2004 Michelson Summer School - Local
(You are strongly urged to print this page
and any appropriate maps.)
A final copy of the agenda is available as a printable poster.
Tuesday Evening Reception & Registration
There will be a reception in the garden area outside the Beckman Institute Auditorium (not to be
confused with the Beckman Auditorium) on campus
at 7pm, which will include an opportunity to register for the summer
school. Light snacks (not dinner) will be provided.
Thursday Evening Banquet
To be held at Burger Continental in Pasadena at 535 S. Lake (see map
below). Don't let the name fool you, it's the finest Middle
Eastern & Mediterranean food to be had in Pasadena. Price
will be $20 per person, payable in cash at the restaurant, with a cash
bar available. You will be encouraged to sign up for one of the
limited slots available for this event; guests are welcome on a
Maps are available for:
For those students staying at the Sheraton, a free shuttle bus is
available for rides. However, we strongly urge you to keep in
mind that the single, small shuttle cannot handle 50-plus students all
at once, in addition to any non-MSS hotel guests who are also eligible
for the service. Students should try to organize in to large
groups for individual shuttle runs between the hotel and campus.
Leave ample time to catch a ride on the shuttle
in the morning, or take the
30 minute walk from the Sheraton to Campus. Tips are strongly encouraged for your shuttle
If you are driving to campus and require parking, parking instructions were
already provided to you in your travel guidelines (sample copy).
Food on Campus
There are a number of options for lunch on the Caltech campus:
We are not able to provide lunch or snacks as part of the summer school
- The Red Door serves
coffee, blended drinks, pastries, muffins, and. when available, some
salads, soups and sandwiches. Located next to Chandler, and the
Convenience Store. Open from 7:45am-6pm.
- The Chandler Dining
Hall is open from 7-10:30am for breakfast, and 11:30am-2pm for
lunch. It features a made-to-order grill, pizza (very good; made to
order, but the line-ups can be long, especially right at 12 noon),
Mexican food, a deli, salad bar, and an Asian food. See the website
for weekly menu items. Chandler is located on the corner of San
Pasqual and Holliston, directly across from Physical Plant.
- The Caltech Convenience
Store is open Monday-Friday, 9:30am-midnight, and 10:30am-11pm on
Saturday and Sunday. The have a small, but impressively complete
selection of foodstuffs, and assorted necessities. Hot dogs on a
rotisserie, salads and sadwiches in the refrigerators. Good assortment
of fine cheese!
- Every weekday, around 12:30pm, the famous Ernie's
truck appears in the parking lot in front of Spaulding on California.
sandwiches, grill items, friendly service and all very
- The Atheneum (the Caltech faculty club) is open
and dinner. However, you need to be a
or the guest of a member to eat
there, since all food/drinks are charged (no cash!). Cozy up to
one of the locals to sample the finery. Bonus points
for the student who can identify the major motion picture the Ath has
Restaurants Nearby Campus
Nearby food locations:
There are additional places further north on Lake, but remember, you
only have an hour for lunch, so these might be questionable.
Restaurants Nearby the Sheraton
You can't go wrong with some of the local places to be found in Old Town Pasadena.
Specific suggestions for dinner include:
- A'Float Sushi (map,
- Watch the boats float by!
- Goldstein's Bagels (map)
- Ask for the onion bagel, well toasted.
- Lucky Baldwin's (map,
- An authentic English pub in Old Town.
- Mezbaan Indian Cuisine (map,
- Often overlooked, this venue never disappoints.
- A complete listing
We are unable to provide internet access during the summer
school. Please note that use of the Caltech wireless network
requires registration of a wireless card MAC address which is only
available to Caltech students and staff.
Things to do for Traveling Companions
Pasadena and the surrounding area has a great many diversions for
individuals traveling with you while you're in class. A few
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