Contacting the Small Bodies Node
- SBN Principal Investigator:
- Mike A'Hearn
- SBN Manager:
- Mailing Address:
- Department of Astronomy
Small Bodies Node
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-2421
- Shipping (UPS, FedEx, etc) Address:
- name of person receiving shipment
UMD-Department of Astronomy
1113 Physical Sciences Complex, Bldg. 415
College Park, MD 20742-2421
- SBN Office Phone:
- (301) 405-5024
Directions to the Small Bodies Node
The Small Bodies Node is located on the College Park campus of the University of Maryland, in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. The SBN office suite is on the first floor, wing 2, of the Atlantic Building (changed in late 2016 from Computer and Space Sciences; still Bldg 224, still use bldg abbreviation CSS), across from Parking Lot B/RR/5 (Regents Dr. Garage).
- Take exit 27 or 25 from I95/I495 (Washington Beltway) south onto US Rt. 1 towards College Park.
- Go for about 2 miles, turn right onto Campus Drive.
- Turn right at the circle (marked with a big "M") onto Regents Drive.
- Turn left at the first stop sign onto Stadium Drive.
- Turn left into Regents Drive Garage (Parking lot B/RR/5).
- Turn left for the visitor parking spaces. Park, then register at the digital paystation. Other spaces in the garage are free after 4pm and during weekends.
- Return on foot to Stadium Drive and cross it to reach the Atlantic Building (CSS) or the Physical Sciences Complex (PSC).
Below is a map of the area on campus around the SBN office. The SBN office suite is in Wing 2 (green highlight) on the first floor on the end by Stadium Drive. [The Astronomy main office and some department member offices are in the new Physical Sciences Complex (PSC) (red highlight and green marker).] Two nearby parking locations are indicated. Click on any place marker to get more information or driving directions to that place.
from left to right: (in late 2016, the Computer and Space Sciences building was renamed as the Atlantic building, but kept the CSS abbreviation)
- blue highlight = CSS wing 4
- yellow highlight = CSS wing 3: rm 2316 (used for reviews)
- lavender highlight = CSS wing 1
- green highlight = CSS wing 2: SBN office suite (rm 1207); Astronomy Conference Room (rm 1250, used for reviews)
- red highlight = PSC: main Astronomy Dept office suite; rm 1136 (used for reviews)
Parking for visitors is available in the Regents Drive Garage (numbered spaces only) and the Paint Branch Visitor Lot. (See map above or PDF map of all campus visitor parking.) The Atlantic building is across the street to the north of the garage, and a 5-10 minute walk away from the Paint Branch Lot.
There are paystations in these lots which can accept cash, credit cards, or department validation codes. Parking in non-visitor spaces in the garage is free after 4 pm and on weekends.
More information is available from the Department of Transportation Services.
Campus & Vicinity
Local Road Names:
- Baltimore Ave = Baltimore Blvd = Route 1. The main entrance to campus is located at about the 7600 block of Baltimore Ave.
- University Blvd = Greenbelt Road. It's called "University Blvd" west of Route 1 and "Greenbelt Rd" east of Route 1. The Stadium Drive entrance to campus is on University Blvd.
- The Washington, D.C. Beltway is a circular road comprised of routes 495 and 95. It runs around Washington, through Maryland and Virginia, crossing the Potomac River at two points. The "Outer Loop" of the Beltway is those lanes of traffic which travel counter-clockwise around D.C.; the "Inner Loop" is the lanes that travel clockwise around D.C. The Inner and Outer loops are just the two sets of travel lanes of the same road - the Beltway.
- Baltimore also has a Beltway, but its route number is 695. Traffic reports on WTOP seldom mention the Baltimore Beltway, and when they do they always identify it as "the Baltimore Beltway," frequently adding "Route 695."
- ASCII character map of the main campus entrance and the Atlantic Building.