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Group Reservations

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 gro.y1675794667rotav1675794667resbo1675794667bg@sn1675794667oitav1675794667reser1675794667. You can find out more about our tours and special events by accessing our online Science Center Brochure.

Science Center Hours

Science Center Hours

Monday9:30 AM — 5:30 PM
Tuesday - WednesdayClosed
Thursday - Sunday9:30 AM — 5:30 PM

Starlight Café Hours

Monday10:30 AM — 5:30 PM
Tuesday - WednesdayClosed
Thursday - Sunday10:30 AM — 5:30 PM

See dates, times, and tickets available.

The Starlight Café is open during normal Science Center Hours (see table above) for take out options (last hot food order taken 30 minutes prior to closing). There are onsite covered eating areas available to the public. Call (304) 456-2361 for more information and to order.

How to make Group Reservations

The following information is for Group Reservations only. For regular public tours, please see our online schedule. 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 for 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 gro.y1675794667rotav1675794667resbo1675794667bg@sn1675794667oitav1675794667reser1675794667.

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

If you are bringing a large group, if you require special meals or educational services, or if you will be staying overnight with us, then using 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

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