If there’s one thing that can be said about West Virginians (actually there are MANY good things to say about us), it’s that we are extraordinarily great listeners. In fact, we have the biggest ear in the world. It’s true… the biggest, steerable, radio telescope (translation: listening device) in the world is located here in the Mountain State and you don’t need to be a science nerd (sorry science nerds… ) to be wow’d by it.

Ready to visit? The Green Bank Observatory and Science Center is located at 155 Observatory Rd., Green Bank, WV 24944. It’s open to the public and admission to the Science Center is free. Various tours are regularly offered and prices vary by tour. Get complete details about seasonal hours of operation and tour costs, plus make a reservation, on the official website.

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