Astrogeology Science Center

TIME & PLACE | AGENDA | LODGING | PARKING | MEALS | WEATHER DIRECTIONS 

Time and Place

The next PDS Management Council Meeting will be held Tuesday June 7th - Wednesday June 8th, 2016. All sessions will be held in Little America Hotel - Flagstaff located at 2515 E Butler Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86004. The opening session will begin on Tuesday, June 7th at 8:30 a.m. in the Ponderosa room. For more information please refer to the hotels website at: http://flagstaff.littleamerica.com/contact-us/quick-facts

Remote PDSers:
Thanks to our meeting planners:
PDS Panel
Every day, from Tuesday, June 7, 2016, to Wednesday, June 8, 2016
8:00 am  |  Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)  |  12 hrs 50 mins
 
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Meeting number:
999 240 032
Meeting password:
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Call-in Number: 1-720-259-7012
Passcode: 2944525981
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Remote Attendees:

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Every day, from Tuesday, June 7, 2016, to Wednesday, June 8, 20168:00 am  |  Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)  |  12 hrs 50 mins 

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Meeting number: 999 240 032

Meeting password:CAT123456! 

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Call-in Number: 1-720-259-7012

Passcode: 2944525981

Agenda

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Solar System Exploration Division
Solar System Exploration Data Services Office GSFC Code 690.1
Flagstaff Day 1
Time (PDT) TOPIC SPEAKER
8:30 a.m. Welcome Gaddis, Morgan
8:40 a.m. HQ Comments Knopf, New
8:50 a.m. Mission Build SchedulesCrichton
9:10 a.m. Metrics Reporting Crichton, Hardman
9:40 a.m. Tool CoordinationCrichton
10:10 a.m. BREAK
10:25 a.m. Tools Discussion continuedALL 
10:45 a.m.  DDWG Standards  Hughes 
11:15 a.m.  PAGWG Report King
11:30 a.m.  Simulation and Modeling Working Group  King 
12:00 p.m.  LUNCH 
1:30 p.m.  Tech Session  Crichton, Law 
2:00 p.m.  CCB Report and Process Stein, Crichton 
2:30 p.m.  Roadmap Report  McNutt 
3:00 p.m.  BREAK   
3:15 p.m. Software Archiving Working Group  King 
3:45 p.m.  Executive Session   
5:00 p.m.  Actions  McLaughlin 
5:30 p.m. Adjourn  
Solar System Exploration Division
Solar System Exploration Data Services Office GSFC Code 690.1
Flagstaff Day 2
Time (PDT) TOPIC SPEAKER
8:30 a.m. Node Short Reports (ATM, GEO, IMG, NAIF, PPI, RMS, SBN-PSI, SBN-UMD) ALL 
10:00 a.m.  BREAK   
10:15 a.m.  IT Security Discussion  P. Michael 
12:00 p.m.  LUNCH   
1:30 p.m.  CubeSat Discussion  TBD 
2:30 p.m.  BREAK   
2:45 p.m.  Executive Session   
3:30 p.m.  Actions  McLaughlin 
4:00 p.m.  Adjourn   

Lodging

Location: Little America Hotel

Address: 2515 E Butler Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Phone: (928) 779-7900

Contact your meeting planner, Annie Rattanaphone, to answer any questions relative to travel or hotel accommodations at (202) 479-9030 ext. 434 or via email at arattanaphone@nasaprs.com. For administrative questions regarding the meeting please contact Michelle Henson at (202) 479-9030 ext. 262 or mhenson@nasaprs.com.

Your name and reservation date has been sent to the Little America Hotel – Flagstaff.  You do not need to call the hotel to make reservations.
Upon your arrival at the hotel inform the desk clerk that you are attending the PDS Management Council Management Meeting; please provide your credit card at check-in.
Check-in is Tuesday, June 6, 2016 & Check-out is Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the government per diem rate of $124 (plus taxes), it is imperative that you contact me immediately if you do not need hotel accommodations or if you need to make any changes to these accommodations. 
  • Your name and reservation date has been sent to the Little America Hotel - Flagstaff. You do not need to call the hotel to make reservations.
  • Upon your arrival at the hotel inform the desk clerk that you are attending the PDS Management Council Meeting; please provide your credit card at check-in.
  • Check-in is Tuesday, June 6, 2016 & Check-out is Thursday, June 9, 2016 at the government per diem rate of $124 (plus taxes). It is imperative that you contact Annie Rattanaphone immediately if you do not need hotel accomodations or if you need to make any changes to these reservations.
  • Courtesy airport shuttle to/from starting 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Parking

We have ample parking onsite. Please feel free to park in any open (non-restricted) space. No permit is required.

Meals

Continental breakfast starting at 7:30 a.m. and light refreshments in the afternoon at 2:30 p.m. will be provided during the meeting days. 

