Green Bank Observatory Chautauqua Programs

"Radio Astronomy Update" features hands-on projects using the 40 Foot Telescope (above) and the 20 Meter Telescope (below).

Dr. Ron Maddalena will lead the "Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence" course. He has been the Green Bank Project Scientist for the current SETI project on the GBT, Breakthrough Listen.


Each Course begins on the Green Bank Observatory site with a reception in the historic Drake Lounge on the eve before our first full day. Then we go for it for two and a half big days with a full schedule of talks on cutting edge research from staff scientists, tours and projects for you to pursue. The final day is a 1/2 day where you take the stage with your team to share the research you have done with our telescopes!


While schedules will change as we get closer to the date, below is a typical schedule for the course "Radio Astronomy Update". This will give you a sense for how the days will flow.