2020 Sagan Exoplanet Summer Workshop

Local Information

July 20-24, 2020
Hosted by The NASA Exoplanet Science Institute
at Beckman Insititute Auditorium, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Workshop Venues

All the workshop locations, as well as places to eat on campus, are summarized on this map.

The workshop lectures will be held on the campus of Caltech in the Beckman Institute Auditorium in the Beckman Institute, #74 in quadrant B3 on this campus map.

The opening gathering, posters, and the lunch with speakers will be held in the courtyard area and lawns outside of the Beckman Institute.

The hands-on and breakout sessions will be held on the 4th floor of Keith Spalding building, #6 in quadrant B5 on this campus map.

Click here for information on local emergency and pharmacy services.

Internet Access

Eduroam and wireless internet access will be available during the workshop.

Workshop Hotel (reservation deadline June 16)

We have reserved a government rate ($180++) room block at the Pasadena Hilton located a little over a mile from campus (see this area map).

Hilton reservation link

We have been notified that housing pirates have been contacting those registered. This is a scam and should be ignored. The only way to officially reserve rooms for the workshop is using the link above. Please read this piracy warning here.

Workshop Dinner, Coffee and Lunches (ordering site coming in June)

Due to NASA regulations we are not able to provide coffee to workshop attendees. There are options on campus and nearby to purchase coffee and we may also arrange for coffee delivery for a small fee. Additionally, we will arrange an ordering site for box lunches to be delivered to the workshop to facilitate the lunches with speakers. We are also planning a dinner for workshop attendees. More information and the ordering site will be available in early June, along with the sign up to have lunch with speakers.

Getting Around and Parking at Caltech

To and from the airport

Information on the many ways to get from the Los Angeles International airport (LAX) to Pasadena is available here and include:

To and from the workshop

We are not able to provide transportation between the hotel and Caltech. The Hilton has a courtesy shuttle that may be available; please make arrangements with the front desk the day before.

Route 10 on the Pasadena Transit system will take you to the Caltech campus.

Parking at Caltech

In order to park on the Caltech campus, you must purchase a visitor parking permit at a pay station and abide by Caltech parking regulations.

Visitor permits may be purchased per day or per week. A daily permit is valid through the end of the business day (5:00 pm) on which the permit is purchased. Visitors are required to display a permit if their vehicle is parked on campus between 7am-5pm, Mon-Fri. and can only park in commuter zones (parking spots that are not specifically marked for Students, Carpools, Reserved, or Handicapped parking).


(last updated February 25th, 2020 16:51:52)