There's a hotel cafe available for lunch, and off-site The Northern Pines (#11) and Black Bart's Steakhouse (#10) restaurants are the closest to Little America.  For dinner suggestions, here is a list of the top-rated restaurants in Flagstaff:
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g60971-Flagstaff_Arizona.html

 For dinner suggestions, here is a list of the top-rated restaurants in Flagstaff. There is a hotel cafe available for lunch, and off-site The Northern Pines (#11) and Black Bart's Steakhouse (#10) restaurants are the closest to Little America. Here is a map of the areas to dine downtown. Here is the Flagstaff CVB Vistor Guide for 2016.

 

 

Flagstaff Weather

The month of June is characterized by rapidly rising daily high temperatures, with daily highs increasing from 72°F to 81°F over the course of the month, exceeding 87°F or dropping below 63°F only one day in ten. Daily low temperatures range from 39°F to 48°F, falling below 32°F or exceeding 56°F only one day in ten.

The probability that precipitation will be observed at this location varies throughout the month. Precipitation is most likely around June 30, occurring in 32% of days. Precipitation is least likely around June 1, occurring in 17% of days. The relative humidity typically ranges from 15% (dry) to 67% (mildly humid) over the course of a typical June, rarely dropping below 8% (very dry) and reaching as high as 100% (very humid). The air is driest around June 19, at which time the relative humidity drops below 18% (dry) three days out of four; it is most humid around June 1, rising above 49% (comfortable) three days out of four.

Weather information available here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/fgz/

Note that we are typically experiencing drought conditions and fire danger.  For more information on fire closures see Coconino National Forest fire restrictions or http://www.azfireinfo.com

Maps and Directions

Local Airports

FlagstafPulliam Airport (FLG) 
**Courtesy airport shuttle to/from starting 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.**
Start out going northeast on S Pulliam Dr toward W Liberator Ln.
Turn left onto W John W Powell Blvd.
W John W Powell Blvd becomes W Shamrell Blvd.
Merge onto I-17 N/AZ-89A N/Black Canyon Fwy N/Arizona Veterans Highway toward Flagstaff.
Merge onto I-40 E/Purple Heart Trail via EXIT 340A toward Albuquerque.
Take the Butler Ave exit, EXIT 198.
Turn right onto E Butler Ave.
2515 E Butler Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86004-6019, 2515 E BUTLER AVE is on the right.
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) 
Start out going east on E Sky Harbor Blvd toward Terminal 3.
Take E Sky Harbor Blvd toward Terminal 2/Terminal 3 South Side/Rental Car Center.
Turn slight right onto Terminal 4.
Turn slight right onto E Sky Harbor Blvd.
Take E Sky Harbor Blvd toward Terminal 2/West Economy/Cell Phone Lot/Rental Car Center.
Keep right at the fork to continue on E Sky Harbor Blvd.
Keep left at the fork to continue on E Sky Harbor Blvd.
Keep right at the fork to continue on E Sky Harbor Blvd.
Turn slight right onto I-10 W/Pearl Harbor Memorial Highway/Papago Fwy W.
Merge onto I-17 N/Black Canyon Fwy N via EXIT 143A toward Flagstaff.
Merge onto I-40 E/Purple Heart Trail via EXIT 340A toward Albuquerque.
Take the Butler Ave exit, EXIT 198.
Turn right onto E Butler Ave.
2515 E Butler Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86004-6019, 2515 E BUTLER AVE is on the right.

Flagstaff Pulliam Airport (FLG) 

Start out going northeast on S Pulliam Dr toward W Liberator Ln.

  • Turn left onto W John W Powell Blvd.
  • W John W Powell Blvd becomes W Shamrell Blvd.
  • Merge onto I-17 N/AZ-89A N/Black Canyon Fwy N/Arizona Veterans Highway toward Flagstaff.
  • Merge onto I-40 E/Purple Heart Trail via EXIT 340A toward Albuquerque.
  • Take the Butler Ave exit, EXIT 198.
  • Turn right onto E Butler Ave.
  • 2515 E Butler Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86004-6019, 2515 E BUTLER AVE is on the right.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) 

  • Start out going east on E Sky Harbor Blvd toward Terminal 3.
  • Take E Sky Harbor Blvd toward Terminal 2/Terminal 3 South Side/Rental Car Center.
  • Turn slight right onto Terminal 4.
  • Turn slight right onto E Sky Harbor Blvd.
  • Take E Sky Harbor Blvd toward Terminal 2/West Economy/Cell Phone Lot/Rental Car Center.
  • Keep right at the fork to continue on E Sky Harbor Blvd.
  • Keep left at the fork to continue on E Sky Harbor Blvd.
  • Keep right at the fork to continue on E Sky Harbor Blvd.
  • Turn slight right onto I-10 W/Pearl Harbor Memorial Highway/Papago Fwy W.
  • Merge onto I-17 N/Black Canyon Fwy N via EXIT 143A toward Flagstaff.
  • Merge onto I-40 E/Purple Heart Trail via EXIT 340A toward Albuquerque.
  • Take the Butler Ave exit, EXIT 198.
  • Turn right onto E Butler Ave.
  • 2515 E Butler Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86004-6019, 2515 E BUTLER AVE is on the right.