GBO/AO Single Dish and Observer Training Workshops


We are pleased to announce that this year the Arecibo and Green Bank Observatories are organizing the 2019 GBO/AO single dish and observer training workshop which will be held August 19-29th at the Green Bank Observatory, WV. The goal of the workshop is to provide participants with an in-depth knowledge on the fundamentals of single-dish radio astronomy, interferometry, instrumentation and associated techniques.

The workshop includes a series of lectures followed by Arecibo and GBO observer training sessions. The hands-on sessions will include observation preparation and data reduction covering pulsar, spectral lines, and radar observations. This year we are introducing a hands-on experience with bistatic radar observations using the world's most powerful transmitter at Arecibo, with the GBT recording the returned signal.

This will be a great opportunity for graduate students and first time users to learn how to operate two of the world's largest radio telescopes. Please pass on the information to anyone interested.

The registration page for the workshop can be found at

AO Media Contact
Ricardo Correa
Arecibo Observatory
Universidad Metropolitana (UMET)
787-878-2612 ext. 615

Contact Person
Dr. Nipuni Palliyaguru
Arecibo Observatory
University of Central Florida
Astronomy Scientific Team
787-878-2612 ext. 254

Keywords: UCF, AO, Arecibo, Radio, Telescope, Green, Bank, Observatory