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Outreach

A critical goal of our Center is to bring our work to the general public and to K-12 students.


Resources

Pulsar Search Collaboratory: The Pulsar Search Collaboratory is an out-of-school-time citizen science project for students aged 13 and up. The PSC is a partnership program between West Virginia University and the Green Bank Observatory.

WV Space Public Outreach Team: The West Virginia Science Public Outreach Team (WV SPOT) inspires an appreciation of STEM and STEM careers in K-12 students through the delivery of interactive presentations by undergraduate students, which highlight innovative science and engineering research in the Mountain State. 

little green men: little green men is a documentary film about high school students searching for pulsars (a certain type of collapsed star) using radio astronomy data from West Virginia's Green Bank Telescope through the Pulsar Search Collaboratory (PSC).

WVU Planetarium and ObservatoryFor more than 30 years, the planetarium at West Virginia University has given Morgantown and the surrounding communities a glimpse  into worlds beyond our own. Sitting atop White Hall, the planetarium has served thousands of people each year, including hundreds of WVU students. 
All shows are now virtual and open to the public.  For a current listing of shows and showtimes, visit the Planetarium's website.

BlackHoles@Home: GWAC member and WVU researcher, Dr. Zachariah Etienne, is leading a global volunteer effort titled BlackHoles@Home. Utilizing their own home computers, citizen scientists can assist the scientific community in unlocking the secrets contained in gravitational waves observed when black holes collide into one another. The data collected from the collision of binary black holes will help researchers better interpret the data. The project recruits volunteers to help advance the understanding of black holes by running collision simulations from their own home computers.


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