National Radio Astronomy Observatory Science Center (Main Entrance)
Monongahela National Forest, Arbovale, WV 24915
This is a “behind-the-scenes” tour, so you’ll get to visit labs, engineering facilities, and the telescope control room – locations that are normally off-limits to the public!
We’ll meet at 10:30 am on the main yurt deck to arrange carpools to Green Bank Observatory (GBO).
IMPORTANT NOTE: Cameras are welcome at GBO, however their use is restricted. In order to prevent radio-frequency interference to observations in progress, the observatory prohibits the use of digital cameras (and electronics-laden film cameras) in some locations close to the telescopes. Bring a simple film camera if you’d like to take pictures up close to the instruments.
We’ll hand out directions to GBO from SKMC before we go. If you’re arriving from off-site, GBO has a great map with directions to help.