Press and Media Visits

Journalists with questions about any aspect of our Observatory and its work are welcome to contact us ( or they may direct questions to individual members of staff (see the “contact page”).

If you wish to do a more formal interview, please note the following:

• You need to arrange any interview directly with a member of the staff. Please see the “contact us” page for contact details.
• Send a (preferably e-mail) proposal for the interview, describing the purpose of the interview, how long would it take, and how is the material going to be used.
• All reporters need to have written permission from the Vatican before they can take any sort of pictures, film, or other media recording on Papal territory. Contact the address below (best by fax) with the title and brief description of the program, the names of all of those who will be on the filming crew, and date and time of the shoot:


Sala Stampa della Santa Sede

Settore Accrediti e Autorizzazioni

Via della Conciliazione 54


Tel: ++39-06-698.92.1

Fax: ++39-06-6868810



• Note that filming at the Papal summer residence at Castel Gandolfo (including within the telescope domes) is not possible when the Pope is in residence. This is generally the months of July through September, and other occasional weeks during the year.