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Poker Flat Research Range celebrates 50 years of rocket launches

Fritz Freudenberger

March is the 50th anniversary of the first rocket launch from Poker Flat Research Range. Come commemorate half a century of research with us at our open house.

For this special event we will have a tour of our upper range facilities including lidar, telemetry and the Davis Science Operations Center, which are not part of our summer walking tour.
In addition, we will be offering science talks and demonstrations.

You will not want to miss this rare opportunity!

This event is free and family friendly.

Gates open on March 9 at 7:30 p.m. The event starts at 8:00 p.m. and goes until midnight in hopes that the aurora will join us.

If you don’t want to drive, there will be two round-trip shuttles departing from the Geophysical Institute. Shuttles are free but, as space is limited, reservations are recommended.

For more information, including shuttle reservations, please visit