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Massive Invisible Galactic Structure is Discovered – By Accident

Incredibly sensitive spectral observations from the Green Bank Telescope discover previously unknown huge Galactic structure

1-4: Typical narrow-line emission from the OH molecule from spiral arms. 5: A new, broad, and faint structure from the OH molecule–in and between the spiral arms. Credit: NSF/GBO/P.Vosteen

When it comes to the Universe, there is more than meets the eye. Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope (GBT) have discovered a massive, previously unknown structure in our Galaxy. This discovery was so unexpected, additional observations were taken using the Green Bank Observatory’s 20-meter Telescope to confirm the data. 


Qorvo, NRAO, and Green Bank Observatory Develop New Tech for Identifying Threats from Near-Earth Objects

Qorvo® (Nasdaq: QRVO), a leading provider of innovative radio frequency (RF) solutions that connect the world, today announced its Spatium® solid-state power amplifier (SSPA) technology will play a key role in a new planetary radar experiment using the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Telescope (GBT). Planetary radar is instrumental in characterizing Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) by providing precision measurement of shape, rotation, position, and an estimate of composition.


2022A Virtual Proposal Planning Workshop

The Green Bank Telescope (GBT) Proposal Planning Workshop will provide the essential skills and knowledge needed to propose for telescope time on the worlds largest steerable telescope. This workshop is intended for new observers to learn how to proposal for this instrument as well as returning observers interested in learning the most up-to-date capabilities of the GBT. We will be host two identical virtual workshops on Thursday July 22nd (2-5 pm EDT) and Tuesday July 27th (9-12 pm EDT) via zoom.