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Summer School in Statistics for Astronomers VI

June 7-12, 2010
Supplement on Statistics and Computation for Astronomical Surveys
June 12-14, 2010

 

Air travel:
Delta, United Express, and US Airways Express serve the University Park Airport (State College PA, airport code SCE) located six miles from the summer school site. Connections can be made through Detroit (DTW), Washington-Dulles (IAD), Philadelphia (PHL). Taxi and shared limousine services are available at the State College/University Park Airport.  Car rental is available at the airport but is not needed.  Airport shuttle is available for participants staying at Days Inn Penn State (prior to or upon arrival to the University Park Airport, call the hotel at 814-238-8454 or 800-258-3297 to schedule courtesy airport pick-up). Be sure your final destination airport code is SCE

Ground travel:
Route I-99 connects State College with I-80 and I-70.  The campus is within driving distance of many major cities, including Harrisburg (1.5 hours, 90 miles); Pittsburgh (3 hours, 137 miles); Philadelphia (3.5 hours, 194 miles); Baltimore (3.5 hours, 155 miles); Washington, D.C. (4 hours, 190 miles); and New York City (5 hours, 250 miles). Driving directions are available here and campus maps are here .   Greyhound bus service is available from major cities to State College, Pennsylvania.


Visa information:
International participants arriving from outside the United States with passports from 35 countries in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) who have machine-readable passports may be able to travel without a visa. However, a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval is required for all participants in VWP to travel to the United States. ESTA is a free, automated system used to determine the eligibility of visitors to travel to the United States under the VWP. Participants from other countries will need a B-1 (business) visa or B-2 (tourist) visa.

Note: Obtaining U.S. visas may require a visit to a U.S. consulate or embassy, payment of a fee, and significant wait time. Please contact the local U.S. consulate or embassy for the up to date information.

Letter of invitation:
Individuals requiring an official letter of invitation in order to attend the summer school may write to John Farris at JLF30@outreach.psu.edu. This may be needed to obtain a visa or permission to attend the meeting, and is unrelated to any assistance with costs. Please include your name, professional title, business address, phone number, and e-mail address. The letter will be provided as a read-only e-mail attachment. Note: a letter of invitation is provided only after the individual has completed registration for the summer school.




NSFDepartment of StatisticsEberly College of ScienceDepartment of Astronomy and Astrophysics