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Visiting PASSCAL


Visitors to the PASSCAL Instrument Center should have pre-arranged appointments. Visitors should enter through the main entrance of the building and register their visit in our “Visitor’s Log”. Unarranged or unannounced visits cannot be accommodated. Please contact respective staff or send an email to if you wish to arrange a visit.


The PASSCAL Instrument Center is located in Socorro, New Mexico, on the New Mexico Tech campus.

IRIS Committee Members: find travel tips, expense report forms, and more here.

Information and links regarding public transit information between Albuquerque, Belen and Socorro, can be found on the City of Socorro's website.

The NM Tech Earth & Environmental Science Department web page, which discusses the department, its people and their research, and its activities, can be found here.


PASSCAL: (575) 835-5070

Bruce Beaudoin: (575) 835-5071

Susan Bilek: (575) 835-6510, (575) 835-5634 (EES Dept.)


If exiting I-25 at Escondida (exit 152), the East Road gate is open from 6am to 7pm, weekdays only. When this gate is closed, take exit 150 into Socorro. Between 6 AM and 10PM all week, you may get to PASSCAL via the North entrance (Bullock / Olive Lane). If visiting after hours, take the South entrance (Neel Ave., see "Night Map to Campus" inset).

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Have a GPS? Find the IRIS/PASSCAL Instrument Center here:

Longitude Latitude
-106.9191 34.0735
106 degrees, 55.1 minutes West 34 degrees, 4.4 minutes North

Or, find PASSCAL on Google Maps.

More information on the Socorro area: