Green Bank Observatory, Green Bank

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Must see · Observatory · Science Museum
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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  • Interesting stop if you're a science geek. Was disappointed that our stop was on a day that they were closed for tours, but they do provide a map at a kiosk at the visitor center, which you can use...  more »
  • The Greenbank Observatory (GBT....great big thing) is one of the world's premier astronomical observatories. This radio telescope tunes in to the whispers of the universe, day and night. It's a place....  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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