2019 Sagan Exoplanet Summer Workshop

Local Information

July 15-19, 2019
Hosted by The NASA Exoplanet Science Institute
at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

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Click on the following links for more information
Workshop Venues and Internet
Workshop Hotels
Lunches and the Workshop Dinner (coming soon)
Getting Around and Parking at Caltech

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 Baxter auditorium in Baxter Hall, #77 in quadrant C3 on this campus map. Baxter auditorium is located on the second floor of Baxter Hall and the building should be entered from the south side of the building, near the lily pad pond.

The opening gathering and the lunch with speakers will be held in the Dabney gardens outside of Dabney Hall, #40 in quardrant C4 on this campus map. The poster sessions will be held inside of Dabney Hall, entering off the garden courtyard.

The hands-on sessions will be held in Baxter Hall and 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 13)

We have reserved government rate ($180++) room blocks at the Pasadena Hilton and the Hotel Constance

Both are within walking distance of Caltech (see map).

  • Dusit reservation link (reservation deadline is June 13)
  • Hilton reservation link (reservation deadline is June 13)

  • Getting Around/Parking at Caltech

    To and from the airport

    One of the best and least expensive ways to get from LAX to Pasadena is to take the FlyAway bus to Union Station, then take the Metro Gold Line to Pasadena. The FlyAway bus departs from LAX every 30 mins, and takes around 30-45 mins to reach Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, depending on traffic. Once there you can take the Metro Gold Line to Pasadena. Visit the FlyAway bus website to purchase tickets before you travel. More information can be found here.

    You can also take a shared van ride which are available on a walk-up or reservation basis and usually cost between $25-$45. The vans are available outside of LAX baggage claim under the orange "shared ride van" sign.

    To and from the workshop

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

    You can also use the Pasadena Transit system. Route 10 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 (see map) 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).

    Click here for information and presentations from previous summer workshops.


    (last updated February 21st, 2020 09:27:36)