Green Bank

Green Bank is the location in West Virginia of one of the major observing facilities of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. It was here that Frank Drake used the 26-meter (85-foot) Howard E. Tatel radio telescope in Project Ozma. Further SETI programs, using the 91-meter (140-foot) dish at Green Bank were led by Gerrit Verschuur (1972), Benjamin Zuckerman, and Patrick Palmer (1972 and onward), and David Black, Jill Tarter, and colleagues (1977). The largest and most recent instrument to be built here is the Green Bank Telescope.