Visit Virgo

For safety reasons, the access to the Virgo site is limited and carefully controlled. Despite this, EGO regularly welcomes visitors so that they can learn more about Virgo.

Priority is given to schools and academic institutions. However associations, groups of people, or whoever is interested in discovering the interferometer are warmly invited to come too.

Site visits must be booked at least two weeks before, considering the following:
– as a general rule, visits are restricted to Tuesday or Saturday mornings;
– individual requests are collected until a minimum number of 15 visitors is reached;
– group visits shall be limited to maximum 60 visitors since no more than 30 persons at a time may visit the internal parts of the interferometer buildings.

To make a request for visiting Virgo, call at 0039 050 752511 or send an email to info_(at), indicating how many visitors are to be expected, your desired visit date and a mobile phone number.
To reach the site of EGO, follow the indications available here.

Note that no site visit is usually organised during summer.


Due to the high demand of requests for this year the booking of the visits will start again in September 2017

* Since the announcement of the Gravitational Waves discovery, EGO has been handling many requests for a site tour at Virgo.

It may take some time before having the opportunity to come and discover Virgo. We are making our best to satisfy each request received.


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