This site was established for workshop organization, registration, and planning. The post-workshop website has transitioned to where the full proceedings (including abstracts, presentations, and papers), summary, photos, and other information are now located. This plannig website remains available for historical purposes only.

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19th International Workshop on Laser Ranging

Celebrating 50 Years of SLR: Remembering the Past and Planning for the Future


Maryland State Capitol Building in AnnapolisThe workshop venue is located in the heart of Annapolis, the state capital of Maryland, and is known as America’s Sailing Capital. The city is located near the Chesapeake Bay and situated between the cities of Washington D.C. and Baltimore Maryland.


The most convenient airport to Annapolis is Baltimore-Washington International (BWI), with many overseas connections. Taxis, airport shuttles, or rental cars are available from the airport to transport travelers to Annapolis. Two other airports service the Washington D.C. area, Ronald Reagan National Airport (located in D.C.), and Dulles International Airport (located in the Virginia suburbs). Both airports offer taxis, shuttles, and rental cars to Annapolis.


Airport Distance From Hotel Estimated Travel Time* Estimated Taxi Fare Estimated Shuttle Fare
BWI: Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport 25 miles 35/45 minutes From $75 From $35
DCA: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport 37 miles 40/50 minutes From $95 From $49
IAD: Dulles International Airport 62 miles 60/90 minutes From $115 From $150

* First number is non-rush hour travel time by rental car or taxi; second number is estimated rush hour (~6:00-10:00 a.m. and ~3:00-7:00 p.m.) travel time.

All fees listed above are estimated; attendees should contact shuttle services directly for current rates. More information about available ground transportation to and from local airports can be found at:

Interested travelers can view the list of registered attendees for possible opportunities to share transportation from the local airports to Annapolis.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the workshop venue, the Historic Inns of Annapolis, for the nights of October 26 through 30, at a rate of $121 plus tax, which is the current prevailing government lodging per diem rate in the Annapolis area. The Historic Inns are located at 58 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland 21401. See the Venue section for more information about making a reservation at the Historic Inns.

The Historic Inns are convenient to many local restaurants and attractions in Annapolis. Therefore, a rental car is probably not required for attendees of the workshop. However, valet parking is available for guests staying in the Historic Inns with overnight accommodations. A loading zone is in front of the Governor Calvert House.

Annapolis, MD

Maryland’s state capital is an historic city that offers visitors a variety of activities. The city is located on the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the U.S. Known as America’s Sailing Capital, Annapolis is home to the United States Naval Academy. Numerous restaurants, quaint shops, historic attractions, and waterfront are all within walking distance of the venue.

Downtown AnnapolisShip in AnnapolisChurch in Annapolis, MD

For more information about Annapolis:

Washington, DC

Washington D.C., also known as the District of Columbia, is the capital city of the United States and is located approximately 30 miles (40-60 minute drive) from Annapolis. Washington offers visitors access to a variety of museums, monuments, restaurants, and recreational activities. For more information on attractions in Washington D.C.:

Area Climate

Month Average Temperature Average Precipitation
High Low
(°F) (°C) (°F) (°C)
September 81 27 64 18 4.76" (rain)
October 69 21 52 11 3.89" (rain)
November 59 15 42 6 3.80" (rain)
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