Green Bank Observatory - Green Bank, West Virginia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
N 38° 25.894 W 079° 49.144
17S E 603073 N 4254360
Quick Description: Located at the intersection of Potomac Highlands Trail and Observatory Road.
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 8/8/2021 10:31:12 PM
Waymark Code: WM14Q3P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Jake39
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Long Description:
The Green Bank Observatory is an astronomical observatory and it operates 4 telescopes including the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope which is the largest fully steerable radio telescope in the world. Established by the National Science Foundation in 1956, it now an independent institution since 2016.

Telescopes:
Green Bank Telescope
140 Foot Telescope
20 Meter Telescope
40 Foot Telescope

There is a visitor center and tours offered
Observatory Purpose: Research

Optical / Infrared Telescopes?: No

Radio Telescopes?: Yes

Solar Telescopes?: No

Open to the Public?: Yes

Is this a Club Observatory?: No

Public Viewing Allowed?: Yes

Active Observatory?: Active

Number of Telescopes or Antennas: 3 to 5

Site URL: [Web Link]

Year Dedicated or Opened: 1956

Altitude (meters): 818

Visit Instructions:
Note the time of day of your visit, and your own photo of your favorite part of the observatory. This might be the view from the observatory, picture of your favorite building or favorite exhibit. (Be mindful of flash photography rules!)

If you participated in an observing session, let everyone know what you saw!

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