Visitors' Information

The information and links provided here are for the use of visiting scientists, conference attendees, and other invitees. The Goddard Institute for Space Studies is a relatively small research laboratory with no visitors' facility. Because of that and because of government security regulations, we cannot otherwise grant access to members of the public. We do not offer tours of the institute.

GISS is located in New York City at 2880 Broadway, at the intersection of Broadway and West 112th St. in the Morningside Heights (Columbia University) neighborhood of Manhattan. Right at the corner on the first floor of our building is Tom's Restaurant, a diner which you will likely recognize if you have watched the TV program Seinfeld. The entrance to the GISS offices is just a few steps east along 112th St. from Tom's. Signs at this entrance identify the building as Armstrong Hall and the address as 545 West 112th St.

Effective July 21, 2014, the implementation of Phase II of the Real-ID Act (2005) restricts the use of state ID from non-compliant states (including New York) as an acceptable form of identification for federal facilities (including NASA GISS). If you have plans to visit GISS and only have a standard driver's license from a non-compliant state, please be sure to also bring a second form of ID (passport, military ID, etc.) to avoid unnecessary complications.

Persons who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents and who may be planning a visit to GISS require that special arrangements be made. Please co-ordinate with your GISS host on this at least three weeks before your visit.

All visitors can expect to have their bags searched upon entry to GISS. This may include having to answer questions about personal items, including any medication the visitor may be carrying.

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Please contact Dr. Emily Michaud if you require further information.

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Snowy photo of Armstrong Hall
GISS at the end of the Blizzard of 2006.

Nighttime of Armstrong Hall
Evening at the corner of Broadway and 112th.