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2012 Special Events Schedule

For more information call 304-456-2150

or email gbt-tours@nrao.edu

High Tech Tours

November through May – 2nd Thursday of each month, 3:30 p.m.

June through October – 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, 3:30 p.m.


Limited space: 15 participants/program
Participants will be guided through areas of NRAO normally off limits to visitors, like labs where sensitive receivers are designed and built, and the GBT Control Room.

Star Parties

Free of charge, everyone welcome!

Each month, NRAO volunteers bring out their optical telescopes for you to look through! Star Parties begin at dusk. We also offer hands-on activities on Star Party Days at 2 PM and at 4 PM. Free of charge!

2012 Dates: Feb. 11, Mar. 24, Apr. 21, May 19, Jun. 16, Jul. 14, Aug. 18, Sept. 15*, Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8.

StarLab Planetarium Shows

Every Friday at 2:00 PM


Limited space: 15 participants/program

Who cares if it's cloudy! Guests will gather inside a portable planetarium for a fascinating look at the sky above.

Family Science Days

Four Times/Year on Saturdays from 10:00 AM - Noon

Free! and suitable for all ages.

2012 Dates: Apr. 14, June 30, November 10

Space Race Rumpus!

July 15-17, 2012

A weekend Family Cycling Festival on and around the NRAO grounds! For more information visit http://www.gb.nrao.edu/rumpus

Green Bank Star Quest

June 20-23, 2012

Combining the best in optical and radio astronomy! Orgainized each year by the Central Appalachian Astronomy Club and the NRAO. For more information visit http://www.greenbankstarquest.org/

DAnnual Community Open House

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