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Morning Day 4 Team Bell

Today we met our new scientist, Joe Swiggum, a Phd student at WVU. He had to fill in for Rachel due to previous appointments. He explained in detail how to identify pulsars using the plots. He also showed us possible … Continue reading

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What is a pulsar? Team Bell

What is a pulsar? We filmed this video at the Green Bank Observatory Science Center to explain what a pulsar is.

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Morning of Day 3. Team Bell

This morning we met with Rachel Rosen, our scientist. She explained how to read the data collected from the Green Bank Telescope when searching for pulsars. There are two types of graphs; the FFT and single pulse.   FFT (Fast … Continue reading

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Morning of Day 2 at YSDE Team Bell

Today, we woke up to an early start so we could make it to the 40-foot telescope to catch Kepler’s Supernova.  Unlike last night’s graph of the Crab Nebula at 875 Jy, the Kepler graph was only at 15 Jy which … Continue reading

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First Day at YSDE 2014 Team Bell

  Today we arrived in Green Bank and settled into our new environment quickly but somewhat reluctantly. Not having cell phone service will take a day or two to get used to. The program was briefly introduced by Josh Stevens, … Continue reading

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