The Greenbank Telescope

The Greenbank Telescope in Greenbank, West Virginia, is a radio astronomy telescope with a 100 meter dish antenna and is the largest steerable radio telescope in the world. An amazing site to see in person, this thing with a diameter greater than the length of a football field that pans and tilts around to point at various points in the sky. Digital cameras are not permitted anywhere near this or any of the other radio telescopes, as the electronics emits radio energy which interferes with the sensitive instruments. Fortunately, my 1950’s era Minolta Autochord is up to the task.

Green Bank 2

Observations: Lorton Prison

Lorton Prison was shut down some years ago and is now a county park area. Some of the structures are being demolished while others are being kept. Next to one of the prison walls some people live in a gated community, which seems rather ironic.

X-700 camera, Tri-X film, Lith on Arista EDU paper