Free Summer Tours Open to the Public

Release Date: 
Friday, May 24, 2002


The University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, International Arctic Research Center, and Poker Flat Research Range offer free summer tours that are open to the public.

The public can learn about studies ranging from the center of Earth to the center of the sun by visiting the Geophysical Institute. The tour includes a multimedia presentation and a visit to the seismology lab at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesdays from June 5 – August 28. Tours begin in the lobby of the Geophysical Institute in the Elvey building on the West Ridge of the UAF campus.

Scientists studying arctic and global climate work in the International Arctic Research Center, which offers a tour at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesdays from June 5 – August 28. Tours begin in the lobby of IARC, adjacent to the Elvey building/Geophysical Institute on the West Ridge of the UAF campus.

Poker Flat Research Range, the only university-owned sounding rocket range in the world, is open to the public at 1:30 p.m. on the following Thursdays: June 6, 20; July 11, 25; August 8, 22. Look for the rocket on the right side of the road, 33 miles north of Fairbanks on the Steese Highway.

For additional tour information, please call (907) 474-7558.
For more information, contact Public Relations Specialist Vicki Daniels at (907) 474-5823.