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Optimizing Science from Green Bank Telescope Surveys

Orion composite view
A ribbon of ammonia — a tracer of star-forming gas — in the Orion Nebula as seen with the GBT (orange). Background in blue is a WISE telescope infrared image showing the dust in the region. GBO/AUI/NSF

Since its commissioning, the Green Bank Telescope (GBT) has been used for a number of surveys that have produced unique data of lasting value. Recent GBT surveys are measuring star-forming molecular clouds in the Gould Belt, searching for new chemical species in Taurus, determining the HI properties of galaxies in the local Universe, determining the distribution of dense gas in galaxies and hot gas in galaxy clusters, searching for H2O megamasers in nuclear disks, and searching for new pulsars toward the north celestial pole.

For more information about this workshop, please contact Felix J. Lockman at the Green Bank Observatory.

Scientific Organizing Committee:

  • Jim Braatz, NRAO
  • James DiFrancesco, NRC, Victoria
  • Rachel Friesen, NRAO
  • Jim Jackson, University of Newcastle, Australia
  • Amanda Kepley, NRAO
  • Jay Lockman, Green Bank Observatory
  • Dunc Lorimer, West Virginia University
  • Ryan Lynch, Green Bank Observatory
  • Karen Masters, Haverford College
  • Brett McGuire, NRAO
  • Kevin Stovall, NRAO


The following presentations are scheduled:

  • J. Braatz (NRAO) The Megamaser Cosmology Project
  • Burkhardt (Harvard Smithsonian CfA) Searching for lost rings in GOTHAM – GBT Observations of TMC-1: Hunting Aromatic Molecules
  • D. Frayer (GBO) GBT Surveys at 3mm
  • R. Friesen (NRAO) The Green Bank Ammonia Survey
  • M. Gallagher (Ohio St. Univ.) Extragalactic Dense Gas: Comparisons to Cloud-Scale ALMA CO
  • T. Hogge (Boston Univ.) The Radio Ammonia Mid-Plane Survey (RAMPS)
  • A. Karunakaran (Queens Univ.) Constraints on Ultra-Diffuse Galaxy formation models from HI
  • A. Kepley (NRAO) DEGAS – The Survey of Dense Gas in Galaxies
  • K. Lee (Harvard Smithsonian CfA) Automating Analysis of Broadband Spectral Line Surveys: A Laboratory Perspective
  • F. Lockman (GBO) A Survey of Science with the GBT
  • D. Lorimer (WVU) Searches for Pulsars and FRBs with the GBT
  • M. Luisi (WVU) The GBT Diffuse Ionized Gas Survey (GDIGS)
  • K. Masters (Haverford Coll.) HI-MANGA: Follow-up for the MANGA Survey
  • E. Rosolowsky (Univ. Alberta) Spectroscopic Survey Pipeline for the GBT
  • K. Stovall (NRAO) The Green Bank North Celestial Cap Pulsar Survey


Attendees and Affiliation

Last Name First Name Affiliation
Armentrout William GBO
Bonsall Amber GBO
Braatz James NRAO
Burkhardt Andrew Harvard Smithsonian CfA
Butner Harold James Madison University
Butterfield Natalie GBO
Church Sarah Stanford
Constantin Anca James Madison University
Frayer David GBO
Friesen Rachel NRAO
Gallagher Molly Ohio State University
Ghosh Tapasi GBO
Gupta Harshal NSF
Hogge Taylor Boston Univ.
Jackson James SOFIA Science Center
Karunakaran Ananthan Queens University Kingston
Kepley Amanda NRAO
Langston Glen NSF
Lee Kin Long Kelvin Harvard Smithsonian CfA
Lockman Jay GBO
Lorimer Duncan West Virginia University
Luisi Matteo West Virginia University
Lynch Ryan GBO
Maddalena Ron GBO
Masters Karen Haverford College
McCarthy Michael Harvard Smithsonian CfA
McGuire Brett NRAO
Minter Toney NRAO
Newnham Lucy Haverford College
O’Neil Karen GBO
Parsons Harriet JCMT
Remijan Tony NRAO
Rosolowsky Erik University of Alberta
Salter Chris GBO
Stovall Kevin NRAO