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The meeting will take place at the Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics and at the LIGOLab in the West Bridge building on the Caltech campus. We will meet the first day at 9.00 in the Hameetman Auditorium, on the ground floor of the Cahill building.

Parking at Caltech

The parking lot closest to Cahill is immediately South of it (highlighted in the above map). Parking costs $9 for all weekdays and is payable at nearby Pay Station vending machines. Park in any unreserved parking space. There is no charge for parking on weekends. More information is available from the Caltech Parking web site.

Local restaurants

There are many restaurants located within walking distance of the Caltech campus. See VisitPasadena for a list of possibilities.

A few blocks away from campus is Lake Avenue where, going north from California Blvd, you will find many retail stores and restaurants. There are some local restaurants here as well as familiar chains, and some have wait service while others are of the fast-food variety. Further away still with a long walk or a short car ride is the Old Town district of Pasadena. There are many restaurants, shops, and some bars here. Paseo Colorado is an outdoor mall just east of Old Town that also has some good restaurants, bars, and even a wine bar. There are also restaurants along Colorado Ave and along Green St, but they are less concentrated than in Old Town.

There are several places in the area to grab food and drink. The Broad Cafe is directly West of the Keck center. The Browne Cafe is a place on campus where you can have your lunch, sit outdoors, and enjoy a post-meal coffee at the Red Door Cafe in the sunshine.

Other places to get food on the Caltech campus include:

Broad Cafe
M-F 7:30am - 2:30pm

Browne Dining Hall (see map above for location)
M-F 7:00am - 3:30pm; Sat and Sun 9:00am - 3:00pm

Red Door Marketplace (coffee and convenience store located near Browne)
M-F 7:00am - 2:00am; Sat and Sun 3:00pm - 2:00am

You can check the Caltech dining page for more information, including menu options.