Come and visit the Radio Astronomy Sky exhibit at the West Virginia Pavilion and see how this state is embracing the Space Age as it embarks on its second century of statehood.




The description of this exhibit from the 1964 Official Guide Book

Cover- 1964 Guidebook

The description of this exhibit from the 1965 Official Guide Book

Cover - 1965 Guidebook

The location of this exhibit on the 1964 Official Souvenir Map

Cover - 1964 Official Souvenir Map

WEST VIRGINIA

Glassblowers at work, a coal mine visitors can enter and a movie of the nation's newest radio telescope are among the spectacles in the West Virginia pavilion. Visitors enter past an aviary of birds from the state. There are industrial displays and, for tourists, panoramas of the state's scenery and year-round attractions. A restaurant is on the premises, as is a gift shop offering such state souvenirs as a coal miner's cap. Every visitor to the pavilion is given a free ticket; at the end of the Fair, a lucky ticket-holder wins 10 acres of West Virginia mountaintop plus a brand-new vacation lodge.

* Admission: free. 
Highlights
FRAGILE MEMENTOS. Half a dozen glassblowers perform continuously, blowing such curiosities as horses, fish, ducks. The pieces may be bought for $1.50 up.
BOTTOM OF THE PIT. After entering a simulated coal mine, with slate to walk upon, coal along the walls and veins to enter, visitors come out at the "tipple," where coal is sorted and graded. Dioramas en route trace the history of mining from the days of donkey carts to modern machines.
HIGH IN THE SKY. A 6-minute color movie shows the new $850,000 radio telescope at Green Bank, West Virginia, and describes how it probes the secrets of the universe.
WEST VIRGINIA RESTAURANT. A pool of water and the sounds of the forest reproduced in stereo create a mountain setting; fried chicken and ham are featured.

WEST VIRGINIA

Highlights include a trip through a coal mine, an exhibition of glassblowing and a chance to win a mountaintop vacation home.

There are also industrial displays, panoramas of the state's tourist attractions and a working model of the Echo II satellite.

FRAGILE MEMENTOS. Glassblowers create bowls and vases, horses and fish. The items are for sale.

BOTTOM OF THE PIT. Visitors walk through a simulated coal mine where dioramas trace the history of mining from the days of donkey cars to today's modern machines.

HIGH IN THE SKY. A six-minute color film shows the new $850,000 radio telescope at Green Bank and describes how it probes the secrets of the universe.

TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN. Every visitor is given a free ticket; at the end of the Fair the lucky ticket-holder wins five acres of West Virginia mountaintop and a new vacation lodge. Also to be given away: a two-year-old thoroughbred colt, broken in and ready for racing.

GOOD FOOD. A cafeteria features West Virginia specialties such as ham, steaks and fried chicken.

Admission: free.

 

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