We ask that all participants make their own hotel reservations.

Hilton Hotel & Conference Center  The rooms at the Hilton will be released after March 19th, so please make your reservation before then.

We have reserved a block of 50 rooms at the Hilton Hotel and Conference Center at the rate of $85/per night single or double occupancy. Reservations can be made by calling their toll free number 1-800-445-8667 or the local phone number 1-979-693-7500.  When making your reservation please reference our conference Group code: CML or by 2nd Mitchell Symposium. The Hilton does offer shuttle service to and from our local airport (Easterwood). 

Memorial Student Center (MSC) We've also reserved a block of 10 rooms at the Memorial Student Center Hotel.  The MSC is located on campus and is adjacent to Rudder Tower, where the meetings will be held.  Reservations can be made by calling (979)845-8909. These rooms will be released on March 30th. There is no shuttle service provided.

There are many other choices with most of the major hotel/motel chains available in College Station, however, these are the only ones that we have blocks of rooms reserved.

Some of the hotels are on Highway 6, also known as Texas Avenue, which runs past the front of the university. Others are on University Drive (Highway 60), which intersect Texas Avenue and run along the north and south edges of the university.

Lunch on-campus

The MSC next to the conference site at the Rudder Tower has cafeterias in the basement and on the 1st floor.

Shuttle to the conference site

The Hitlon hotel provides  a shuttle to/from the conference site. Call 979-693-7500 for shuttle reservations or sign up at the front desk.


By Air:

Continental and American Airlines service Bryan-College Station with American connecting through Dallas and Continental going through Houston. The code for our Easterwood Airport is CLL. 

Flight time from Houston Intercontinental airport is about 40 minutes and from Dallas DFW airport it's about 1 hour.

Directions for driving to College Station:

From Houston International Airport, follow I-45 north to Conroe; then take a left onto 105 and follow it west to Navasota; finally, turn right onto 6 and follow it north to College Station.

From the north of Austin, take I-35 north for about 2 miles to 290; then follow 290 east until you reach 21: take 21 northeast; finally, follow the signs to College Station take exit 47 just outside of Bryan and it will take you Highway 60/University. When 47 dead-ends into 60 you must go left  this will take you into to town and onto campus.

From the Austin airport and the south of Austin, take 71 to Bastrop, and then turn onto Highway 21.

The conference will be held in the MSC/Rudder Tower Complex following this link it will display the buildings.




Credit and copyright: W.Couch (University of New South Wales), R. Ellis (Cambridge University), and NASA


Maintained by P. Wagner, Last Updated - 04/12/06