Practical Information

PCGM27 Location:

Hameetman Auditorium
Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics
California Institute of Technology
1216 E. California Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91125

Lodging Information:

There are a number of motels in Pasadena, several within walking distance of Caltech (e.g., search for "motels" using the Google Map below). Many local motels offer discounted rates to Caltech visitors (usually available by phone if you ask, but not via the internet). The closest motels to the Cahill Center (in alphabetical order) are:

Saga Motor Hotel
Distance to Cahill: 1.3 miles
1635 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106
Phone (626) 795-0431
Caltech Visitor Rate: $77+tax for 1 person; $84+tax 2 people.

Vagabond Inn
Distance to Cahill: 0.8 miles
1203 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106
Phone (626) 449-3170
Caltech Visitor Rate: $79+tax for 1-2 people.

West Way Inn
Distance to Cahill: 1.3 miles
1599 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106
Phone (626) 304-9678
Caltech Visitor Rate: $65+tax for 1 person; $69+tax 2 people.

Parking at Caltech:

Parking is available in the underground parking garage located under the Athletic Field adjacent to the Cahill Center (see map below). Access to this garage is via the road running beside the Tennis Courts from California Blvd, see this map. Parking costs $6 for all day Friday (free Saturday), payable at the Pay Station vending machine on the B1 level in the southeast corner of the garage. Park in any unreserved parking space.

Airport Transportation:

For those flying into the Los Angles area for PCGM27, several modes of transportation are available from the airports to Pasadena: Public Transportation via bus and light rail connections is available from LAX for about $8.25 (each way). Shared ride van companies (e.g. Super Shuttle or Prime Time Shuttle) provide transportation from several of the local airports to the Caltech campus or any of the local motels for about $30 (each way) from LAX (more from the other airports). Reservations can be made in advance (e.g. via the internet), but reservations from LAX to Pasadena are not required. Catch the Super Shuttle or Prime Time vans at one of the designated stops just outside the baggage claim areas. Shuttle2LAX also offers transportation to Pasadena area destinations from LAX for $20 (each way). Book reservations for Shuttle2LAX in advance on line.

Internet Access:

Wireless Internet access will be available during the meeting for PCGM27 participants. Information about how to connect will be provided at the meeting.

Local Restaurants:

There are many restaurants located within walking distance of the Caltech campus. See this local area map for a list of possibilities.

Food is also available at several places on the Caltech campus:
Chandler Dining Hall (see map below for location): M-F 7:00am - 3:30pm
Broad Cafe (located just north of the Broad Center, see map below): M-F 7:45am - 2:30pm
Red Door (coffee house located in the Winnett Center, see map below): M-F 7:45am - 5:30pm
C-Store (convenience store located near Chandler): M-F 9:30a - 1:00am; Sat 11:00am - 10pm

Caltech Area Map: