Pulsar Search Collaboratory

Pulsar Search Collaboratory

Dear Teachers,

Would you like the opportunity to involve your students in an authentic research project? Would you like to earn WVU credit and a summer stipend for your participation? Would you like to use the largest telescope in the United States to search for exotic stars called pulsars? Have no fear, the Pulsar Search Collaboratory is here! 

We are looking for new participants for our NSF funded program. The program involves a six-week online training session and participation in data analysis throughout the academic year through an online database. Students and teacher can communicate with students, teachers, and professional astronomers through an online forum. You will also have the chance to attend a week-long summer workshop at the Green Bank Observatory in Pocahontas County, West Virginia and a Capstone event at West Virginia University. We can support travel funding and offer stipends for student participation.

Please check out this video (link is external) to get an idea of what the project is all about. And apply online (link is external) if you are interested in learning more!

Maura McLaughlin