Hey Astro fans! The Next PSC workshop starts February 11th at 7 PM for an all hand orientation. Teachers and students are welcome! We give a brief overview of the training structure and show you around the websites we’ll be using.
For the following 6 weeks we’ll step through the learning materials, give you access to a working radio telescope, and hang out with astronomers doing cutting edge research. By the end you should be ready to get your hands on some GBT data and search for new pulsars.
Your first step is to register. There is no cost. By registering you get a log in and password which is necessary for the training and data access. You also are added to our email list which is where we’ll send the zoom connection info. Check this page out to learn more: http://pulsarsearchcollaboratory.com/online-workshop/
Hey all you 2020 PSC trainees: we have the webchats for October 8, and October 15 posted now. You can find them by clicking on PSC training and then Week One and Week Two.
OMG- the word “week” looks suddenly strange to me. Does that ever happen to you? Anyway, enjoy!
We’re still hashing out the exact day and time of day, but the teacher survey results indicate a preference for early October as our start time for the fall PSC training workshop. Watch this space for more information. And start recruiting new members!
Watch also for some new techniques this fall! We’re gonna go interactive with zoom breakout rooms so that mentors and experienced PSC members can help our newbies.
Katherine Fong, long time student leader within the PSC goes off to college this fall. Take a read of her article– this is a great message to use in recruiting new students to join!
due to the current situation with the pandemic we will unfortunately not be able to have an in person Capstone event this year at 2020 🙁
Instead, we are planning to have an online Capstone event this year. More information about this will be send around soon.
We miss you all! And hope that you are staying healthy and safe!
The Green Bank Observatory has decided not to host any large groups this summer due to concerns for the health and safety of visitors and staff during the Covid-19 Pandemic. This means that we cannot host our summer camp. I’m really sorry! We will miss our annual get together.
The PSC staff are talking about offering some virtual interactive research sessions this summer. We know it’s not the same, but we hope to see you there, and in person sometime in the near-ish future.
PSC Data Analysis Marathon- April 6: 4:00-6:00 PM Eastern!!
Join us to hang out and analyze pulsar plots together. There will be door prizes!! Check the Forum for connection information. If you need help with your certification tests we can help with that too to get you activated.
PSC Capstone will be postponed to August 6-9
Due to, well, you know!, we have postponed the WVU capstone to the latest possible dates in August. We have activated the application form, so go ahead and apply! New deadline is May 15- Visit the Events Page for a link
PSC Camp Application for students, teachers and mentors is open.
We hope that we will be able to hold PSC Camp this summer. Visit the Events Page for a link to the application, and go ahead and apply!
They were interviewed about how they are able to measure the mass of a pulsar , and how they discovered the most massive pulsar known yet! Check it out:
Hi PSC trainees! If you missed our get together with Maura last night, you can check out her presentation on the Week One webpage under PSC Training!
Happy New Year!
We hope that this year has started great for all of you!
In 2020 we will have again lots of PSC interesting activities. Here is a summary of all important dates + deadlines (please keep them in mind!):
- February 6, 2020. Spring Certification Workshop. Same as fall workshop. New PSC students take this workshop and will have plenty of time to qualify for capstone!
- April 6, 2020. Deadline to complete plots analysis and apply for capstone
- May 28-31, 2020. WVU Capstone Seminar
- May 15, 2020. Deadline to complete plots analysis and apply for camp!
- July 14-23, 2020. PSC Camp in Green Bank.