Green Bank Tour Buses

GB63-01196_bus004.jpg

Description

In June 1963, NRAO acquired two blue-bodied diesel buses with silver tops to carry the increasing number of curious visitors to the telescopes in Green Bank. According to the June 1963 issue of The Observer, NRAO had just "struck another blow against man-made radio noise. Tourist cars with their noisy ignition systems will sit in the parking lot while their occupants take a care-free tour of the site and facilities." From left: Wally Oref, Clifford Barkley, Dorothy Drake, Merritt Gum

Creator

Records of the NRAO

Type

Still Image

Identifier

GB63-01196_bus004.jpg

Original Format of Digital Item

B&W negative

Location

Start Date

1963-06-26

Photo Credit

NRAO/AUI/NSF

Historical Negative #

GB63-01196

Date Negative Added

1963-06-26

Series

Green Bank WV Operations Series

Unit

Green Bank Site Selection, Procurement and Development Unit

Subunit

Green Bank Facilities Construction and Early Photographs Subunit

Range #

2A

Citation

Records of the NRAO, “Green Bank Tour Buses,” NRAO/AUI Archives, accessed June 18, 2024, https://www.nrao.edu/archives/items/show/30047.