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RXTE 10th Birthday Party & Mini-Conference!
January 12 & 13, 2006 at Goddard Space Flight Center
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Come help us celebrate 10 years of RXTE, with two great events! Out-of-town guests see our hotel information, below.


Thursday, January 12 - Birthday Party & Dinner
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM, GSFC Rec Center

Beer, wine, dinner, cake, reunion and celebration - all are invited! Tickets are $15 per person. Please pay in advance (see below). Attendees must have a GSFC regular or visitor badge, or must be a US citizen. If you are not a US citizen and have not already made arrangements for a visitor badge, then unfortunately we cannot get access to GSFC for you, in the time remaining before the event.

To purchase tickets:

    Attendees at GSFC, see either:
      Sandy Barnes Terri Shaffer Pam Levell
      T6 room 02 T6 room 26 B2 room 250
      x6-7780 x6-4645 x6-9662




    US Citizens without GSFC badges, or non-citizens with Visitor badges:

    Please call one of the below by Monday, January 9, 2006, and have your name added to the list of birthday party attendees. You may pay at the door, as long as we have your name on our list.

      Sandy Barnes: (301) 286-7780
      Terri Shaffer: (301) 286-4645

Friday, January 13 - "RXTE: A Decade of Exploring the Extreme Universe" Mini-Conference
8:20 AM - 4:30 PM, GSFC Building 3

Join us for a mini-conference celebrating RXTE science, with invited talks and poster session. The The Agenda includes galactic and extragalactic science, theory and observation. To participate in the poster session, contact Dr. Jean Swank. There is no charge for attending the conference; anyone with a regular or visitor Goddard badge, or US citizenship may come. We regret that there is now insufficient time to arrange visitor badges for non-US citizens, if you have not already done so.

To attend:

    Attendence is free, but please RSVP to one of the below. Give your name and say whether you will have a Goddard badge (regular or visitor), or not. Attendees without a Goddard badge will not be able to gain access if they do not RSVP.

      Sandy Barnes: (301) 286-7780
      Terri Shaffer: (301) 286-4645


Hotel & Transportation for Out-of-Town Guests

Hotel

We have reserved a block of rooms at:

    Holiday Inn Greenbelt NASA/Goddard
    7200 Hanover Drive
    Greenbelt, MD 20770
    1-888-HOLIDAY (888-465-4329)
    make reservation
    mention group name "XTE Birthday/NASA"
    Rooms must be reserved before Dec. 29, 2005.
    Cost: $134 for Jan. 12, $89 for Jan 13

Transportation

From AAS to Holiday Inn, Greenbelt:

You can take Metro (the Washington, D.C. subway) from the AAS hotel to the Holiday Inn, Greenbelt. The AAS hotel (Marriott Wardman Park Hotel) is near the Metro's "red line" station, Woodley Park-Zoo. Enter the Woodley Park-Zoo station, and follow these directions:
  • Get on Metro's "red line" toward Glenmont
  • Get off the red line at Ft. Totten
  • Transfer to Metro's "green line" to Greenbelt
  • Get off at Greenbelt (last stop on the line)
  • Take a cab to the Holiday Inn, Greenbelt ($8)

From Holiday Inn, Greenbelt to NASA/Goddard (GSFC):

The Holiday Inn has a shuttle bus, and we are making arrangements for it to transport Birthday Party and Conference attendees to and from Goddard. We will also try facilitate car and cab pooling to the extent possible, and local Goddard folk will also be offering rides. Details will be posted here later, or available at the "HEASARC" booth at the AAS meeting.

From Greenbelt to Airport:

There are shuttle services from the Holiday Inn, Greenbelt to all area airports (Dulles, BWI, and Reagan National). Details are available at the Holiday Inn, Greenbelt. Visitors may also arrange for van or shuttle service to pick them up from the GSFC Visitor Parking lot, in front of the GSFC Main Gate.


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