New Cometary Insights from the Close Approach of 46P/Wirtanen: A Symposium in Celebration of Mike A'Hearn


Room blocks have been set up at the following two hotels that are in close proximity to the meeting location:

The Hotel at UMD
Rate: $139 + taxes
Cutoff date: July 8, 2019
Reservation website:
Reservation phone: 844-954-6835,
reference booking code 178776

Complementary (hotel) shuttle runs to/from the College Park Metro station and to points on campus.

The Cambria Hotel, College Park
Rate: $119 + taxes
Cutoff date: July 5, 2019
Reservation website:
Reservation phone: 301-595-2600, Option 0,
reference Mike A'Hearn Symposium

* Both hotels are in walking distance to the conference (The Hotel is 0.4 mile and the Cambria is 0.7 mile). Both hotels have parking for a nominal fee.


  • North is up. The Cambria and The Hotel are both located along Rt1/Baltimore Ave. The meeting will be held in Edward St John (ESJ). The closest visitor parking is in Regents Drive Garage (RDG).
  • Detailed Driving Directions to Campus
  • NOTE: Ongoing Purple Line construction! The Purple Line cuts through campus right in front of ESJ. The Campus maintains a page with Construction Notices.

Getting to the UMD Campus locally

For commuters, the best option is to take the Metro Green Line to the College Park station, then catch the University shuttle (red bus) #104 to the UM Campus (stops on East side of Regents Drive Garage).

If you will be driving, parking is available at the Regents Drive Garage. You can pay for a parking passcode ($15/day) on the meeting registration page. Be aware that without this pass, the Garage charges $3/hour, with no cap on the number of hours.

Printable Map

A printable map of the area showing locations of the parking garage, symposium venue, and hotels is now available.