PSC Camp: Announcement

2020 PSC Camp is canceled

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.


Upcoming Events

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!

PSC Dates for 2020

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.


PSC Workshop at AAPT 2020!

We are very happy to announce that the PSC team is organizing a “Pulsar Search Collaboratory for High School Teachers” workshop at the next Winter meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) in Orlando, Florida (January 18-21, 2020).

It is marked as workshop W18 on the AAPT web page:

Please spread the news and also sign up for the workshop if you are interested!
The workshop will take place on a Saturday.

We would be very happy to see many of you at the workshop in January!

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Q/A Session scheduled re: going to the AAS meeting in Hawaii

Please join a Q/A Session Weds., September 18, at 7 PM Eastern if you are considering applying to go to the January AAS meeting. I’ll answer your questions, and if I can’t, well, I’ll write them down and get back to you!  We’ll discuss poster topics, how to write an abstract and how this will all work. Teachers, students and undergraduate mentors are all welcome at this meeting.

We will be meeting via Zoom. Check your emails for connection information.

Pulsar Search Collaboratory Teachers to Present at Upcoming AAPT Meeting

Jeff Chaffins (Spring Valley High School) and Tamara Westfall (Huntington High School) will present at the  meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers Appalachian Section meeting November 7-9, 2019 at Marshall University. Jeff will present a workshop on the PSC and Tamara will speak about GameED.  Way to Go!

For more information on this fun meeting, visit: