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The Epic Observatory In West Virginia That’s Perfect For A Summer’s Day Trip

In the quiet little town of Green Bank, West Virginia, there’s an observatory that’s doing some pretty impressive research. Formerly known as the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), the facility is now privately funded and operating as the Green Bank Observatory.

The observatory also hosts regular special events, such as High-Tech Tours to see the control rooms and labs of the observatory, and SETI Tours, to learn more about the observatory’s search for intelligent life. Find out more about the special events offered on their website.

The Green Bank Observatory is located at 155 Observatory Rd, Green Bank, West Virginia.

The telescope has a unique influence on the town of Green Bank and the surrounding area. Find out more about how Green Bank is known as the quietest town in America.

Rachel Whetstone
Rachel is proud to live in wild and wonderful West Virginia. She enjoys nature walks, photography, and discovering new restaurants all around the state.