Friday was a full day of sightseeing. In caravan fashion, the members drove to Green Bank Radio Telescope, where we took a tour of the towers and the museum. While going through
the displays, we learned about the planets, the stars and how heat
can be identified using a light, radio, micro, and thermal waves and
their various differences. Graphic displays showed how the research is
trying to explore the universe using radiowaves. The main tower was
overwhelming in its size. A vary instructional demonstration by one of
the scientists at the facility was thrilling with dry ice and mercury
and other chemicals and their reactions. The demonstration just proved
how exciting science can be.
Green Bank Telescope Information.
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