2023 High Tech Tour

2023 High Tech Tour

  • $25.00

Join a conversation with an Observatory engineer and marvel at the precise engineering required to collect the faintest signals from the Universe as we pull back the curtain on our labs, telescope receivers, and the GBT control room. See what makes our observatory one of the world’s leading radio telescope facilities.

  • Upon checkout, select "Pickup" as your shipping option. Please check in at the Science Center prior to the start of your tour.  Admits one; no discounts apply.
  • The High Tech Tour requires that a visitor registration form be submitted at least 48 business hrs in advance of your tour.  The visitor registration form can be found at https://info.nrao.edu/oas/dpscompliance. 
  • Cancellations and date change requests are accepted outside of one week from your purchased tour time. Inside of one week, refunds and date changes will not be issued.

Select Thursdays; 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m; $25/person. Advance reservations and screening required. 15 participants max.; 4 min. Ages 6 & up. No photography of any kind is permitted during the tour.

Ticket includes tour and access to our Science Center to visit the Exhibit Hall, Gift Shop, and Café.

In the event of severe weather conditions, the Green Bank Observatory site and Science Center could close. We will make every attempt to notify ticket holders about closures. Feel free to call us at 304-456-2150 before departing on your trip to our site if you have any concerns. 

If local community levels of COVID-19 as reported by the CDC are high, masks will be required for all staff and visitors indoors and on buses. We do have masks available if you do not have your own.