Special Event


Great Basin Observatory Tour

Great Basin National Park



Location: LAT/LONG: 39.000000, -114.000000

Check in required at the Lehman Caves Visitor Center

Repeating Event


Every day


September 14, 2023 to September 16, 2023


2:00 PM, 3:00 PM


1 hour

Type of Event

Guided Tour


Join a ranger to tour the Great Basin Observatory, the only research grade observatory in a National Park. Home to a 27-inch telescope, this observatory - a project of Great Basin National Park Foundation - is used for research and education purposes. This program requires a 1-mile round trip hike on a gravel trail and paved road and standing for an hour.

The Great Basin Observatory Tour requires advance registration, space is limited! After you sign up for a program you will receive instructions via e-mail, including location, time, and equipment needed. If spaces are already full, you have the option to join a waiting list. All tour participants must check in at the Lehman Caves Visitor Center the day of the program.

NOTE: The Great Basin Observatory is not wheelchair accessible.

Recommended equipment:

  • Good walking shoes
  • Sun protection
  • Hat

More information

Reservation or Registration: Yes

Reservations are required and open on August 14th at 8:00am.
Make Reservation or Register

Contact Information

Lead Astronomy Ranger
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