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Very interesting and good lunch

We decided to get some lunch first and had the best club sub ever. The bread was very good and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen S
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Pennsylvania
Observatory

If you're a science geek like me, you'll love a visit here! Take the tour, it's hard to imagine... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bill S
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Ohio
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Tour the fascinating world of radio astronomy and see the pioneering instruments of the 1950's to the world's premier single-dish telescope, the GBT! Entrance to the science center is FREE, includes admission to the exhibit hall. We also feature the...more
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155 Observatory Road, Green Bank, WV 24944
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to get some lunch first and had the best club sub ever. The bread was very good and cooked perfectly and there was plenty of meat and toppings for a very reasonable price. For $6 we made it just in time for the...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're a science geek like me, you'll love a visit here! Take the tour, it's hard to imagine just how big the largest telescope is without seeing it up close!

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here while passing through the area. While I will admit a great deal of the information was over my head, what I did understand was very interesting. We did the hour long tour which was well worth doing. It was amazing to the...More

Thank Sunsetbum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Observatory is well off the beaten path, but I highly recommend you take the trip to it. The experience is phenomenal, the staff is wonderful, the tour is exceptional.

Thank Melanie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Please check seasonal hours. We drove here on a Tuesday in September and it was closed - no Science Centre, no telescope tours, no Observatory Visitor Centre, no cafe. There are information boards and things to photograph, and you can get fairly close to the...More

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour of Green Bank Radio Astronomy Observatory was very interesting and informative. The hour long program includes a video and guided bus tour of the telescopes. The personnel are very knowledgeable , open to questions, and give the history and uses for the telescopes....More

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Reviewed 14 September 2018

I had initially intented to just zip by, take a look at the Green Bank Telescope from the side of the road, snap some pictures and move on, but my girlfriend really wanted to take the tour. In hindsight, I'm glad we did. Our very...More

1  Thank Stijn-traveler
Reviewed 29 August 2018

You do not have to be a science nerd to appreciate this. It was so peaceful and quiet. There is a tour that carries a fee. In 2015 it was A-$6, s-$5 and kids 3-11-$4. My husband and grandson did the tour and they said...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

The Green Bank Observatory held a number of very interesting things. It is the site of the worlds largest radio telescope. Our bus tour out to the telescope was very informative. Our guide Linzi, was excelent, very articulate and knowledgeable. The museum held very interesting...More

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 27 August 2018

At 6:20pm, Saturday, 26 Aug, we arrived at Green Bank. There was one family there and the scheduled employees still on site. We asked if a tour was available and the gift shop lady asked a tour guide and she obliged. Our tour guide, Ms....More

1  Thank Neutralality
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Herm C
24 August 2018|
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Response from Nancy W | Reviewed this property |
When you take the tour, the bus will stop for a photo opportunity when you will be able to use your camera. After that, it’s no photo.
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Britney987
9 February 2018|
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Response from Sherry M | Property representative |
They sure are! In fact, you can even use a disposable camera, or any film camera to take pictures behind the gates in the telescope zone. So, if you want an up-close picture with any telescope, this is the way to do it... More
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Marcia B
1 September 2017|
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Response from jjones7777 | Reviewed this property |
Since the interference from the digital camera fouls their data stream, one digital picture taken at the wrong moment could ruin someone's research - not a fun prospect. Taking a digital photo at Green Bank would be similar... More
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