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USNO Tour Reservation Request Form

Requester Contact Information

Requester: You must fill out all fields on the form below. You will be the responsible party for all members of your group. Please provide a daytime telephone number and an e-mail address (required) so that we may contact you with the status of your request.

Tour space is very limited, and typically fills up at least 2 - 4 weeks before a given tour date. You may request passes for groups of up to 20 individuals. Requests for more than 20 persons will not be processed. You must submit the names and Dates-of-Birth of all individuals in your party with your request. Requests for any given Monday must be received no later than one week preceding your First Choice tour date.

Your request will be processed in the order in which it was received. You will receive an e-mail confirmation when your order has been processed no later than the Friday before your First Choice tour date. If your email service has a "spam" filter enabled, please configure it to allow email from the "" or "" domains. If you have not received a confirmation notice by this time, you may assume that you are NOT on the name list(s) for your requested date(s). We will make every effort to try to contact you to schedule a subsequent date.

Visitor Badges are distributed at the South Gate of the Observatory after a security check-in process. All adult group members must present a valid Photo ID with name and date-of-birth to receive their passes. Parking is available outside of the gate along Observatory Circle. Please arrive by 7:00 pm EDT on your scheduled night. Visitors who arrive after 7:20 pm will not be granted admission even if they have a reservation.

You may also request reservations by Fax.  Please complete this form and fax it to (202) 762-1489.


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Tour Date Selection

Note: Because tours will fill quickly, please select a first and second choice for your tour dates. Please note that tours are only offered on specific Monday nights. There are no tours offered on Federal holidays.

Please enter the Names and Dates-of-Birth of all members of your party
(one per line, Last Name, First Name, DoB format mm/dd/yyyy; forms without complete information will not be processed)
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