Tuesday, December 11


HEADS anything in the sky or space *OR" TAILS Anything in or under the water.

I'm going with HEADS - anything in the sky or space.

Being a West Virginia gal, I enjoy talking about my beautiful state every chance I get. Greenbank, WV is home to the world's largest fully steerable radio telescope, The Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT). The telescope sits at the heart of the United State's National Radio Quit Zone, an area where all radio transmissions are either limited or banned to help the telescope function properly.

My BIL has a camp at Greenbank and when we visit we always take a tour of the observatory. It amazes me just how big these telescopes really are. There are several telescopes scattered across the observatory. Hope you enjoy these pictures.







16 comments:

Sassy Lucy said...

Definitely sounds like a place we would love to visit.
Great post this week, and thanks for the visit.

Bloggers said...

Great post!! Really cool.

My Heads or Tails is up.

Rambler said...

looks like a cool thing to visit sometime

Misty Dawn said...

AWESOME post and photos!

Heart of Rachel said...

Great photos! It must be a nice experience to visit an observatory.

Secret Agent Mama said...

Great post, totally!!
:)

Amanda said...

great photos mine is here

great photos. mine is here

http://www.mommymandy.com/2007/12/heads-or-tails.html

Skittles said...

Next time we go through W.V. we will definitely have to make a stop there!

Natalie said...

Wow! I've never heard of that before. Cool!

Nonna said...

Neat post! Thanks for sharing!

baby~amore' said...

wow I imagine looking through that telescope. They are huge.

jenn said...

That looks cool!
Have a great Tuesday.
Come by and visit.

Flip Flop Floozie said...

You do live in a beautiful state for sure!! I have always loved that state. So green and just pretty!! Hope your day went well. Mine is about ready to stop..bedtime is calling.
sandy

Theresa said...

Wow they really built that thing out in nowhere- it must get great view without all the light pollution.

I liked the view from above it-very cool.

Andrée said...

Thank you so much! Your photos are magnificent. It's a perfect post for today (and personally I think the most fascinating sssshhhhhh).

Talk..to..Grams said...

This is really something!! Thanks for sharing! Hugs,Grams