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We welcome your visit to the Green Bank Observatory!

For Field Trip Requests, Group Visits and Science Center event reservations, please contact the Green Bank Science Center at 304-456-2150, or reservations@gbobservatory.org. You can find out more about our tours and special events by downloading our Science Center Brochure!

General Public Tours require no advance reservations but we would appreciate knowing in advance if you have a group of 20 or more people.

If you already know when you want to visit and how many will be in your group, please follow the links for the Green Bank Observatory Reservation System (GBORS) below.

GBORS is designed for special day trips, and overnight visitors to the Green Bank Observatory, as well as the Observatory employees who organize and provide services for these visitors. It is also designed for Observatory staff to view events occurring on site, and to reserve specific locations for meetings or other purposes.

For the Radio Astronomer For a Day program, Workshops, Scientific Meetings, Facility Use, Lodging or Meal Planning, please contact our main offices at 304-456-2011, or reservations@gbobservatory.org.

Go to the Green Bank Observatory Reservation System (GBORS) site to initiate a reservation request!

Our Science Center is open to the public, and we feed and educate thousands of people each year. Visitors can simply show up during our open hours, and do not need a reservation.

If you are bringing a large group, if you require special meals or educational services, or if you will be staying overnight with us, GBORS is for you. These visitors typically fall into one of the following categories:

  • Student groups and/or educators (from elementary through college)
  • Workshop attendees
  • Visiting observers or invited speakers
  • Those who are visiting for Observatory-related business
  • News or film crews