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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  • August 13, 2017
    Our tour guide was very informative, pleasant, and held our attention with entertaining stories. The tour itself was OK, drove around as we got info on the various telescopes. I had hoped to get a loo...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    We visited a few days ago. It was raining so it was a good day. We had a lovely tour. Our guide gave us a short movie about the center and then showed us some interesting things that effect the telesc...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    This place was wonderful. It clearly needs more funding as the exhibit hall was a bit run down, but my three year old certainly did not notice. The star lab tour offered on Sundays was great.  more »

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