JSI Workshop 2018:
Gravitational Wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop

December 1-4, 2018 -- College Park, Maryland

Odyssey ship photo

For a special social event, we have planned a scenic dinner cruise on the Potomac River on the evening of Monday, December 3 aboard the Odyssey.  Tickets are an extra purchase (not included in the base registration fee) but we are subsidizing the cost, especially for students, so we hope that all workshop participants will take advantage of this special outing.  Dinner cruise tickets will be $65 for non-students and $35 for students.  If you would like to bring a companion, additional tickets can be purchased for $65.  Tickets should be purchased online at the same time you register; or if you have already registered, you can add a ticket order to your registration up until November 18.  A limited number of tickets will be available for on-site purchase on December 1-3 at the Workshop Registration Desk.

The anticipated menu (one choice per course) is here: menu pdf.  Unlimited coffee, hot tea, iced tea and water are included; there will be a cash bar for other drinks.  Music will be provided by a live band.

We encourage you to dress nicely for the dinner cruise!  The Odyssey Cruises web site suggests: For women, cocktail wear, a dress or dressy-casual attire is appropriate. For men, collared shirts and dress pants are recommended. Dressy jeans are acceptable. Casual jeans, t-shirts, athletic shoes or flip flops are discouraged.

Bus transportation from the Hotel@UMD to the cruise terminal at Washington's Southwest Waterfront, and back, will be provided.  (Alternatively, you can drive if you have a car, or take the Metro Green Line to the Waterfront-SEU station.)  Buses will leave the hotel at 5:15 pm for boarding around 6:15 and a 7:00 cruise departure.  The cruise is scheduled to end at 10:00 and the buses should get back to the hotel around 11:00.  We are planning to ask the bus drivers to take a scenic route along the Washington Mall and past the Capitol building on the way back to the hotel, if time and weather permit.

Odyssey route