ILRS Virtual World Tour 2021
October 25-29, 2021

Due to the COVID 19, we have had to postpone our laser workshops, our annual seminal events, in 2020 and 2021. The ILRS again wishes to provide the opportunity for our worldwide community to meet, at least virtually, and share. Following the success of the Virtual World Tour last year, we will hold another Virtual World Tour.

Therefore, an online 'Virtual World Tour', will be held October 25-29, 2021, to virtually visit 5 stations in 5 days, stopping at:

Herstmonceux, UK station

Herstmonceux, UK
Station page

Wettzell, Germany SLR station

Wettzell, Germany
Station page

Mendeleevo, Russia station

Mendeleevo, Russia
Station page

Shanghai, China station

Shanghai, China
Station page

Monument Peak, USA station

Monument Peak, USA
Station page

Each two-hour session will consist of a tour of the site highlighting instrumentation, software, safety, automation, operations, as well as current issues and future plans. These tours include a mixture of pre-recorded and live presentations with an opportunity for questions. On each day a short (30-60 min) special session will be arranged before or after a virtual tour. We will record each tour and make the videos available through the website.

Attendees are required to register for each session they plan to attend. Registration for the ILRS VWT 2021 will be open between October 1st and October 15th, 2021 (See Registration Tab).


We will use Microsoft Teams for these virtual meetings. More information about this software is available at:

An invitation URL for joining each session will be distributed to registered attendees.

Workshop Organizers:

Claudia Carabajal /SSAI, Inc, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
Evan Hoffman/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
Igor Ignatenko/VNIIFTRI, Russia
Jason Laing/Peraton, NSGN Operations Lead, USA
Toshimichi Otsubo/Hitotsubashi University, Japan
Michael Pearlman/Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, USA
Ulrich Schreiber/ Geodetic Observatory Wettzell, Germany
Zhang Zhongping/Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, China

Additional information