Gemini Observatory

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Gemini North Telescope Visit Request Form

Professional and Educational Tours

Gemini makes every effort to accommodate teacher/student groups and professionals involved in activities related to astronomical research/engineering. A minimum of two weeks notice is necessary for all tour requests and we are not permitted to provide tours for commercial (for-profit) groups. *Gemini cannot provide transportation* Other restrictions may apply (such as age and health).

Request A Tour

Select A Tour Type From The Dropdown Above
Tour Date

Please enter the date(s) you would like to visit the summit. Put the same date for both entrees if you want a specific date. If you are flexible and have a date range that you can be available please enter the first and last dates that your group will be available.

Tour groups meet at the Mauna Kea mid-level facilities - Hale Pohaku (HP) or the Visitors Information Station (VIS). *Sunset/Twilight/ tours are very limited. Suggested tour time is 1:30.

Is your group able to join with another tour?

Unavailable Dates:
Only valid through the end of current semester. 2014B Aug-Jan
Tour Date

Please enter the date(s) you would like to visit the summit. Put the same date for both entrees if you want a specific date. If you are flexible and have a date range that you can be available please enter the first and last dates that your group will be available.

Tour group meets at Hale Pohaku below the Mauna Kea summit. *Sunset/Twilight/ tours are very limited.

Blackout Dates

The following dates are unavailable for tours:

Contact Details

The point of contact will receive the follow up email communications for this tour. If the point of contact is not traveling with the group, the first name on the list below should be the groups leader. This second point of contact will be used to communicate any changes the day of the tour.

Tour Group Members

Special approval needed for groups larger than 12 members - please list in comments below.

Name Age Notes (secondary contact or special needs)  
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Tour Group Members

We are able to accommodate or "piggy back" small groups (1-3 people) on an already scheduled tour.

Name Age Special Needs Acccomodation Details

Let us know if there is anything else we should know when considering your request, for example:

  • Name of Gemini staff member you'd like to lead your tour
  • Specific areas of interest
    • Scientific
    • General
    • Media/Press
Science Details

Indicate area of interest, astronomy type.

Media Details

All Media applicants must receive a permit from the Office Of Mauna Kea Management.

List names of any staff members needed for interviews and specific shooting locations (inside, outisde, control room, etc.).

Public Tours are not offered, however sometimes we are able to accommodate or "piggy back" small groups (1-3 people) on an already scheduled tour. If you are interested in trying this please submit the following info:

Your Tour Request Has Been Submitted

A tour coordinator will be contacting you as soon as your request has been reviewed.

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