Green Bank Observatory, Green Bank

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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  • This is a super cool place to take a tour of! Many cool telescope to see and hear about. Walking around the site may be the best part.  more »
  • This is a unique must-see experience and is worth the drive if you are in Randolph or Pocahontas County. You can take a tour to see some of the largest radio telescopes in the world. The center also.....  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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