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CMS Muon Endcap Meeting - Florida Tech, Feb 2006


CMS Muon Endcap Meeting

Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, FL

February 17 & 18, 2006

Hosted by the Florida Tech CMS Muon Group

  • Meeting Location 

2nd Floor Conference Room


Department of Physics & Space Sciences

W. University Boulevard

Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, FL 32901

  • Registration & Internet access

Please register for the meeting with a brief email to Marcus to let us know that you plan to attend

so that we can get a basic head count. Please register by Jan 9, 2006 !

If you want to use your laptop for Internet access during the meeting, please

1) indicate in your mail if you can use wireless access or if you need a cable. If possible, we'd like to go

    all wireless during the meeting.

2) IMPORTANT: please email the MAC address of your laptop to me as the university requires all 

    network devices on campus to be registered before they can be used. I'd like to do this ahead of time to  

    save us a headache during the meeting.

  • Travel

Air Travel

Melbourne Int'l Airport (MLB)

10 min from campus, nationally served by Delta Airlines.

If you reserve early enough (>4 weeks ahead of time), prices are fairly competitive

with flying to Orlando. The Melbourne airport is much more convenient and pleasant.

1 hr 15 min from campus, served by all major airlines.

Rental cars

Cars can be rented at either airport.

Directions to Campus

From Melbourne Airport to Campus


Hotels (updated 2/7)

We have group reservations at reduced conference rates with hotels which are

5 minutes by car from campus: 

We have a block reservation for 10 rooms (5 Double, 5 King) for the nights of Thu 2/16 and Fri 2/17 (departing Sat) at the

Suburban Lodge, $49.99 per night (plus tax)

1125 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Melbourne, FL 32901

(321) 768-9777

You must make your individual reservation by 1/27 to get this rate! Please mention "CMS Meeting at Florida Tech" to get this (reduced) rate.

We have a second block reservation for 15 rooms at the Melbourne Hilton,

which is right next door to the Suburban Lodge, for the nights of Thu 2/16 and Fri 2/17 (departing Sat) at a greatly reduced rate (regular rate is $219.95) :

Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place, $119.95 per night (plus tax)

200 Rialto Place

Melbourne, FL 32901-3092
Tel: (321) 768-0200 

Fax: (321) 956-7247

More expensive, but, hey, it's a Hilton ! Note: The block reservations has been extended until 2/10/06.  After that you most likely will have to pay regular rates. Again, please mention "CMS meeting at Florida Tech" to get this special rate.

Here's contact information for some more area hotels & motels that are a few minutes drive from campus and as of mid-January offer reasonable rates.

Note that it is tourist season in Florida and that this particular weekend is "Daytona 500"  weekend with demand for accomodation spilling over all the way down to Melbourne, so nothing will be "cheap" and availability can be limited.

Please make your individual arrangements directly with these hotels:

Space Coast Days Inn - Palm Bay $68

4700 Dixie Highway NE (US 1)
Palm Bay, FL, 32905
(321) 951-0350

Howard Johnson, $109.95

4431 West New Haven Avenue
West Melbourne, FL 32904

Melbourne Days Inn Riverside
(321) 727-2950
1423 S Harbor City Blvd
Melbourne, FL 32901

A useful list of more local accomodation is here:  List of local hotels in Melbourne


Campus Visits (general info)

Campus Parking

There is ample parking near the F.W. Olin Physical Sciences Building that you are welcome to use. However, you will need a visitor's parking sticker to park on campus to avoid getting ticketed. When you arrive, please see the department secretaries (Irene Nash or Elaine Carlyle-Stearns) to get a sticker. The department office is located on the right hand side of the main lobby on the first floor. Enter through the which is opposite a retention pond with a fountain and you will find yourself in the lobby with the department office to your right.

  • Group dinner    

                     Friday, 7:30pm at the City Tropics Bistro in Indialantic.

                     This place is across the Indian River Lagoon and just one block from the ocean.

Last update: 2/28/2006 by Marcus Hohlmann