The Visits Program at NOIRLab Headquarters in Tucson, Arizona is open.
The exclusive Overnight Telescope Observing Program at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona is open, but other visits here are on hold until the Arizona Department of Transportation has opened the public road to the summit (we hope to open in Fall).
The Visits Program at Gemini Hilo Base Facility in Hawai‘i is open.
Visits to Gemini North on Maunakea are on hold until Gemini North is back on sky (scheduled for July).
Visits to the AURA Recinto in La Serena are open.
Currently visits to the summit sites in Chile are on hold, while we are contracting a bus company to transport guests up to the summits from the guard house (scheduled start is July).
When reopening dates are available we will share them on our website and social media.
NSF's NOIRLab welcomes public groups interested in visiting our sites in the US and Chile. The visits are free, do not include transportation, and must be requested at least 24 hours in advance. Our Communications, Education & Engagement (CEE) team will do every effort to accommodate and implement your visit, but visits may be cancelled for operational or practical reasons. Please check your e-mail before driving to the meeting point.