SARA's first-ever Western meeting will be held at the SETI Institute, which operates Project Phoenix, the privately funded continuation of NASA's former targeted Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. Their President is Dr. Frank Drake. The group recently completed observations at Arecibo and Parkes Observatory.
Our keynote speaker will be Seth Shostak, Public Programs Scientist for the SETI Institute and editor of SETI News. He will speak on Project Phoenix and give us the latest update. We have also asked for a tour of the SETI Institute.
This is a great opportunity to get to know other SARA members in your area... please join us!
Please come and share what you have been working on, or are planning to do! Notify Bob Lash if you are planning to present and wish to reserve a time. We will start presentations by members at 10:00 AM and continue until 5:00 PM on Saturday, November 18th. Lunch is included. Time slots are on a first-come, first-served basis. We will have a carousel slide projector and overhead transparency projector available.
Here are some suggested hotels that are within 5 miles from the SETI Institute. Please call the hotel directly to make reservations. There is a game at the Stanford Stadium on November 18th, so please book your room early!
Best Western Inn ($79 single, $89 double occupancy)
2300 W. El Camino Way, Mountain View
Dinah's Hotel ($90 single or double)
4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
Hyatt Rickey's Palo Alto($89 to $109)
4219 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
The closest airports are San Jose International (25 min.), and San Francisco International (45 min.).
The SETI Institute is located at 2035 Landings Drive, Mountain View.
>From San Jose take Highway 101 North to the Amphitheatre Parkway exit. As you come off the freeway, there is a stop light (Charleston). Turn right on Charleston. Go one block to Landings Drive and turn right. Landings Drive is a one block street that ends at three parking lots. Turn Left at the sign that says "Landmark" and follow the road about halfway to Building M. (Look for the clock tower.)
>From San Francisco take Highway 101 South to the Rengstorff Avenue exit. At the light, turn right and go over the highway. Then make a right at Charleston (first light) and another right onto Landings Drive. Landings Drive is a one block street that ends at three parking lots. Turn Left at the sign that says "Landmark" and follow the road about halfway to Building M. (Look for the clock tower.)
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