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 2016 Summer School | Travel & Visa | Lodging | Registration | Program

Summer School in Statistics for Astronomers XII (May 31-June 4, 2016)

The 12th Summer School in Statistics for Astronomers will begin on Tuesday May 31, 2016 and conclude after a full day of instruction on Saturday, June 4, 2016.

Following the summer school, Statistical Challenges in Modern Astronomy VI research conference will be held starting on Monday June 6 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh PA. Interested individuals may either rent a car or use Megabus to travel to Pittsburgh PA.

A limited number of rooms with negotiated rates have been set-aside at Days Inn Penn State, which is conveniently located in Downtown State College, within walking distance to Thomas building, and to a variety of eateries. We encourage you to make lodging arrangements as soon as possible; lodging blocks will be released to the general public after May 6, 2016.

Contact the hotel directly to reserve the rooms at the group rates. Reservations for group blocks may not be made via the hotel website. Check with the hotel for cancellation policies. The stated rates are basic room charges per night. Taxes will be additional.

Days Inn Penn State
Rate: $76 Monday-Thursday and $101 Friday-Saturday (standard room)
Phone: 814-238-8454 ext. 101
Toll Free: 800-258-3297
Fax: 814-234-3377 (Attn: Cullum Wallace)

Attendees should reference PSU Astro Statistics Group Code "CGASC2" when making reservation. Individuals may also complete a reservation form (PDF/DOC) and fax or email to the address listed. Two business computers are available. Wireless and Ethernet hi-speed Internet are available for personal laptops. In-door pool. On-premises restaurant, plus many downtown restaurants nearby. Individual cancellations not received 24 hours prior to the day of arrival are subject to a cancellation fee of 100% of all anticipated charges. An airport shuttle is available (upon arrival to the University Park/State College airport, call the hotel from the courtesy phone located near baggage claim).

Additional lodging choices are listed at and Lion Country Lodging.