Physics Club Field Trip to the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank, West Virginia


 thumbnail Grote Reber radio telescope at Green Bank

 thumbnail View of GBT from visitor center breezeway

 thumbnail Observing sunspots with binocular (with filter)

 thumbnail Students watching the slewing of the 40-ft radio telescope

 thumbnail View of the GBT from the old 300-ft control room

 thumbnail A box full of retroreflectors (mirrors)

 thumbnail Looking at the GBT from ground level

 thumbnail Another view of the GBT from ground level

 thumbnail A view of the GBT and one of its laser ranging systems

 thumbnail The Green Bank Telescope

 thumbnail More of the Green Bank Telescope

 thumbnail The control room for the Green Bank Telescope

 thumbnail Sue Ann demonstrating in the engineering lab

 thumbnail Sue Ann showing a receiver in the engineering lab

 thumbnail Sue Ann forming a cloud with liquid nitrogen

 thumbnail Sue Ann demonstrating effect of liquid nitrogen on a balloon

 thumbnail Demonstration equipment in the visitor center auditorium

 thumbnail The view from the visitor center lounge

 thumbnail View of GBT from the visitor center lounge

 thumbnail Physics club students at the visitor center

 thumbnail Visitor center behind the physics club students

 thumbnail There is already snow in the West Virginia mountains near NRAO

 thumbnail Science and Tech 1 with small radio telescope barely visible on south roof

 thumbnail Science and Tech 1 with small radio telescope barely visible on south roof