Poker Flat Research Range to host Open House during 2012 Fairbanks Golden Days

July 16, 2012

PFRR Front Entrance

The Geophysical Institute at UAF invites Fairbanks community members to visit the world’s only university-owned rocket range, located in Chatanika, the heart of the Interior’s gold-mining district. 


The Rockets & Gold: Poker Flat Research Range Open House will be held in conjunction with Fairbanks’ Golden Days, on Thursday, July 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. Admission is free to the public!


Activities will include tours of the lower range, displays of model rockets, the university’s fleet of unmanned aircraft, and presentations on the range’s exciting history since opening in 1969.


Poker Flat Research Range is located at Mile 30 of the Steese Highway. For more information call 474-7558 or email We hope to see you there!