The World’s Largest Steerable Telescope Is Right Here In West Virginia And You’ll Want To Plan Your Visit
By Robin Jarvis|Published December 22, 2018
Robin Jarvis began writing for OnlyInYourState.com in 2015 and quickly advanced to a Senior Editor role. She's currently the Brand Manager and has a Bachelor's degree from West Virginia University in Journalism with a minor in Marketing. Her career history includes long running appearances on radio and television. She also has served as publisher of Shades of Green Magazine and Design Lead on several print publications. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She's lived in the Carolinas for more than three decades and currently resides in Charleston, SC. When she's not working, she loves playing guitar, painting, traveling, and spending time with family.
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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