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Green Bank Observatory, Green Bank

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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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  • There is a large visitor center with lots of really good exhibits. A regularly scheduled bus tour takes visitors around the complex to view the main telescopes at a distance. Your smartphone must be.....  more
    There is a large visitor center with lots of really good exhibits. A regularly scheduled bus tour takes visitors around the complex to view the main telescopes at a distance. Your smartphone must be.....  more »
  • 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 »
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  • Loved seeing the telescopes, but the museum was closed unless you had a reservation. We were able to walk the grounds, take some pics. The gps didn't take us to the right place. It took us to a school and a dead end road. You have to go up another mile for the center. Also, we could see it from. Bald Knob on the Cass Scenic Railroad.
  • We did the bus tour with our parents and sons. Everyone enjoyed the tour and visiting the science center afterwards. Lots of information during the tour. Just a heads up, you can NOT have your cell phone on during the tour. If you want to take photos you have to have an old fashioned camera with actual film.

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