WATCH: Green Bank Observatory gets a new director

Published: Aug. 23, 2021 at 5:31 PM EDT
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Watch a live chat with Dr. James Jackson on the WDBJ7+ Digital News Desk Friday.

GREEN BANK, W.Va. (WDBJ) - The Green Bank Observatory is getting a new director.

Dr. James Jackson will replace Dr. Karen O’Neil, who will continue as a senior scientist at the radio observatory.

In his research, Jackson has used the Green Bank Telescope frequently as part of his work at universities and other observatories.

”I’ve used many telescopes, but I have been using Green Bank for a big project there,” Jackson said. “So I’m familiar with it. I’ve been to Green Bank several times. It’s a beautiful spot. I know the staff, they’re amazing.”

Jackson is expected to begin his work onsite in mid-October.

You can listen to the full interview with Dr. Jackson here:

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