Location & Directions
The William Eckhardt Research Center (ERC)
The William Eckhardt Research Center (ERC) at the University of Chicago.
The Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics is located in the William Eckhardt Research Center (ERC) at the University of Chicago:

5640 South Ellis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

Mailing address
Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics
University of Chicago
5640 South Ellis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

Physical address
5640 South Ellis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

Parking
Street parking is available on the surrounding streets, and visitor parking is available in the parking garage at the corner of 55th and Ellis Ave.

Meter parking is available in the lot on the WEST of the LASR building - enter on 56th street after Drexel Avenue.

Directions

From the Airport
Taxis from O'Hare airport costs about $45+ tip; taxis from Midway cost about $25+tip (as of September 2004).

The Omega Airport Shuttle runs between O'Hare Airport and Hyde Park every hour from early in the morning to late evening. Reservations are not required. Schedule and fare information is available at the Omega Shuttle website. If taking the Omega Shuttle ask to be dropped off at the Quadrangle Club.

Bus and Train Information
Hyde Park is connected to downtown Chicago by the Metra Train and several CTA bus routes. Within Hyde Park there are several buses that serve the University community.

By Automobile
Maps and driving directions to Chicago, Hyde Park, and the campus can be found on the University's map pages, along with related visitor information. The most convenient visitor parking garage is on 55th Street between Ellis and Greenwood Avenues (enter on Ellis Avenue). The parking fee is $12 a day (or part thereof for shorter durations). The parking fee may be paid by cash or credit card. (For a map showing the location of the parking garage, see Parking at the University of Chicago.