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Reopening: What is Phase 2?

16 Mar 2021, 19:11 UTC
Reopening: What is Phase 2?
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It’s official—we’re moving to Phase 2A of our phased reopening plan on April 2nd, 2021!* This means that we’ll have even more on-campus tours and telescope viewing sessions available for guests to book.

*barring unfavorable changes in the pandemic’s trajectory.
What’s new in Phase 2?
As the name suggests, Phase 2: Many-Mooned Gas Giants is the second stage of our reopening plan. The biggest changes between this phase and Phase 1: Solitary Rocky Planets are that we will now allow mixed groups of guests to visit the observatory (rather than requiring that groups be cohabitating or cotraveling) and begin offering guided campus tours in addition to the Premium Access experiences we’ve offered throughout Phase 1B.* New on-campus experiences include socially-distanced Guided Tours and Family Adventures, offered on a limited basis.
Group sizes will still be capped at 10 people, and we will still require guests to wear masks and maintain moderate social distance throughout their visit.

*excluding Giovale Open Deck Observatory Premium Access
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I still need to make a reservation to visit?
A: Yes! All tours and telescope sessions will need to be booked online in advance.
Q: When will general admission be available again?

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