The second JETSCAPE winter school will be held from the morning of January 9 to the morning of January 11. The JETSCAPE workshop will be held from the afternoon of January 11 to the evening of January 13.
Venue: All events will be in held on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station TX, USA. The lectures will be in room M102 of the Mitchell Institute of Fundamental Physics and Astronomy (MIST). Workshop talks will be in the Hawking Auditorium (downstairs) in the Mitchell Institute.
Travel: There are three possible options for reaching College Station.
1) College Station Easterwood airport (CLL) is located on campus and is served by American Airlines and United Airlines from their respective Dallas and Houston hubs.
2) Houston Bush Intercontinental airport (IAH) is close enough to terminate air travel there and continue to College Station either by rental car (75-90 minutes) or by Groundshuttle (90-120 minutes). Houston Hobby airport (HOU) is on the other side of the city (add ~30 minutes to transit time) and is also served by Groundshuttle. Note that travel times are quoted without traffic delays.
3) Austin Bergstrom airport (AUS) provides a third option. Travel time to/from College Station is comparable to Houston Hobby. Groundshuttle is also providing services to and from AUS.
It is advisable to make reservations with Groundshuttle in advance if you want to use their services. Reservations can be made through their website: Groundshuttle
Various taxi and transportation companies are operating in the Bryan/College Station area, including Uber. Many hotels are in walking distance to the venue, including the one recommended below. Some provide free shuttle rides to/from CLL.
UPDATE: The George has an airport shuttle which is available by calling 979 485 5638.
A block of rooms is set aside at The George. This is a new hotel in walking distance from the venue. The negotiated room rate is $89 (+taxes) while supplies last. The rate should include free continental breakfast, free wifi and complementary self-parking. You can book on their website thegeorgetexas.com. Enter Group Code JETSCAPE372 to access the room rate. You can also call 1-844-599-3871 and reference the group code or group name to book a room.
If you are participating in the winter school as a student and have been approved for financial support, we make a reservation for you. There is no need to call or book online. You will be in the Cavalry Court Hotel just besides The George. We will let you know your room assignments soon.