ELEVENTH SYNTHESIS IMAGING WORKSHOP SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT
Most of the following information is available on the workshop web page
Registration is open as of February 4th. You may register by following the link
from the workshop web page (http://www.aoc.nrao.edu/events/synthesis/2008/).
The workshop is limited to 150 participants and is on a first come first serve
basis so register early. If you need a letter of invitation for a visa, please
request one as soon as you register. The registration fee is $150, early
registration ends May 15th after which the registration fee will be $170,
assuming there is still space available.
2. Registration Fee Payment
Registration for the School will not be considered complete until payment of the
registration fee has been received. If we have not received your payment by 15
May 2008 then your name may be dropped from the list of registered participants
to enable other people to attend. Please contact Amy Mioduszewski
if your circumstances make payment by May 15 difficult. The
registration fee is $150 if paid before May 15; after May 15 the late
registration fee will be $170, assuming space is still available. Payment of the
registration fee must be in US$. Payment options include:
Credit cards (Visa or Mastercard): provide the credit card number and
expiration date by FAX (+1-575-835-7027, Attention: AOC Receptionist) or phone
the receptionist at +1-575-835-7000. You may also e-mail the information to the
AOC Receptionist if you feel comfortable doing so, although it
is not recommended.
Personal checks drawn on a U.S. bank: send to AOC Receptionist, NRAO, P.O.
Box O, Socorro NM 87801. Make sure it is clear the check is for the workshop
registration fee and include a contact phone number.
Travelers checks: send to AOC Receptionist, NRAO, P.O. Box O, Socorro NM
87801. Make sure it is clear the check is for the workshop registration fee
and include a contact phone number.
Cash may be used only if paying at the meeting by prior agreement.
Purchase orders will not be accepted. Refunds will be given, less a $10
processing fee, until 28 May 2004. After 28 May, no refunds will be possible.
Please contact the AOC Receptionist by phone +1-575-835-7000 or
you have difficulties.
The registration fee covers NRAO-provided transport to and from the Albuquerque
airport and around Socorro for meeting activities, a copy of ASP Vol. 180, use
of the New Mexico Tech swimming pool and gym, snacks during the morning and
afternoon breaks on lecture days, the School dinner on Friday June 13, the
cookout and pool party on June 14, and a sack lunch at the VLA on June 15.
Except for the morning and afternoon breaks, the conference dinner, pool party,
lunch on the tutorial and VLA tour days, meals are not provided. A complimentary
continental breakfast is available at some of the motels, and numerous
restaurants are located near the motels. For dinner, several restaurants are
within walking distance of the motels.
We are working on setting up blocks of rooms at local hotels/motels. The
current list of hotels is at
A. Transportation To/from Socorro
Note: We must have your travel (including hotel/motel) information
for you to use the NRAO transportation. Please fill out this
form if you did not provide the info
NRAO will provide transport between Albuquerque Airport and Socorro. The times
of these buses will be set to best match the arrival times of workshop
participants when we have their flight information. Generally we plan to pick
up people from the airport 2-3 times on Monday, June 9th. Once we have more
information on when people are arriving we will set up a schedule. Then we will
take people to the airport on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 17th and the
morning of Wednesday, June 18th.
The trip takes about 1 hour 15 minutes. Further information will be mailed to
registered participants at the end of May, and will also be available on the
School web site.
If you are unable take advantage of the free NRAO shuttles provided above then
it is possible to arrange for transportation through American Transportation
(formerly known as Socorro Taxi). The cost is approximately $70 one-way per
person, and arrangements will be the responsibility of the traveler. Contact
American Transportation directly (firstname.lastname@example.org, or call, inside the US,
the toll-free number 1-800-991-4276 or, outside the US, +1-575-835-4276). A
credit card will be required, and reservations must be made well in advance.
Albuquerque-based taxis will not usually agree to take passengers to Socorro,
and if they do, they are extremely expensive.
B. Within Socorro
Buses will pick people up from the motels each morning take them to Workman 101
(lecture days), or to the AOC (data reduction tutorial day, 13 June), or to the
VLA (tour day, 15 June). On lecture days buses will leave from Workman 101 at
after the lectures to return to the motels. On the day of the Workshop dinner
buses will return to the motels the after the dinner.
transportation web page for further details as they become available.
ATMs are available in the Student Union Building on the Tech Campus, in Smith's
Supermarket, and at local banks in Socorro. Be sure to change any foreign
currencies into US dollars either in your home country or at a major US airport;
currency exchanges are not available in Albuquerque or Socorro.
7. Data Reduction Visits
If you would like to extend your stay to reduce data before or after the school,
you must make separate arrangements. Please see the
http://www.aoc.nrao.edu/epo/visitor/ web page for information for visiting
Please check with your local US embassy or consulate about visa requirements.
If you need a supporting letter from us, please send a request as soon as you
register via e-mail to Terry Romero.
9. Contact Information
If you have questions about the lecture program, or of a scientific nature,
address them to
Amy Mioduszewski. For assistance with
registration or other logistical arrangements (especially for participants
coming from outside the USA), please contact the Terry Romero
(tel: +1-575-835-7315; FAX: +1-575-835-7027). Registration fees
are handled by the
AOC Receptionist (tel: +1-575-835-7000; FAX +1-575-835-7027). The
telephone number for the main reception desk at the AOC is +1-575-835-7000
(Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm Mountain Time).
on behalf of the Scientific Organizing Committee