National Radio Astronomy Observatory

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National Radio Astronomy Observatory information

Monongahela National Forest , USA
Address
Street Green Bank
Telephone
+1 304 456 2150
More information
www.gb.nrao.edu
Prices
admission & tour free
Opening hours
9am-6pm summer, from 10am Thu-Mon rest of year
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Lonely Planet review

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is home to the 328ft Green Bank Telescope, the largest movable radio dish in the world. The center lies within the country's only federal radio-free zone, which is why your car won't pick up any stations within 25 miles of the center.