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The conference will end with an optional tour of NIST and educational attractions. The tour costs $100 per person and includes transportation costs, Box Lunch/drinks, and all entry fees/tolls.  

We start our tour with a visit to NISTs campus in Gaithersburg, MD. The campus consists of 2.3 Million m2 of land containing multiple scientific and support buildings. Additional information can be found here:  

gray entrance sign that says NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology, United States Department of Commerce, 100 Bureau Drive. Surrounded by green grass, flowers, trees.
Credit: J. Stoughton/NIST
Administration building in the background. Foreground: Trees.
The NIST Gaithersburg campus in the spring.
Credit: J. Stoughton/NIST




After the tour we will visit the Udvar-Hazy Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum for a guided tour of the history of altimeters and air speed sensors. These sensors are pressure gauges and are directly related to the topic of the conference. These sensors have changed a lot over the years and is one of the most demanding requirements pushing for improved pressure sensors and standards.

CHANTILLY, VIRGINIA - AUGUST 15: Space Shuttle Enterprise at the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. Taken August 15, 2007 in Chantilly, Virginia

Our last stop is close to the airport. If you have a late flight out of Dulles airport (IAD), the bus can drop you off around 5:30 pm EDT upon request. For all others, the bus will return to the hotel around 6:30 pm EDT.


Created February 2, 2023, Updated May 4, 2023