The facility welcomes those interested in seeing the results of the space program and offers tours, lectures, and demonstrations to the general public. Please check the SPIF calendar for upcoming events.
Housed on the third floor of the Space Sciences Building on Cornell University's main campus in Ithaca, NY, SPIF has a wonderfully centralized location, both on campus and in New York State. It is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. To arrange a visit, call (607) 255-3833 or send us a message with the contact form.
A conference room capable of holding 25 adults comfortably is in constant use as a center for presentations by SPIF staff as well as department and visiting faculty. Hundreds of guests visit each year for discussions of the planets and solar system exploration. These visitors are from schools, camps, youth and adult organizations.
SPIF serves as a focus for planetary activities at Cornell, and also supports the research acitvities of scientists from other institutions.