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Itinerary For Michael Thorburn Visit

Charlottesville, NRAO HQ, September 10-14, 2011

Charge Code: 773100 CRC 22

Voucher for Hertz Rental at IAD

Arrive Sep 10th Check-in Residence Inn Charlottesville

Reservation Copy #86566914 ResidenceInn.jpg

NRAO - 520 Edgemont Road, Room 230, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903

Map with directions from the Residence Inn to NRAO Headquarters.

Note that the hotel is on Millmont Ave (top right of map). Follow the pink line to NRAO.

Local Contact: Lyndele von Schill - 434-296-0308 (office); 434-295-4481 (home); Room 241

Michael's Office at ER: 255

Charlottesville "Tourist" Info

Things to do in Charlottesville

The Charlottesville Downtown Mall is a popular place - especially if the weather is nice. Directions from the Residence Inn to Parking Garage at Downtown Mall

Sunday, September 11

Local Contact: Steve White - 304-456-4064 (please call him if you change your mind about the visit).

Steve will meet you at the main entrance to the Jansky Lab. The operator can open the door remotel.

  • 11:00 AM (approx.) Arrival at GBT

Green Bank "Tourist' Info

Info about Green Bank

Maps Green Bank/Charlottesville

Driving Directions from Charlottesville to Green Bank

Monday, September 12

Map with directions from the Residence Inn to NRAO Headquarters.
  • 11:00 AM Roland Block (ESO - HRAG)
  • 1:00 PM Art Symmes (NA Antenna PT Lead)
  • 2:00 PM David Halstead
  • 3:00pm Faye Giles (HR)

Tuesday, September 13


[Just in case you decide to drive yourself]

Map from NRAO HQ to NTC

Directions from NRAO to NTC

Contact at NTC: Mary Mayo (Phone #0358)

  • 10:00 AM Skip Thacker (NA Front End IPT co-lead)
  • 11:00 AM John Effland & Mike Shannon (NA FEIC)
  • 12:00 noon Lunch with Bill Shillue & Eric Bryerton (BE photonics & LO engineers)
  • 1:30 PM Rich Lacasse (Correlator IPT Lead)
  • 2:00 PM Return to Edgemont Road (ER)

AT NRAO HQ (Edgemont Road):

  • 2:30 PM Russ Smeback
  • 3:00 PM Fred Lo (in Fred Lo's Office)
  • 3:30 PM Ted Miller
  • 4:30 PM Phil Jewell

Wednesday, September 14th


Directions from Residence Inn to Boar's Head Inn

  • 8:30 AM - Meet members of Director's Council** during the Continental Breakfast preceding the DC Retreat. Michael will drive to the Boars' Head; Mark McKinnon will meet him there. They will drive back to ER in Michael's car.

** Directors Council -

  • Fred K.Y. Lo, Director of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory
  • Shoken Miyama, Director General of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan
  • Thijs de Graauw, ALMA Director
  • Tim de Zeeuw, Director General of the European Southern Observatory


  • 10:00 AM Carol Lonsdale (NAASC)
  • 10:30 AM Jim Firmani
  • 11:30 AM John Hibbard (NAASC)
  • Noon - Depart for IAD

Socorro, September 14-17

Arrive ABQ evening of 14th, Pick up rental car Voucher for Hertz Rental in ABQ

Directions from ABQ airport to Holiday Inn Express, Socorro:
  • Distance: 77.0 MI/123.92 KM SOUTH to Hotel
  • Take I-25 South to Socorro, NM, Exit 150 into Socorro, after the first stop light in Socorro, Holiday Inn Express, hotel will be on your left hand side off of California Street.

Check into Holiday Inn Express, Socorro 9/14 (check out 9/17) Conf #62115031 (booked by Connie at SOC)

VLA Thursday, September 15th

HOTEL: Best Western Hotel, Confirmation #79444 for night of September 15th

Local Contact: Lori Appel -

  • 8:30 AM Dale Frail (Assistant Director for EVLA/VLBA Operations)
  • 9:30 AM Gene Cole and Chris Langley (Site Manager, Division Head for Engineering Services)
  • Chris and Gene will take Michael on a tour of the VLA. [Michael, you will all likely be driving in your rental car]
  • 3:00 PM John Thunborg (ES Deputy Division Head - antennas, servo, auto mechanics, facilities maint)
  • Return to Socorro evening of 15th

Friday, September 16th

HOTEL: Booked night of 16th into Sheraton Inn Airport in ABQ - Thorburn_Hotel_in_ABQ_9-16.pdf Also confirmed directly with the hotel.

  • 10:00 AM Peggy Perley (Deputy Assistant Director for VLA/VLBA Operations (engineering & operations)
  • 11:00 AM Ephraim Ford (ALMA Backend IPT Lead)
  • 12:00 Noon Steve Durand (Head of the EVLA/VLBA Electronics Division)

Flight Itinerary

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2 AA 1572 N 10SEP DFWIAD 0755

3 AA 848 O 14SEP IADDFW 1555

4 AA 1507 O 14SEP DFWABQ 1925

5 AA 3723 O 17SEP ABQLAX 0605

6 AA 3104 O 17SEP LAXSJC 1030

7 AA 1716 N 20SEP SJCDFW 1215

8 AA 945 N 20SEP DFWSCL 2130

-- LyndeleVonSchill - 2011-08-15
Topic revision: r23 - 2011-09-23, LyndeleVonSchill
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