Green Bank Observatory Again!
GBO: Behind-the-scenes Tour… sold out
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 sold out
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.