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Future Directions for Interferometry

The core workshop, which will focus on science opportunities, will be held on Nov 13-14, with meetings at the Four Points Sheraton (about 3 blocks from the NOAO offices). The extended workshop, addressing array concepts and roadmaps, will continue with meetings at the NOAO offices on Nov.15.

A block of rooms has been reserved for workshop participants at the excellent rate of $84.00 per night plus tax. Reservations may be made until October 10, 2006, or until the block of rooms is exhausted. Participants should make a room reservation well in advance to be sure of getting the meeting rate.

Meeting Hotel

Four Points by Sheraton
Tucson University Plaza
1900 East Speedway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone*: (800) 325-3535
Reservation Block: NOAO—National Optical Astronomy Observatory

It can be difficult to access 800 numbers from outside the U.S. For country-specific numbers:

Car or Shuttle?

If you do drive, the hotel offers free covered parking, or you can use the Arizona Stagecoach Shuttle (520-889-1000) for $20 each way.

A little tourism?

November is a great time to visit Tucson—not only for astronomy (the fraction of photometric nights is at its peak), but for tourism (the temperatures are pleasant at both valley and mountain elevations). If you are free to arrive one day early, you might enjoy a short drive to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Although called a museum, it is actually a zoo, and deservedly renowned as one of the finest in the world for its naturalistic environments.

A little gastronomy?

If you enjoy Mexican food and have time for one meal out, consider Mi Nidito, an inexpensive, unpretentious family restaurant that is a favorite of locals (no credit cards, no reservations).


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