Local Information

At the time of the conference you may expect warm weather in Charlottesville. The average high temperture is 27 deg C (81 deg F) and the average low temperature is 15 deg C (59 deg F). Get weather details here.

For people arriving on Friday we recommmend getting a preview of the band that will play during the Conference Banquet at Ash Lawn: The "Stoned Wheat Things" will give an open air concert in the amphitheater of the Charlottesville Downtown Mall.

Map of Downtown Charlottesville.

Restaurants in Charlottesville.

University of Virginia.

Astronomy Department.


Charlottesville in general.

There are at least four options for CHILDCARE during the conference.

  • Contact Family Friends babysitter referral service. Phone: 434-979-7761.
  • Contact UVa's Women's Center. Phone: 434-982-2361. Email: .
  • Check this link.
  • Get a list of student babysitters from us (provided by UVa's Women's Center).
    Check out kids activities offered by the Omni Hotel.