Chautauqua Course DAY-27
Radio Astronomy Update 2015: Pulsars and Gravitational Radiation, Dark Matter and Galaxy Evolution
KAREN O'NEIL and STAFF, National Radio Astronomy Observatory
June 1-3, 2015 in Green Bank, WV Apply: DAY
Note: This course, new in 2013, is cosponsored by and offered at
the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank,
This new course is designed to celebrate more than 50 years of contributions to the forefront of astronomy by the telescopes of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank. During this time researchers using these telescopes have made major advances in our understanding of topics as diverse as chemical processes in interstellar space, the early phases of star formation, the assembly of galaxies and galaxy clusters at high redshift, and the properties of black holes.
For this course presentations will emphasize recent research at Green Bank in two areas:
The presenters will be scientists active in research in these areas.
Radio astronomy is critical to answering some of today’s hot questions in astronomy. Participants, on location at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, will meet astronomers engaged in answering these questions, learning about the radio universe from the researchers in the field. Participants will also work in small groups to observe the radio universe first hand by using a 40 foot diameter radio telescope. In addition, since the course will be held at the telescope site, participants will go behind-the-scenes to tour the labs and telescopes, including the 100 meter world-class Green Bank Telescope. It is the world's largest fully steerable single dish radio telescope.
For college teachers of: all disciplines. Prerequisites: none.
Costs for 2015
Application fee: $100
Course fee: $195 [Due in March 2015]
Optional on-site lodging: $35 per person per night in a double
Dr. O'Neil is the Assistant Director of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in charge of its Green Bank operations. Her research is in extragalactic gas and dust, and low-surface-brightness galaxies. The staff includes other scientists, electronic engineers and programmers.