The Second Kepler Science Conference will be held at the NASA Research Park (NRP) Building 152. The NRP is adjacent to NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035; see map at right.
Attendees may stay on-site at the NASA Exchange Lodge where rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. We have reserved a total of 200 beds in 167 rooms; most rooms have one bed, however there are a limited number of 2 bed rooms available. Rooms are available for $65 in Building 19 and for $55 in Building 583 (see map)
Reservations can be made by calling (650) 603-7100 and identifying yourself as part of the KEPLER 2013 BLOCK. The deadline to make reservations is Oct. 3, 2013 after which un-reserved NEL rooms will be released. Click here for more information on the NEL and here to see the NEL locations relative to the conference site.
For after hours access to the NEL, you must enter the NASA Research Park main gate, tell the guards you are staying at the NEL, and show your ID.
Note that dinner options within walking distance of the NEL are limited, although communal kitchens are available.
Click here for hotels within a short driving distance to NASA Ames. Those listed in bold may have government rates available for visitors to NASA Ames and you should ask about these when making your reservation.
The three major airports near NASA Ames are listed below along with their ground transportation options. Shared shuttle rides typically cost between $15-$25 with taxis/limos costing up to $150.
At the NRP gate, all attendees will be asked "Where are you going?" The reply is "To Building 152, Second Kepler Science Conference."
US citizens and legal residents: to enter the NRP, a government issued photo-identification is required: be prepared to show a driver's license or passport.
Foreign national attendees: be prepared to show your passport and visa at the entrance.
There is ample parking adjacent to Building 152 (see map above).
Click here for restaurant options within driving distance of NASA Ames.