Green Bank Observatory, Green Bank

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Observatory · Science Museum
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The Green Bank Science Center's windows look out at the world's largest fully steerable telescope (the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope), which can catch radio waves from objects billions of light years away--night or day, rain or shine.

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  • Ya know I would have been happy to go again. The first time was fantastic. However, this time Our group that is planning a trip there soon called because of their covid rules, well like everywhere... 
    Ya know I would have been happy to go again. The first time was fantastic. However, this time Our group that is planning a trip there soon called because of their covid rules, well like everywhere...  more »
  • I took my husband to Green Bank as part of his birthday trip. He and I really enjoyed the day. We did the bus tour and the SETI tour. It was very interesting and we got to get up close and personal... 
    I took my husband to Green Bank as part of his birthday trip. He and I really enjoyed the day. We did the bus tour and the SETI tour. It was very interesting and we got to get up close and personal...  more »
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  • Area was interesting, but says it's open to public but that's deceiving. You have to make an appointment to take a tour and even though mask mandates are not in place in any other part of the United States you still have to wear one here. You are not even allowed in the visitor center without an appointment.
  • If you're passing this place... STOP! It's amazing. The telescopes are fascinating and come with informational signs. No cell phones allowed-- it's a quiet zone!

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