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33rd International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves

September 15 – 19, 2008
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena . California
USA

 

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Guest Program

Our on line Guest Program Sign Up is now closed. Please register for any or all of the programs below at the Guest Program table located in the Caltech Dabney Gardens on Sunday and Monday, Sept. 14th and 15th.


In addition to the Sunday evening registration reception at the Caltech Dabney Gardens, the Tuesday night reception at the Asia Pacific Museum, the Thursday evening banquet at the Caltech Athenaeum and the Friday afternoon tours of JPL, four additional afternoon outings have been planned for guests and conference attendees. Please review the events below and then go to our trip registration page for reservations and payment options.

Monday September 15th, 1:00-5:00 PM:
Lunch at the Pasadena Huntington Gardens cafe and/or Tea Room, followed by an afternoon at the fabulous Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens (only five minutes from the Caltech campus). The Huntington has 120 acres of exotic plants, a first class art collection and a world renowned collection of rare manuscripts.

Transportation:

Bus: A conference bus will be available for this event. The bus cost per person is $10. Please confirm the exact schedule and departure locations at the Guest Activities desk on Sept. 14th or 15th in the Dabney Hall registration area. Tentative schedule:
12:00 Noon- Departure from the Hilton hotel. Drop off at The Huntington Library and Gardens.
12:45 pm- Departure from Caltech campus (exact location to be determined). Drop off at The Huntington.
3:15 pm- Early departure from The Huntington parking lot front entrance. Drop off at Caltech, the Sheraton, Westin, and Hilton hotels.
4:15 pm- Last departure from The Huntington parking lot front entrance. Drop off at Caltech and the Hilton hotel.

Taxi service: Taxi cabs can be arranged on your own on the day of the trip: www.yellowcabpasadena.com tel. 1-800-750-4400 or 1-888-248-9222. The approximate cost is $12.00 one-way from Caltech campus.

Drive your own car: Parking is free.

Admission Fees:

$15.00 per person with payment at the site on the day of entry
$18.00 per person for admission plus a 2:00 pm Docent tour of the Huntington Estates lasting approximately one hour.

Food:

Lunch and snacks are available for purchase at The Huntington Café (no reservations needed).
A delightful traditional English Tea (tea, sandwiches, and dessert buffet) is available at the Rose Garden Tea Room at a cost of $24.95 plus tax.
Seating is limited and must be reserved by phone 1-626-683-8131 well in advance. If you wish to reserve a Tea and need help in doing so, please email Ronnie Siegel or Dale Yee.

Tuesday September 16th, 1:00-5:00 PM:
Afternoon trip to the recently refurbished Griffith Observatory and Samuel Olsen Planetarium (30 minutes by conference bus from Caltech campus).

Transportation:

Bus: A conference bus will be available for this event. The bus cost per person is $20. Please confirm the exact schedule and pick up locations at the Guest Activities desk on Sept. 14/15 in the Dabney Hall registration area. Tentative schedule:
1:00 pm- Departure from Caltech (exact site to be detemined). Drop off at Griffith Observatory.
4:15 pm- Departure from Griffith Observatory. Drop off at Caltech.

Taxi service: Taxi cabs can be arranged on your own on the day of the trip: www.yellowcabpasadena.com tel. 1-800-750-4400 or 1-888-248-9222. The approximate cost is $40.00 one-way from Caltech campus.

Drive your own car: Beware that parking is limited and may require an uphill walk from available spaces. Parking or meter fees may be needed.

Admission Fee:

Admission to the museum is free. The planetarium show cost is $7.00 per person and tickets must be purchased on site. We plan to make the 2:45PM showing. Seating may be limited.

Food:

Lunch and snacks can be purchased at the Griffith Observatory Cafeteria.

Wednesday September 17th, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM:
A fabulous trip to the multibillion dollar Getty Center of Los Angeles with breathtaking 360 degree views, unprecedented architecture and gardens, and a large collection of western art spanning the middle ages to present day. The Getty is approximately 45 minutes from Caltech campus and the trip will depart at 10:00 AM from Caltech (and area hotels) and return to Pasadena at approximately 4:00 PM.

Transportation:

Bus: A conference bus will be available for this event. The bus can take 55 people maximum. The bus cost per person is $25 round-trip. Please confirm the exact schedule and pick up locations at the Guest Activities desk on Sept. 14th or 15th in the Dabney Hall registration area. Tentative schedule:
10:00 am- Pick up will be from Caltech and the conference hotel. You must reserve a pick up location at the trip reservation page or at the Guest Activities desk on Sept. 14/15.
4:00 pm- Departure from The Getty Center with drop offs at the Hilton hotel and Caltech.

Taxi service: Taxi cabs can be arranged on your own on the day of the trip: www.yellowcabpasadena.com tel. 1-800-750-4400 or 1-888-248-9222. The approximate cost is $80.00 one-way.

Drive your own car: Parking is $8.00.

Admission Fees:

Admission to the Getty is free.

Food:

A number of low and higher cost restaurants and cafe's are open at the Getty for lunch and snacks.

Thursday September 18th, 12:30-2:00/4:00 PM:
A double treat with visits to the world class Norton Simon Museum of Art and the historic Gamble House (Greene and Greene, 1908) celebrating its 100th anniversary. Both are located in Pasadena only 10 minutes by car from Caltech campus. For those who want to squeeze in one activity without interfering with the technical sessions, a return bus from the Norton Simon will bring attendees back to the campus in time for the Thursday afternoon session. The Gamble House will be can only be visited by reserving a one hour tour starting at 3:30 pm. Space is limited to the first 45 people who sign up.

Transportation:

Bus: A conference bus will be available for this event. The bus cost per person is $15. Please confirm the exact schedule and pick up locations at the Guest Activities desk on Sept. 14th or 15th in the Dabney Hall registration area. Tentative schedule:
12:00 noon- Departure from the Hilton hotel. Drop off at the Norton Simon Museum.
12:45 pm- Departure from Caltech. Drop off at the Norton Simon Museum.
1:45 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:15 pm, 4:30 pm- Departures from the Norton Simon Museum, dropping off at Caltech and the Hilton hotel.
The 3:15 pm pick up at Norton Simon will also drop off visitors who have 3:30 pm tour reservations at the Gamble House. The 4:30 pm bus will pick up Gamble House visitors after their tour and return them to Caltech and the Hilton hotel.

Taxi service: Taxi cabs can be arranged on your own on the day of the trip: www.yellowcabpasadena.com tel. 1-800-750-4400 or 1-888-248-9222. The approximate cost is $13.00 one-way from Caltech campus.


Drive your own car: Parking is free.

Admission Fees:

Norton Simon Museum:
$8.00 per person can be purchased at the museum.
Gamble House Tour:
$12.50 per person, limited to the first 45 people who reserve before June 30th.

Food:

Lunch and snacks can be purchased at a small lunch counter at the Norton Simon Museum. There is no food available at The Gamble House. We can special order box lunches for those who wish to reserve and pre-pay.

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