National Radio Astronomy Observatory Green Bank

Green Bank Telescope + surroundings NRAO Green Bank

Standing on the observation platform outside of the Jansky Building that houses the staff astronomers and engineers offices and labs, telescope operations facilities, and meeting rooms. From here you get a good view of the Robert C Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT), the world's largest steerable single-dish telescope. In the foreground is a test panel for the GBT used to test paint coatings for radio reflectivity. An up-close tour of the GBT is at the last half of this tour. For now, let's continue on with the other telescopes and facilities.

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last updated: September 14, 2011

Author of original content: Nick Strobel