NRAO Visitor and Education Center

National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Green Bank, West Virginia

The campus of NRAO is located in the secluded town of Green Bank in Eastern West Virginia. There are over 100 engineers and scientists worldwide who utilize the radio telescopes on site. SEM designed this new 24,500 sf facility to serve as the Visitor and Education Center to inform and educate the public about radio astronomy, the telescopes on site, and the ongoing scientific work at NRAO.

Project Features

Glass Observation Lobby & Cafe
4,000 sf exibit hall
fixed seat auditorium
Classrooms & Computer Labs
Retail gift shop
Offices and support
Outdoor star-gazing patio
Covered outdor gathering areas