Introducing the Explore Lompoc History of Landsat GeoTour - Now Live!
NASA, USGS, Explore Lompoc, and the City of Lompoc invite you to commemorate the launch of Landsat 9 from Vandenberg Space Force Base with an exciting new GeoTour! Celebrate 50 years of Landsat missions by discovering unique science and space-related geocaches in and around Lompoc, California. Prizes include commemorative NASA coins, limited edition Landsat swag, and souvenirs.
Lompoc is the best vantage point for all rocket launches on the West Coast. With unbridled lush hillsides, rich historic murals, a fully restored mission, and unique wine experiences, exploring space has never been this down to earth. Stay, cache, and play! Find moments that take you far beyond in Lompoc.
What is GeoCaching?
A modern outdoor treasure hunt using a personal Smartphone or GPS device to locate hidden containers called “geocaches.” There are over 6 million geocachers worldwide and 3.1 million active geocaches!
How to Play
- Download and print the official GeoTour passport below, you'll need this to track your finds.
- Go to www.geocaching.com and sign up for an account.
- Download the Geocaching® app for your smartphone or load coordinates into your GPS device from Geocaching.com. Search by GeoTours and enter code GT4AE.
- Find a History of Landsat in Lompoc GeoTour geocache and record the code word found in the cache container in the appropriate box on the passport.
- Put the cache back where you found it.
- Record your find on Geocaching.com
- Cache until you find all 9 geocaches to earn an official geocoin.
- To receive your geocoin and other prizes, complete the survey on the back of this passport and bring it to the front desk of the Hilton Garden Inn Lompoc.
See passport for complete rules.
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Celebrating 50 Years of Landsat in Lompoc
For 50 years, Vandenberg Space Force Base in Lompoc has served as the home of the Landsat Program. During this half-century of change, the Landsat series of satellites have taught us so much about the planet we all call home — from a perspective far, far above. Landsat 9 launched September, 27 2021.