Universities, Inc. (AUI) and the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) have awarded the 2022 Karl G. Jansky Lectureship to Professor Françoise Combes, Chair of Galaxies and Cosmology at the College of France and Astronomer at the Paris Observatory. The Jansky Lectureship is an honor established by the trustees of AUI to recognize outstanding contributions to the advancement of radio astronomy.


West Virginia Students Use One of World’s Largest Telescopes

Governor’s STEM Institute brings nearly sixty rising 9th graders to Green Bank Observatory

This July 2022, nearly 60 students gathered in Green Bank, West Virginia, for the Governor’s STEM Institute (GSI.) These rising 9th graders competitively applied for this opportunity to experience science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through exciting hands-on experiences. 


Radio “heartbeat” teases Fast Radio Burst origins

A recent article in Sky and Telescope shared the latest observations of Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs) from the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) radio telescope, located in British Columbia.

CHIME is constructing a smaller version its main telescope at the Green Bank Observatory (GBO). This new outrigger will work in tandem with other CHIME instruments to better locate the position of FRBs by triangulating their signals, similar to the way cell phone GPS works.

The new CHIME instrument under construction at the Green Bank Observatory. Credit NSF/GBO/Jill Malusky.

GBO 65th Anniversary Colloquium Series

Please join us for a special colloquium series to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Green Bank Observatory. These celebratory talks will take place on Thursday afternoons throughout the months of September and October (see the full listing of dates below). Each talk will be a standard hour-long seminar with time for questions afterwards from 2:00 – 3:00 pm ET. All talks will be streamed live via a Zoom webinar (see details below).

Additionally, all talks will be recorded and made available shortly after the presentation on the GBO YouTube channel.


08 Sept 2022Dr. Karen MastersGalaxies at 21cm from the Green Bank ObservatoryRemote
15 Sept 2022Dr. Maura McLaughlinGiant Pulses to Nanohertz Gravitational Waves: the Past, Present, and Future of Pulsar Research at the Green Bank ObservatoryRemote
22 Sept 2022Dr. Brett McGuireMolecular Discovery at Green Bank: Past, Present, and FutureIn-person
29 Sept 2022Dr. Jean-Luc MargotPlanetary Radar Astronomy and Green Bank’s ImpactRemote
06 Oct 2022Dr. Phil JewellMillimeter-wave Astronomy – The Green Bank ConnectionIn-person
13 Oct 2022Dr. Tom BaniaGreen Bank and the Saga of Radio Recombination LinesRemote
20 Oct 2022Dr. Steve CroftSix Decades of Technosignature Science at Green BankIn-person


Please register through Zoom to sign up for the whole series. An email will be sent to you prior to each event as a reminder.