CAPS Team Meeting #19
Hosted by: Rice University
At: Rice Univsersity, Houston, TX October 28-29, 1999
Invite Letter
To: CAPS Team
From: Tom Hill
Subject: CAPS Team Meeting #19
Dear Colleagues,
As Dave Young indicated, I have the pleasure of hosting the next CAPS team meeting at Rice on Thursday-Friday October 28-29, 1999. The meeting will be on the second floor of the Faculty Club on the Rice campus, with group seating for lunch in the first-floor dining room. We may also ask the faculty club to provide the group dinner for Thursday evening. A modest conference fee (TBD) will be collected to cover meals, coffee breaks, room charge, etc.

The recommended hotel is the Crowne Plaza, located at 6701 So. Main St., about 1.3 km from the faculty club. They are holding a block of (30) rooms until 6 Oct. at a guaranteed rate of $85/night (single or double). The normal Rice rate is $89/night and the normal off-the- street rate is $140/night. To reserve your room, call 713-797-1110 or fax 713-797-1034 and mention the "Cassini Team" to get the group rate. If you have any problems, don't hesitate to call me (713-527- 4651) or Mrs. Umbelina Cantu (dept. administrator for Space Physics and Astronomy) at 713-527-4939. (If you call me, I will immediately take the problem to Umbe, so you might as well call her first.)

Houston Intercontinental Airport (aka "George Bush Intercontinental Airport") is located about 30 km north of the Rice campus and the hotel. The regional Houston Hobby Airport is located about 12 km southeast of Rice. Drive time in non-rush-hour traffic is ~ 45 min and 25 min respectively. Thus, Hobby is more convenient, but is available only for certain domestic routes. Shuttle busses run every 1/2 hour from each airport to the Crowne Plaza hotel.

More information will be provided in a future email. This should be enough to get you started. Don't forget, hotel reservations by 6 October to get the lower rate. And please let me know as soon as you have decided to attend, so that I can keep an accurate head count.

This email is going only to the lead contact at each co-I institution. Please forward it immediately to other team members at your institution.

I look forward to hosting you. The weather in Houston is pleasant that time of year, cool by our standards but balmy by most standards.

Tom Hill (