SETI Tour


SETI Tour

Frank Drake at 85-1
Frank Drake in front of the 85-1 (Tatel) Telescope. the first telescope built on site and used in the first SETI research – Project Ozma.

Celebrate Green Bank’s historic role in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence with a rare opportunity to see inside our historic telescopes and speak with one of our radio astronomers in person!  We begin where it all started, in the control room of the 85-foot telescope used by Frank Drake in the original search, Project Ozma. From there, enjoy access to the 140-foot telescope that hosted Jill Tarter’s Project Phoenix, then take a stroll around the GBT for a close-up view of the world’s largest fully-steerable radio telescope. The tour concludes in the historic Drake Lounge for a conversation with a staff astronomer about the current status and future goals of SETI projects. If you’ve ever wanted to take a peek inside our historic telescopes or speak with one of our radio astronomers, then this is THE opportunity of a lifetime!

SETI Tours are offered select Fridays from 1:00-3:45 PM. See our online shop for all available dates.

Book now! These tours do tend to sell out. $40/person, advance reservations required; 21 participants max, ages 12 & up. 

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Date

Apr 26 2024

Time

1:00 pm – 3:45 pm
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