General Information for the 10th Summer
Synthesis Imaging Workshop
- Arriving by plane and car
- Registration Fee
- Financial Aid We found out 5/5/06 we will
not be able to offer financial aid.
- What to pack
- Internet Access
- Gym & Pool Access
- Workshop Photos
Registration begins February 1, 2006.
The deadline for early registration is April 3. After the deadline the
registration fee will increase by $50.
Please note: Attendance will
be limited to the first 150 people to register and in past years the
Workshop has filled well before the registration deadline.
Dates of the workshop
The Workshop will start at 8:30 AM June 13 and run through 12:00 noon on
June 20. There will be a welcoming reception and you may pick up your
information packet, dorm room keys and UNM meal card from 6PM to 9PM on
June 12 in the Dorm Central Lounge.
If you are flying in, you arrive at ABQ -- Albuquerque Sunport. Please
send us your flight information when you make your reservations. We will
post more information about getting from the airport to UNM. You might
check Southwest http://www.southwest.com/ as well as
Travelocity, Expedia or Orbitz.
We have endeavored to set up the Workshop so that you do not need to rent a
car. Should you bring a car, you will need to purchase a parking permit
for the Workshop duration, which will be $26.25 total, and will allow you
to park in the "D" or "R" lots on the UNM campus. UNM students have long
ago exasperated nearby neighborhoods so it won't be easy to park a car
nearby without getting a ticket.
If you are driving you can get MapQuest directions to "2500 Carlisle Blvd
NE, Albuquerque NM" which is the address of the dormitory parking lot.
The registration fee for the workshop is $185.00. This includes a copy of
Synthesis Imaging in Radio Astronomy II, 1999 edited by Taylor, G.B.,
Carilli, C.L. & Perley, R. A., banquet and picnic dinners, food and
drink at the breaks and most lunches.
We strongly encourage you to register via the form, by credit card. If you
are unable to do that, we suggest you borrow a credit card from a friend
or parent, or ask your advisor to use her/his card. If none of these are
possible, you may send you registration fee by check or by wire transfer.
These methods cost us money and time, so the web form/credit card is
greatly preferred. If you pay by check or wire transfer, you must email us
a text version of the registration form.
As of 5/5/06 our NSF proposal was turned down, therefore we will be
offer financial aid to US students
There is some chance of getting limited financial aid for US or Mexican
students only. If we do acquire a funding source, the most likely award
will be ~$350 to cover domestic airfare. If you have not already done so,
please contact Kristy.Dyer@nrl.navy.mil, to be placed on the list, to be
notified if funding comes through. We regret we have no possible funding
for any students who are not at US or Mexican institutions.
We have arranged for very inexpensive housing in the Hokona Hall, a UNM
dormitory: $16.50 per night per person doubles, and $20.50 per night
singles (hotels in Albuquerque range from $40-150 per night). The default
reservation is the night of June 12 through the night of June 19. You may
also reserve a few days earlier or later. All sleeping rooms are
air-conditioned, with individual room control, windows that open, free
on-campus & Albuquerque telephone call. The rooms come with a towel,
sheets and blankets. Restrooms are down the hall. Most of the SSIW
participants will be staying there -- this should be a good place to hang
A virtual tour of Hokona is at
The 24 hour dormitory information desk number is 505-277-9203.
During registration you can give the name of your preferred same-sex
roommate, or you may email it later. University of New Mexico rules
prevent mixed-sex roommates (also, rooms are convenient to EITHER a men's
or women's bathroom).
If you do not wish to stay in the dorms, you may make reservations at one
of the following hotels which provide a shuttle to the university. Ask for
the UNM room rate. Please do join us at the Welcoming Reception, even if
you are not staying at the dorms.
of hotels with shuttles to UNM
Please email us when you have made your hotel reservation.
You may purchase all-you-can-eat breakfast ($6.15) and dinner ($7.30) by
cash or credit card at La Posada Dining, near Hokona Hall. Your Conference
Card has Lobo Cash (UNM meal card) to cover lunches at the cafeteria on
the days when we will be on the UNM campus. La Posada has
many different food options (including vegetarian) -- we've eaten there
and it's quite good.
We will provide a sack lunch for the tour of the Very Large Array and a
pizza lunch will be served at the NRAO Array Operations Center for the
The Student Union Building (SUB) has a variety of brand-name fast-food
(including Starbucks). For dinner we will also compile a list of
recommended restaurants within walking distance to UNM. Many of these
establishments are across Central Avenue, just south of campus.
What to pack?
Albuquerque is a near-desert climate. Bring summer clothes, sweaters for
air-conditioned indoors, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottle and a hat
with a brim. Bring a camera for the Very Large Array tour, a swimsuit for
the NMT pool party. Bring good walking shoes for the tour and possible
hike (note that it is a ten minute walk from the dorms to the lecture room
and from the lecture room to lunch). Staying in the dorms? Bring a robe
We do not have plans at this time to provide computers for email access.
Rooms in Hokona Hall have internet jacks (ethernet) available, bring a
cable. The lobby and lounge in Hokona Hall have wireless.
If you stay in the UNM dorms, you may use the UNM Gym & Pool for a $5
entrance fee. Facilities and hours are described at http://www.unm.edu/recservices/openrec.htm
After the school you will be invited to submit your digital photos to
share on the Workshop web page.