2017 Topical Meeting

Precision Engineering and Optics:
What are the limits of precision, and how to characterize them?

Monday – Tuesday, April 24-25, 2017
Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa
Tucson, Arizona, USA

Meeting Co-Chairpersons:

Robert E. Parks, Optical Perspectives Group, LLC
James E. Burge, University of Arizona


Tucson Int’l Airport (TUS)
7250 South Tucson Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85756
Westward Look Resort
245 East Ina Road
Tucson, AZ 85704

By Air
The airport that serves Tucson, Arizona is Tucson International Airport (TUS), serving an average of 3.6 million passengers annually. There are both traditional and low-cost airlines providing service to national destinations with connections throughout the United States and the world. As an international airport, TUS is a port of entry that offers 24-hour customs and immigration services. TUS’ proximity to Interstate 10 makes it easy to travel on land to your final destination. For a list of airlines, visit the TUS website.

By Train or Bus
The Sunset Limited Amtrak train line runs three days a week and connects Los Angeles to New Orleans with service to downtown Tucson. Downtown is also home to the Greyhound Bus station, open 24 hours all year long.

Ground Transportation
The Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa is about 25 miles from the airport, and it does not have a shuttle service from the airport, so you will need to find ground transportation if you are flying into the city. Below are your options and each of the sites will give you an idea of the cost of each option.

Driving Directions to the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa from the TUS Airport
Basically, I-10 West is your main route from the airport to the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa, but of course there are side roads the you must take to get onto I-10 West, and then off of I-10 West to get to the hotel.  Specific directions can be found here.

Transportation within Tucson
Tucson’s Sun Link Streetcar links the University of Arizona to the Mercado neighborhood by way of downtown Tucson and the popular 4th Avenue dining, shopping, and entertainment district, following the main artery of Tucson’s Urban Core.

Tucson’s Sun Tran bus service offers more than 40 routes throughout the city and its outskirts, including 13 express routes.