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Arriving at Appalachian State University

Appalachian State University is located in Boone, North Carolina 28608. Click here for a Google Map.

Program activities for the the 2014 Spring NCS-AAPT meeting will be held at the Appalachian State University's Plemmons Student Union and in the Department of Physics and Astronomy (CAP Science Building). It is a 10 - 15 minute walk from the Student Union to the CAP Building. Shuttle service will be provided. Parking is available near both buildings. Please see Event Locations and Parking below for details.

Meeting registration begins at 5:30pm on Friday, and resumes at 8:00am on Saturday. It will be held in the Solarium of the Plemmons Student Union. For detailed directions to the registration desk, please see below.

Meeting participants are encouraged to arrive early and tour the Physics & Astronomy Department.  Tours will begin at 4:30pm.

On Saturday, our conference overlaps with the University's Spring Open House, so there will be other visitors on campus and limited parking in some areas.

Event Locations and Parking

Please see the printable campus map as a reference

Event Site

Days

Location

 

Parking

We list below the the closest parking options. Other options exist also.

Plemmons Student Union

Long. 81°40'41.43" W
Lat. 36°12'52.01" N

Friday and Saturday

263 Locust Street
Boone, NC 28608               

#54 on the printable campus map

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College Street Parking Deck
(free after 5pm Friday and all day Saturday)

Long. 81°40'46.77" W
Lat. 36°12'56.96" N

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Physics & Astronomy Department

Long. 81°40'53.36" W
Lat. 36°12'45.43" N

Friday and Saturday

CAP Science Building
525 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608

#30 on the printable campus map

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Rivers Street Parking Deck
(Parking validated Friday for Department Tours, free Saturday)

461 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608

Long. 81°40'50.89" W
Lat. 36°12'42.84" N

(#31 on the printable campus map.)

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-or-

CAP Parking Lot
(unavailable before 5pm on Friday,
free otherwise)

The lot is located behind the
CAP Science Building.

(Adjacent to #30 on the printable
campus map.)

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Rankin Science Observatory (RSO)

Long. 81°40'53.64" W
Lat. 36°12'50.27" N

Friday

Rankin Science Building
572 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608

#65 on the printable campus map

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Rivers Street Parking Deck
(paid Friday, free Saturday)

461 Rivers Street
Boone, NC 28608

Long. 81°40'50.89" W
Lat. 36°12'42.84" N

(#31 on the printable campus map.)

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-or-

Raley Parking Lot
(unavailable before 5pm on Friday,
free otherwise)

The lot is located in front of the Rankin Science Building

(Adjacent to #65 on the printable campus map.)

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Dark Sky Observatory (DSO) Saturday

Link to printable directions

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Free parking is available at DSO

Handicap/Disability Parking

Please contact the organizing committee at ncsaapt@appstate.edu if you need accessible parking.

Detailed Directions to Registration Desk

If you are arriving after 5pm on Friday or on Saturday morning, the easiest way to get to the registration desk is to use the following physical address for your GPS: 375 W King St, Boone, NC 28607. Click here for a Google Map. This is the address of the First Baptist Church in Boone, which sits on the corner of King Street and College Street. Turn onto College Street. After about a tenth of a mile you will come to a very small roundabout. On the right side, there will be the College Street Parking Deck. Parking is available here for free after 5pm on Friday and all day Saturday.

Once you exit the parking deck on foot, there will be student volunteers and an abundance of signs to guide you to the Student Union and then to the registration desk. The walk from the Parking Deck to the registration desk is about 3-5 minutes.