The National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank turns 50 years old this year. In fact, November 17th, 50 years ago, is when the contract was signed that got the whole thing started. Coinciding with this anniversary, though, the National Science Foundation, which operates the NRAO has released a new report evaluating the cost-efficiency of several of its sites, including Green Bank. Site Director Richard Prestage talked with us about what it means.

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This Saturday, the radio broadcasting community in the Allegheny Highlands gathers at Mill Gap, Va., for a day of recognition of the many volunteers who bring radio to you every day – from people who host shows and spin records to those who make sure the mail gets brought in and stations are stocked with the supplies they need to those who bring you the play by play on your favorite local ballgames.

You can meet them Saturday at the Mill Gap Ruritan Grounds.

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