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National Radio Astronomy Observatory

National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Green Bank Science Center, Rtes. 28/92
Green Bank, WEST VIRGINIA 24944

Contact phone: 304-456-2150
Fax: 304-456-2369
Web site:
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Latitude: 38.4192
Longitude: -79.8317

Come enjoy the Green Bank Science Center, featuring hands-on exhibits and displays that introduce you to the science of radio astronomy while you play! Discover what radio waves are, how the Green Bank Telescope works, and what radio astronomers have learned about the universe. Admission to the Science Center is free! The Green Bank Science Center is the starting point for your free guided tour of the NRAO site. Browse the Galaxy Gift Shop or grab a bite to eat at the Starlight Cafe before or after your tour. The free guided tour includes educational demonstrations, a film on radio astronomy and a bus tour through the research telescope area. The bus tour includes a final stop at the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, the largest fully steerable radio telescope in the world!

This facility is included in "A Guide to Accessible Recreation in West Virginia."
Please check the Guide or the site for information on accessibility. Please note - a self-reporting survey was used to compile the information in this Guide; every attempt was made to verify the accuracy of the information but West Virginia Division of Tourism is not responsible for errors or inaccuracies.


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