Students and a teacher from George C. Marshall High School completed scientific training at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank, West Virginia. In the coming school year they will join astronomers in searching for (and sometimes discovering) new pulsars.
The students are now prepared to join an international collaboration of scientists, standing at the forefront of science as they use data collected by the largest moving structure on land: the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope. The GBT recorded 1500 hours of data that could reveal pulsars, and 300 of those hours are reserved for students like the ones from Marshall, whose team includes physics teacher Janet Kahn, juniors Tiara Diaz and Katya Gilbo, and freshman Robbie Culbertson (pictured above). (Photo: Courtesy Sarah Scoles)