Tours of the Astronomical Photographic Glass Plate Collection can be scheduled by contacting Sarah Lavallee, Acting Curator of Astronomical Photographs. Please provide as much advanced notice as possible. We will do our best to accomodate your requests, however Plate Stacks tours are ordinarily restricted to Tues. 1-3 and Thurs. 10-12.
For tours of the Wolbach Library and the Observatory's Great Refractor, contact Daina Bouquin, Wolbach's Head Librarian. These requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
We are committed to supporting all visitors to the Observatory. Unfortunately we are constrained by the 19th (and 20th) century buildings in which our collections are stored. For this reason, please specify if your tour will include wheelchair users. We can provide virtual tours of the Plate Stacks and Great Refractor, along with the oportunity to view archival objects and ask questions, without entering inaccessible spaces.