ALMA Development Workshop Logistics

ALMA in the Coming Decade: A Development Workshop
Monday, Mar 21 - Tuesday, Mar 22, 2011
520 Edgemont Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903


The most recent agenda can be found at the Workshop Webpage.

Contact Information

Lyndele von Schill is the local administrative coordinator for the Workshop. She can be reached via email or at 434-296-0308.
Please feel free to call if you have questions or need assistance.

Participating via Video-conferencing?

The IP address for video-conferencing connecting is

Important - we will need your IP address in order to connect you to the conference. Please your IP information to Lyndele von Schill.

Streaming: Want to watch, but not participate?

Video stream address: mms://cod.nrao.edu:1800
(Note: Video stream has ~30 second delay and is not intended for real time interaction but is good for listen only.)

Traveling to and from Charlottesville

Information about traveling to Charlottesville by car, plane and train can be found here.

RIDE SHARE: Traveling between the airport and the hotel & between the hotel and NRAO

If you will be renting a car at the airport -or are planning to take a taxi to your hotel- and are willing to provide a ride for someone else, please go to our SharedRideChart to offer (and find) a ride.


Accomodations-slide-show10.jpg A block of rooms has been held at the Sponsors Residence Center on the Grounds of the University of Virginia.

A special rate of $95/night is available for Workshop participants. To register, call 434-243-5000 and ask for the "March 20-22 ALMA Development Meeting" rate.

The Sponsors Residence Center is a short drive to NRAO Headquarters (see directions below), and offers many comfortable amenities, including high-speed internet access, in-room microwave and fridge, laptop safe and continental breakfast.

Dining is available to guests, by reservation, in the Darden School's Abbott Center. If you would like to make reservations for dinner at the Abbott Center, speak to the receptionist in the Gatehouse.

For directions, use the following address: Darden Blvd, Charlottesville, VA 22906

Nearby Restaurants

Barrack's Road shopping center, about .5 mile from the Sponsor's Residence Center, is home to a number of nice restaurants. This link contains a diagram of the shopping center and a list of restaurants and shops.

Sponsors to Barracks Road.jpg

Directions From Sponsors Residence Center to NRAO

pdf PDF of Directions and Map

View Directions to 520 Edgemont Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903 in a larger map

From Sponsors Residence Center:
  • Turn Right onto Massie Road
  • At light, turn Left to stay on Massie Road
  • At light, turn right onto Copeley Rd; drive approximately 1 mile
  • At light, turn right onto McCormick Rd
  • At stop sign, turn right onto Edgemont Rd; drive approximately .2 mile
  • Look for National Radio Astronomy Observatory sign on right
  • Turn into parking lot
  • The Auditorium is just inside the main entrance of the NRAO

Walking? It's about 1.8 pedestrian miles from Sponsors Residence Center to the NRAO building (~30-40 minute walk) - using the above directions.

Directions from Sponsors Residence Center to NTC - and from NTC to NRAO

Directions to NTC from Darden Sponsors Executive Center:

Exiting from Darden Blvd., turn right onto Massie Road. At traffic light, turn left to stay on Massie. At traffic light, turn right onto Copeley Road. At traffic light, turn right onto Ivy Road. Continue on Ivy Road for 1+ mile.

Cross over the Rt. 29 bypass and continue past a couple of roads off to the right (White Gables Lane and Colridge Drive). Keep an eye out for a white ‘mansion’ on the right with brass sign BOXWOOD ESTATE. The entry to the NTC (Boxwood Estate Road) is just beyond the estate. It is easy to miss because sign (National Radio Astronomy Observatory Technical Center) is quite small.

Turn right onto Boxwood Estate Road and follow the road back. Ahead, there will be a white serpentine wall on right side. Continue to the end of the wall and turn right into parking area between the buildings (building on the right is the NTC) or turn left into lower parking area. Enter the NTC by door under the awning and go up the stairs to the 2nd floor (main level). From the stairs, bear to the left toward Lobby area/Mary Mayo’s office. She will provide further instructions.

Directions from NTC to NRAO, Edgemont Road:

When leaving the NTC via Boxwood Estate Road, make a left turn back onto Ivy Road. This can be dicey if there is considerable traffic. Once on Ivy Road, continue back across the Rt. 29 bypass to the Copeley/Alderman intersection. Turn right on Alderman and continue to first stoplight (McCormick); turn right on McCormick; at STOP sign, turn right onto Edgemont Road, and then into NRAO upper or lower parking lots.

-- LyndeleVonSchill - 2011-02-10
Topic revision: r14 - 2011-03-21, LyndeleVonSchill
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