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Practical Information For Astronomers

by Karen ONeil last modified Feb 18, 2014 by David Frayer

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Single Dish Radio Astronomy Basics

Data Reduction and Archive Financial Support Scientific Visitor Info Observer Alerts!


Proposing on the GBT





    • The NRAO help desk is available online


    • GBT Schedule shows the current GBT schedule, with links to historical schedules.
    • Dynamic Scheduling System description.
    • Weather Forecast, as supplied by the national weather service.
    • DSS Weather Forecast presents the suitability of expected near-term weather conditions for high-frequency observing.
    • On Duty Support Schedule shows the local staff scientists who are on call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to support the current observations, including observing start up and trouble shooting. The on-duty scientist is usually different from the proposal's assigned Friend/Contact.

Data Reduction and Archive:


Financial Support:

    • Student Support Program for research by graduates and undergraduates at U.S. universities and colleges.
    • Travel Support may be requested for one U.S. investigator to travel to the NRAO to observe, and for one U.S. investigator to travel to the NRAO to reduce data from NRAO telescopes.
    • Preprint and Page charges for authors at U.S. scientific or educational institutions who use NRAO instruments.


Scientific Visitor Information:


Observer Alerts!