Dorm Room Reservations at the LBT.

Please note that room on the mountain is limited. The only people with automatic permission to stay overnight on the mountain are LBTO/ETS staff directly involved with project support or operations on site; those astronomers listed as co-investigators on the observing program scheduled for that date; or visiting members of partner commissioning teams who have made advance arrangements. Those people can email directly to to make room reservations. All others - contractors, observers not on the co-I list, or scientific visitors - must obtain permission from the Director on the basis of a brief, justified request from the lead staff member or observing PI. For these others, we will not reserve rooms until permission has been granted, and there will be no exceptions. A copy of your request to the Director should be sent to Jim Slagle for those rare instances of short notice need when I am incommunicado.

The LBT has twelve single dorm/bedrooms on the same level as the observing room. Linens, towels, and soap are provided so you do not need to bring those. In most cases bathrooms are shared by multiple rooms. There is a handicap-accessible room available.

There is (currently) no charge for use of these rooms, but visitors are responsible for keeping their rooms tidy. The general recommendation is to put the used towels and bed sheets in the pillowcase and leave them in the hall outside the room after you vacate the room.

Due to the limited number of rooms at LBTO, the observatory rule is that one shows up at LBTO the day your run starts and leave the afternoon (2:00 pm) immediately following your last night of observing. If you decide to come early or stay later, you must get permission of the current observer as well as clear this with the LBTO staff. Check the white board outside the kitchen/lounge area if you do not know the room number.

Please use the link below to submit a reservation for a bedroom at least two weeks prior to your arrival at the telescope.

For room reservations: Please email

-- DavidThompson - 22 Dec 2006
Topic revision: r7 - 10 Dec 2020, PatrickHartley
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