Green Bank Observatory, Green Bank

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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  • My husband and I had been here before so we took our teenage grandsons. Weather was much better this time. But it was a Saturday and they were very busy. We did a brief overview by our guide but there...  more »
  • We had a large group. Some of us went on the tour and some just did the free exhibits and walked to the observation deck. This is a review of the free exhibit and observation deck. Kids were fine with...  more »
  • This is a gem! We were staying at snowshoe ski resort for the summer. Needed something to do with our 2 year old. Free for active duty and veterans. Not dependents though. Still worth the visit!
  • I love science and studying galaxies.. this place was just that. Sparked my daughters interested just enough, the tour wants too long and Kept you engaged. Every thing was reasonably priced and super kid friendly

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