MAPS Working Group Meeting - May 11-13, 2016  Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Dinner

An optional group dinner will be held on Thursday evening at the Michigan Union (same building were we are holding the meeting). The cost for dinner will be $50 and will include three different meal options (Beef, salmon or vegan). There will be a cash bar. Seating for dinner will be limited to 65 people due to the size of the room. Dinner tickets can be paid for on the registration site.

Activities

We will not have any formal activity or excursion associated with the meeting. However, Ann Arbor and the surrounding areas have lots of fun things to do if you want to come a day early or stay for the weekend after the meeting. K.C. is happy to serve as a travel advisor or even might accompany you on Tuesday before the meeting or Friday afternoon or Saturday & Sunday after the meeting.

Some ideas:

  • Go to the climbing gym with KC
  • Take a canoe down the Huron River (with KC) if the weather is nice
  • Visit us in the Space Research Building
  • Visit one of several small museums on campus
  • Attend a concert at The Ark (one of the premier accoustic music venues on the US)
  • Visit the Ann Arbor Hands on Museum
  • Visit The Henry Ford Museum (fabulous Detroit area attraction!)
    • Vintage cars, planes and trains (including Presidential limos and the Rosa Parks bus)
    • Small Motown museum
    • Village (Edison lab recreation, actual Wright brother workshop)
    • Ride in a model-T
    • Ford F-150 factory tour (This is a tour to an operating production plant. Really nice!)
  • Attend a Tigers game (baseball, only game available is Tuesday 1pm)
  • Visit the Detroit Institute of Arts Museum (Includes works by van Gogh, Bruegel, Rembrandt, Rubens, Degas, Cezanne, Seurat, Poussin, Caravaggio, Bernini, Rodin, Picasso, Matisse and many others)

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