Directions and transportation
The Planetary Atmospheres Node is located in the Astronomy building of
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM.
The city of Las Cruces is located in southern New Mexico
about 40 miles north of El Paso, Texas.
Flights should be scheduled through El Paso.
Please note that not all major carriers fly to El Paso International
Airport - most
notably United does not. Southwest and American are usually our airlines
of choice. Delta and some others also fly to El Paso.
By the baggage claim area of El Paso International Airport
is the usual selection of rental cars. An alternative
to this is the Las Cruces Shuttle
which will drop you off at any hotel in
Las Cruces. The round-trip cost for one person is $38 with discounts for
two or more people. Reservations are required or at least strongly
recommended at 1-800-288-1784.
An alternative to flying is Amtrak. Amtrak does not stop in Las Cruces but
does stop in El Paso. The Las Cruces Shuttle will pick you up at the
train station if you make advance reservations. See the
Amtrak schedule for the Sunset Limited/Texas Eagle line.
New Mexico State University (NMSU) is located at the junction of
I-10 and I-25 at the southern end of Las Cruces.
The Astronomy building is located in the north central area of the NMSU
campus and is marked as 225 in the
Within that building, the Planetary Atmospheres Node is located in
room 218 - (second floor),
and the office of Reta Beebe (Atmospheres Node Manager)
is room 301 - (find the stairs in the southwest corner of the building).