Green Bank Observatory Returns!
GBO: Behind-the-scenes Tour…
Saturday , August 31, 2019 – Meet on outdoor deck at 10:30 to form carpools for noon start at GBO/Green Bank.
The tour will be a “behind-the-scenes” tour, so participants will get to visit labs and the telescope control room —locations that are normally off-limits to the public!
Hands-on Radio Astronomy…
Saturday , August 31, 2019 overnight
Green Bank Observatory (while we were away, they changed the facility name from National Radio Astronomy Observatory)
We have arranged for access to GBO’s 40-foot educational dish on this evening. Participants will stay overnight at GBO and return the next morning. No prior radio-astronomy experience is required; GBO will provide instruction and support. Space is very limited!
If you’re going on the Behind-the-Scenes Tour, you’ll simply stay at GBO following the conclusion of the tour. Otherwise, you should plan to be on-site at GBO by 4:15 p.m.
If you will be observing using GBO’s 40-foot educational dish, you may wish to look over the observing manual before you arrive at AHSP. Here is a pdf copy of The 40-Foot Observer’s Manual.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Cameras are welcome at GBO. In order to prevent radio-frequency interference to observations in progress, the observatory prohibits the use of digital cameras (and electronics-laden film cameras) in some locations close to the telescopes. Bring a simple film camera if you’d like to get some pictures up close to the instruments.