The 100-m Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia.

NANOGrav Student Teams of Astrophysics ResearcherS (NANOStars) at F&M

Bringing the search for graviational waves to the F&M campus.

The NANOStars research and education program is part of the NANOGrav Physics Frontiers Center, an effort to detect gravitational waves using pulsar timing. NANOStars allows F&M students to use the premier radio observatories around the world for pulsar projects. NANOStars students search the data collected using a pulsar candidate viewer to identify new radio pulsars. These pulsars are then confirmed and further studied.

New Pulsars Discovered by F&M NANOStars Students

NANOStars Useful Links

NANOStars Documentation

NANOStars Students

The NANOStars students at F&M are:

If you are an F&M student interested in joining the NANOStars program, please contact Froney Crawford ( to discuss.

NANOStars Telescopes

The NANOStars program uses data from the following radio telescopes:

NANOStars Meetings and Events

The NANOStars teams from the different NANOGrav institutions meet weekly to discuss science, present progress on research activity, and plan upcoming data analysis tasks.

Other events for NANOStars students to attend:

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