2005 Michelson Summer Workshop - Local
You are strongly urged to print this page
and any appropriate maps.
A final copy of the agenda, including slides for most of the
presentations, is available here.
Bus Transportation between the Pasadena Sheraton
and the Caltech Campus
Each morning the bus will make 2
trips (the first at 7:30
AM and the second at 8:00 AM)
from the Pasadena Sheraton to the
One bus will not be able to
accommodate all of the workshop
participants. A limited amount of
donuts, pastries, etc. will be available starting at 7:45 each morning. Get on the 7:30 bus if you want some! We will also have internet access available. Please note that food and drinks are not allowed in the Beckman Institute
If you miss the
second bus, you can either take the
30 minute walk from the Sheraton to Campus or
contact the Sheraton shuttle. Please note that either of these
options will likely not get you to campus before the morning
Once the presentations are over
each afternoon, the bus will
make 2 trips from the Caltech campus back to the Sheraton.
Sunday Evening Reception & Registration
There will be a reception in the courtyard area outside the Beckman Institute Auditorium (not to be
confused with the Beckman Auditorium) on campus from 7: 00 - 9:00 pm.
This will include an opportunity to register for the summer workshop,
and sign up for the tour of Mt. Wilson and the workshop banquet. Light
snacks (not dinner) will be provided.
Wednesday Afternoon Tour of Mt. Wilson
noon on Wednesday we will take 2 buses up to Mt. Wilson for a tour of
the observatory's telescopes. The buses will only hold 110
people, so sign up early! Guests are welcome on a
space-available basis. There will probably not be
enough time between the end of the presentations and our departure to
go and buy lunch. Therefore, you can purchase a Subway box lunch
for $5 (in cash, correct change is appreciated). This will
include a 6" sandwich (your choice of ham,
turkey, or veggie), chips, a cookie, and a bottle of water. You must order and pay for your lunch when you
pick up your badge at the registration table. We will not
have extra lunches available to purchase on Wednesday, and there are no
food or drink facilities available on the mountain. We can not
issue any refunds on the lunches.
will likely be hot at the observatory, so please dress appropriately
for walking in hot, dry weather. We will provide each of you with
a bottle of water (in addition to the water purchased with
lunch). If you would like to have more water, please bring it
with you, as there are no food or drink available on the
mountain. The tour will last approximately 2 1/2 hours, with an
additional travel time of about 1 hour each way.
For more information on the Mount Wilson Observatory, please see: http://www.mtwilson.edu/
Once we return to Pasadena, the buses will have stops at both the
Caltech campus and the Sheraton.
Thursday Evening Banquet
To be held from 6:30 - 9:00 pm 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. The price
will be $22 per person (exact change is greatly appreciated!!), payable
in cash when you arrive 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
space-available basis. We will not
be providing bus transportation for this event.
We are happy to provide internet access during the summer workshop so
everyone can follow along with the speaker's presentation.
Instructions on connecting will be provided at the registration table.
Athletic Facilities Access
We have arranged for you to use the Braun
Athletic Center facilities free of charge when you show your
workshop badge. The center's summer weekday hours are 6 AM - 10
PM. The building is located on South Wilson Avenue. See the
local campus map below for the exact location.
Maps are available for:
Bus transportation will be provided between the Sheraton and the
If you are driving to campus and require parking, parking instructions were
already provided to you in your travel guidelines (sample copy).
Pasadena Area Restaurants
Food on Campus
There are a number of options for lunch on the Caltech campus:
We are not able to provide lunch as part of the summer workshop
- Visit the Caltech Dining Services
page for detailed information on campus eateries.
- 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 and 15 minutes for lunch, so these might be
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
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
2005 Michelson Summer Workshop
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, July 24-29,