FLICC Meeting Announcement MA2007-4
U. S. Naval Observatory Library Tour
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
9:00 a.m. * 10:30 a.m.
Limited to 25 attendees

As part of a series of orientations to libraries and information centers, FLICC is offering an opportunity for federal librarians to become acquainted with the U.S. Naval Observatory Library. Boasting the largest astronomy library in the U.S., the library also features original works by Galileo and Copernicus, as well as constellation drawings that date back to 1482. The orientation will feature the history of the Naval Observatory, an overview of the library's information, technical and Web services and a tour of the facilities.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

9:00 a.m. * 10:30 a.m.

U.S. Naval Observatory is located off of Massachusetts Avenue at the end of Observatory Circle, NW, Washington, DC. All visitors must enter the grounds via the Observatory's South Gate, located at the end of Observatory Circle near the Embassy of New Zealand. Free parking is available on observatory grounds in the South Lot. Police will give visitors directions to the South Lot which is approximately a five minute walk from Building 1 where the library is located. A map of the observatory is available online at

There is ample on-street parking available outside the gate. Please leave backpacks, bags, and any bulky items in your vehicle, as they will not be permitted on the grounds. Please line up outside the gate and obey all instructions from the security personnel. Cameras are permitted on the grounds.

The Naval Observatory is accessible via MetroBus from Metro's Re line Friendship Heights, Tenleytown-AU, Dupont Circle, and Farragut North stations and the Farragut West station which is on the Orange and Blue lines. The N2, N4, and N6 MetroBus connects at these stations and travel past the Naval Observatory along Massachusetts Avenue.

FLICC Education Working Group

Free, but advanced registration required. Limited to 25 attendees. Call FLICC Educational Programs on (202) 707-4813. Registrants will be asked for their date of birth for ID purposes. Request ADA Accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 TTY or [log in to unmask]

Call FLICC (202) 707-4813; TTY (202) 707-4995 or send email to [log in to unmask]

Please notify FLICC (202) 707-4813 if you cannot attend so those on the waiting list have an opportunity to register.