The SIM Science Studies Workshop (SSSW) will be held in the Piazza Room
of the Pasadena Sheraton (303 Cordova St., Pasadena, CA 91101). A
registration table will be outside the meeting room and staffed
starting at 8 am each day. Coffee and other refreshments will be
provided before the meeting each day and during morning and afternoon
Wireless internet access will
be provided in the meeting
note, we will not be providing computer access. If you
wish to make
use of the internet access, bring a laptop, or make arrangements to use
a colleague's. Instructions for connecting to the wireless will be
included in your registration packet.
The SSSW will be held at
Pasadena. The hotel is located in the heart
Pasadena, just south of the Paseo Colorado shopping and dining
area. Internet access is available in guest rooms for a charge
($3.95/30 min. ; $9.95/24 hours). Free wireless access will be
available in the meeting room.
limited number of rooms at the government rate
of $118/night/double has been reserved for meeting attendees on a first
come basis. An additional block of rooms at a rate of $149/night
is also available once the government rate rooms have been
filled. Reservations for the SSSW meeting can be made on-line at:
or by calling the Sheraton at (626) 449-4000 and mentioning the SIM
Please Note: These hotel rates are
only available until September 10, 2008.
would prefer to arrange your own accommodations, there are a
number of hotels and motels close to the Sheraton meeting site.
for more information.
Shared Van Rides
If you arrive at LAX International Airport and need ground
transportation to Pasadena, try
one of the shuttle services (also known as "shared
ride vans") available on a walk-up or reservation basis. The
outside of LAX baggage claim under the orange
Typical one way, per person fare for Super Shuttle (1-800-BLUE-VAN;
fares subject to change without notice) to the Sheraton Pasadena from
various airports are:
Long Beach: $49.00
FlyAway bus can also be taken from LAX to Union Station in
downtown Los Angeles. These buses run every half-hour and the
fare is $4 one way. The Gold
can be taken from Union Station to the Memorial Park station
in Pasadena. Memorial Station is approximately 1 mile north of
the Sheraton Pasadena.
Parking at the Hotel
For those driving to the meeting on their own, parking is
the hotel for $13/day for overnight guests and $7/day for guests not
spending the night.
Bus Transportation between the
Sheraton Pasadena and JPL for the
Sept. 24 afternoon tour
Bus transportation will be provided from the Sheraton Pasadena to JPL
on the afternoon of Sept. 24 for the tour of the SIM testbeds.
The bus will return to the Sheraton following the tour. If you're
planning on attending the JPL tour, please register by Sept. 5 in order
to give enough time for JPL security clearance. More details on
the JPL tour to come.
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