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Offered on select Fridays from 1-3:30pm; $40/person

Our new SETI Tour celebrates Green Bank's historic Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence. Advance registration and screening strictly required at least 48 hours prior to tour. Ages 12 & up.

The tour begins with an exclusive  presentation right in the control room of our historic 85-1 Telescope where the search began with Dr. Frank Drake's OZMA project. From there, guests enjoy rare admittance inside the 140-foot telescope where Jill Tarter's Project Phoenix took place and then to normally-restricted GBT access points. The tour ends in our Drake Lounge where you will be greeted by one of our own GBO astronomers and learn about the future of SETI as the GBT embarks on the new Breakthrough Listen project. If you've ever wanted to be inside our operation control rooms or to speak to one of our radio astronomers in person, then this is THE opportunity of a lifetime!

Hard hats and light refreshments provided. Also offered as a group reservation on request-very limited availability. Tour is not handicap accessible. Please prepare for inclement weather and be advised that participants climb one short flight of stairs.
2017 Tour dates: 5/12, 5/26, 6/9, 6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/18, 9/1, 9/8, 9/22, 10/6, 10/20

Begin the registration process today! Call 304-456-2150, or email our staff and we will arrange for your tour.

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