March 24: Opening Reception

An opening reception will be held in the Dabney Gardens directly after the last oral session of the day. The event will feature local cuisine along with wine and other beverages. The opening reception is open to everyone that has registered for MicroRad.

March 26: MicroRad Banquet

The MicroRad banquet will be held at the Athenaeum, located at building number 61 on the map below and circled in red. The event will be inside the Athenaeum in the Main Lounge and take place on March 26. The banquet will include the world famous prime rib buffet, featuring a carving station, a selection of salads, sea food selection, bread and a desert bar. Wine and non-alcoholic beverages will also be included. The Golden Florin award will be presented at the banquet. The banquet requires a ticket which costs $60. A ticket can be purchased at the registration desk until the event sells out.

March 28: JPL Lab Tour

The JPL tour will take place on Friday, March 28 starting at 8:30 am and is open to those that previously registered for it. You should plan to arrive at JPL by 8:15 am. Due to JPL security restrictions, we cannot accept any additional registrants during the week. Visitor parking is available free of charge at JPL. The JPL tour includes a multimedia presentation on JPL entitled "Journey to the Planets and Beyond," which provides an overview of the Laboratory's activities and accomplishments a visit to the von Karman Visitor Center, the Space Flight Operations Facility, the Spacecraft Assembly Facility, and MicroRad delegates will have a unique opportunity to view the SMAP (Soil Moisture Active Passive) radiometer mission in final stages of integration. JPL requires that all U.S. citizens, 18 years of age or older, present official, government issued photo identification (driver's license or passport) before being allowed entry. All non-U.S. Citizens 18 years of age or older must present a passport or resident visa (green card) before being allowed entry. Individuals without proper identification will not be admitted to the Laboratory. Please be advised that tours involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing. Wheelchair access can be accommodated with advance notice, however wheelchairs cannot be provided. Cameras are permitted on the facility.