Cahill Logistics

This page summarizes various logistical items for visiting Caltech Astronomy or Caltech Optical Observatories at the
Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Cahill Location

Cahill Center/NE Corner

The Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics is located on the South perimeter of the Caltech Campus, at 1216 E California Blvd, adjacent to the Keith Spalding Bldg and the Caltech athletic facilities (Google Maps link).

The Cahill center was designed by Thom Mayne's architectural firm Morphosis (see the Morphosis Cahill summary), and dedicated in January 2009. Most consider Cahill striking in its architecture, and is described as "impossible to miss" (and otherwise) in this architectural review in the Los Angeles Times.

Common Cahill Meeting Locations

  • Hameetman Auditorium: popular location for large, general meetings in Cahill. It seats approximately 150, and is located on the first floor East side of Cahill – Hameetman Schedule
  • 126 Cahill: small conference room seating approximately 10 in NW corner of the first floor. Primarily serves COO – 126 Cahill Schedule
  • 219 Cahill: mid-size conference room seats approximately 20; primary astronomy classroom on West end of the second floor – 219 Cahill Schedule
  • 370 Cahill: elegant mid-size conference room seats approximately 20 in East end of the third floor – 370 Cahill Schedule


Auto-Pay Kiosk/Parking Structure 3

For non-Caltech visitors, the biggest logistical issue will be parking.

Cahill is in close proximity (~50 m) to Caltech's Parking Structure #3. Parking in Structure 3 requires a parking pass—of either the Caltech or visitor variety. Visitor parking passes can be obtained at various places around campus—the most convenient being the auto-kiosk at the SE corner of Structure 3 (pictured right).

For more parking information please see:

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Cahill Logistics Page / v 0.6.3
Last updated: 06 April 2023 ACM/AFB