Astronomical Data Analysis Software & Systems XIV

October 24 - 27, 2004
Pasadena California

ADASS 2004

Conference Special Events

A Tour of The Huntington
Sunday, October 24

The Huntington Library, art collections and botanical gardens are in San Marino, just south of Pasadena. This event includes guided tour of the grounds and estate, as well as admission to all exhibits, galleries, and gardens. There will be approximately 1-1/2 hours for you to privately enjoy the grounds following the tour. The cost is $15 per person and transportation will be providedfrom the Conference Center. We can only accept a limited number of pre-paid reservations for this event. More information about The Huntington can be found here.

Tour of JPL's Multimission Image Processing Laboratory
Monday, October 25

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory is managed for NASA by the California Institute of Technology. Current JPL missions include the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity, the Cassini mission to Saturn, the Stardust mission currently transporting sample material from a Comet's tail back to Earth, the Galaxy Mission Explorer, and the Spitzer Space Telescope. JPL's Multimission Image Processing Laboratory (MIPL) processes image data from these missions, and also delivers [level-0] Spitzer science data to the Spitzer Science Center where pipeline processing and archival data product generation are performed. Attendees of ADASS-XIV may sign up for an evening visit to JPL and the Multimission Image Processing Laboratory. The tour will include an overview of MIPL capabilities and systems, a tour of the MIPL facility including viewing the latest results from the Mars Rover missions, and viewing of a film highlighting all JPL missions and activities. The tour is free and transportation will be provided from the Conference Center. More information about the Jet Propulsion Laboratory can be found here.

Advance reservations are required for the tour. JPL requires that all U.S. citizens, 18 years of age or older, present official, government issued photo identification (driver's license or passport) before being allowed entry. All non-U.S. Citizens 18 years of age or older must present a passport or resident visa (green card) before being allowed entry. Individuals without proper identification will not be admitted to the Laboratory.

Dinner at The FrontRunner
Banquet Menu
Tuesday, October 26

Frontrunner is Santa Anita Parkís dramatic new gourmet restaurant featuring a level of elegance, style and sophistication unlike any restaurant at any sports venue in the nation. Overlooking the finish line, this elegant, tropical themed restaurant features tiered seating for 532, glass enclosed exhibition kitchens, personal TVís on every table and more. The food is world class, contemporary California cuisine. The menu will be buffet style with salad, seafood, beef, bread and dessert. This is a truly fine restaurant that, as a bonus, just happens to be at a racetrack.

Deputy Principal Investigator Dr. Raymond Arvidson will give a presentation about the Mars Exploration Rover mission entitled "Spirit and Opportunity: The Mars Exploration Rover Mission"


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