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Massive Galaxies over Cosmic Time II

A Workshop on Massive Galaxies over Cosmic Time II

Panchromatic observations and interpretations of the emergence of and feedback in galaxies at the top end of the stellar mass function.

Local Information


The conference will be held at the Arizona Inn. The meeting itself will be held in the Tucson room from November 1-3.


Getting to Tucson:

The best way to get to Tucson is to fly into Tucson international airport. Cheaper international flights may be available into Sky Harbor airport in Phoenix but a 2 hour shuttle bus ride will be needed to get from the airport to Tucson and an additional taxi ride will be needed to get to the Hotel from the bus stop.

Getting to the Arizona Inn:

By Car:

Directions to the Arizona Inn from Tucson airport by car be found here. Directions to the Arizona Inn from any location can be found here.

By Taxi:

A taxi from the airport will cost approximately $25 dollars and will take about 20 minutes, depending on traffic. Airport taxi information can be found here.

By Shuttle Bus:

Arizona Stagecoach offers service from Tucson airport to any location in town. Reservations are recommended and travel times may exceed those in a taxi because multiple destinations will be visited on every trip. Round-trip tickets from the airport to the Arizona inn cost $41 and one-way tickets cost $22.

Parking at the Arizona Inn:

Parking will be available free of cost at the Arizona Inn.

Transportation around Tucson:

The easiest way to get around Tucson is by car, although there is a public bus system. Taxis are also available to get around but usually have to be ordered since it is hard to flag them down on the street.


We will be having a reception at NOAO in our courtyard from 6-8pm on the evening of the 31st. The reception will not only be open to conference attendees, their guests, and spouses, but also people from NOAO and Steward Observatory. At the reception there will snacks and drinks but not a proper dinner.

We will be providing shuttle service between the Arizona Inn and NOAO for those of you who do not have a car or do not wish to drive. We will be picking people up at the Arizona Inn at 6:00pm and 6:20pm and will be making a return trip at 7:40pm and 8:00pm.

Directions to NOAO can be found here. Parking will be available in the NOAO parking lot at the location marked in this map.


At the conference:

Your registration fee includes breakfast, a morning coffee break, lunch, an afternoon coffee break and cocktails with snacks on Wednesday and Thursday after the meeting is finished.

Eating out in Tucson:

Tucson has many nice restaurants at a range of prices. A very nice list with reviews, prices, and descriptions can be found here, courtesy of our very own Romeel Davé. The Arizona Inn also has an excellent restaurant on the premises.

Conference Information:

Internet at the Conference:

Wireless internet will be available at the conference free of charge. People staying at the Arizona Inn will also have internet access in their rooms.


Posters will be displayed in the same room where we will be having the meeting, meals, and coffee breaks. The limit on the poster size is 2 feet wide and 4 feet high.


Invited talks will be 25 minutes + 5 minutes for questions. Contributed talks will be 15 minutes + 5 minutes for questions. Ample discussion time will has been included at the end of each session. We will only have facilities for people to give their talks with laptops.


There will be no proceedings but we will be collecting your electronic presentations at the meeting. These will then be accessible from the conference web site. People who presented posters will also be able to send their poster files to be presented in the same location as the talks.

Video taping:

All talks will be video taped and will available from the conference website shortly after the finish of the meeting.

Tucson Information:


The weather in Tucson in early November is excellent. The average daytime temperature is 77F (25C) and the average nighttime temperature is 50F (10C). The Arizona Inn has a nice swimming pool so feel free to bring a swimming suit (for impromptu underwater science discussions). Despite the warm daytime temperatures it does cool off quickly at night so bring something warm for the evening.

Things to do:

Tucson has various activities many of which are listed on the Tucson city web page.

Hike Details:

For those of you who signed up for the hike, it is strictly voluntary. If you don’t wish to go you don’t have to.

If you have any medical condition that might cause a problem on the hike we encourage you to choose an alternate activity, e.g. the Mirror Lab Tour.

There will be exposure to sun, heat, dirt, bugs, and possibly animals on the hike. It is therefore strongly advised that you bring comfortable shoes, a hat, and suntan lotion. The hike will not be very strenuous but the desert sun can still be quite intense and we do not want any grilled astronomers. You can bring your own water bottles but we will be supplying some small water bottles at the beginning of the hike.

Additional information about hike preparedness in Tucson can be found at


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