- Usual Seminar Time/Place:
1:10 -2 pm Tuesdays, B5
Hearst Field Annex, UC Berkeley
(Please note this is 50 minutes, questions outside of those during the talk start at 2 pm)
Hearst Field Annex is the temporary home of UC Astronomy while Campbell Hall is torn down and rebuilt. Office numbers of the form C-254 or D lounge or B5 are all in this complex of buildings. It is easily reached by foot from any of the hotels, and the simplest route is to come in along Bancroft Ave and turn north into campus.
The Astronomy Department office is in B and is the place to go when you arrive so that you can get a key to access the other buildings (which are all locked).
Large Campus Map
map with Astronomy/Physics and LBL marked
Logistical arrangements: Eric Essman firstname.lastname@example.org, (510) 486-5853 , fax (510) 486-6808
Mailing Address: MS 50A5104, LBNL, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA, 94720, USA
speaker Expense reimbursement form
Seminar organizer: Joanne Cohn
email@example.com, C-254 Hearst Field Annex
We will try to schedule day of the your talk with
meeting people in the group,
if you visit longer than a day the rest of your time is wide open for you to arrange as you'd like.
- Usual Visitor Office: tbd in HFA (Hearst Field Annex)
Other Local Berkeley Info
Getting to Berkeley
- Flying to Berkeley:
(OAK) is closest.
San Francisco airport (
SFO) is also nearby.
You generally do not need to rent a car, but if
you are taking a shuttle or taxi, allow time for traffic.
BART now goes to SFO airport. You want to get to the downtown
Berkeley stop (generally a train going to Richmond will do this,
some days/times there is no direct train and announcements will tell you
which trains have quick transfers).
To take BART from the Oakland Airport, look for an AirBart Bus and
take this to the BART station. The Bayporter is generally faster from
- Bayporter Airport Shuttles: 1-877-467-1800 to/from both OAK and SFO
(if calling from outside the bay area use 1-415-467-1800).
www.bayporter.com, reservations online.
To get picked up from the airport,
call them when your bags have arrived and they'll give
you a reservation and tell you where to wait. If you are arriving
at an unusual hour it may be good to verify with them that they'll
be there at that time.
To get a ride to the airport, try to call at least a day
- other services: Airport Commuter
(Limousine or Sedan Service) 1-888-876-1777 (toll free)
www.airportcommuter.com (reservations on-line),
East Bay Express Airporter (Van Service) 1-510-547-0404 (toll call)
Super Shuttle (Van Service) 1-800-258-3826 (toll free)
www.supershuttle.com (reservations on-line)
It is not recommended that you get a car, but if you do, here
is information on how to
drive to Berkeley
Staying in Berkeley
Please note--if you are a Tuesday speaker, your lodging arrangements should
be made by Eric Essman, as there are special LBL rates at many of
these places. The phone numbers are in case you need information from
the hotel, not to make your reservations. There may be difficulties reimbursing you if you make lodging arrangements on your own without coordinating either with
Eric or Joanne.
- Downtown Berkeley Inn
- Women's Faculty Club, on campus
- Men's Faculty Club,
(510)540-5678 Fax: (510) 540-6204
2600 Durant Avenue, Berkeley
(800)2-DURANT ((800) 238-7268) or (510) 845-8981
- Bancroft Hotel, 2680 Bancroft Way
(510) 549-1000, (800) 549-1002 (toll-free)
- French Hotel, 1538 Shattuck Ave
Hotel Shattuck Plaza,
2086 Allston Way, Berkeley
- Bed and Breakfast