Meeting Information

MASPG Tour of the NIST National Center for Neutron Research (NCNR)

August 17, 2016
NIST Visitor Center, 100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD

Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Note: A list of all attendees and whether they are U.S. citizens is required by Saturday, July 30. Send your name and U.S. Citizen? (Yes or No) directly to Don Novotny at: or call him at 301.654.8320.

Topic: MASPG Tour of the NIST National Center for Neutron Research (NCNR)

Time and Location: We will meet at the NIST Visitor Center at 12:15 p.m. to sign in to get a badge (see Visitors Center below) and proceed to the NIST cafeteria at 12:30 p.m. located in the Administration Bldg. See site map on reverse side of this sheet. After lunch we will proceed to the NCNR for the tour at 1:45 p.m. The tour will end at 3:00 p.m.

How to Get to the NIST Facilities in Gaithersburg, Maryland
The headquarters site of the National Institute of Standards & Technology is located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, just off Interstate Route 270, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from the center of Washington, D.C.
Address: 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899

Directions to Main Campus:
From northbound I-270 take Exit 10, Route 117 West, Clopper Road. Bear right at the first light onto Clopper Road/West Diamond Avenue. At the next light, turn left onto the NIST grounds.
From southbound I-270 take Exit 11, Route 124, Montgomery Village Avenue/Quince Orchard Road. Bear right at the first light onto Route 124 West, Quince Orchard Road. After you merge onto Rt. 124, Quince Orchard Road, turn left at the second light onto Route 117, West Diamond Avenue. Turn right at the first light onto NIST grounds.
Gray Arrow NIST Campus Map format_pdf

Visitors Center: Please state that you are coming for a tour at the NCNR with Dr. Robert Dimeo and they will provide you with a badge. Please have your identification (photo ID) ready to present to them.

Directions to the NIST Cafeteria from the Visitors Center.
After checking in at the NIST Visitors Center, you will proceed to the Main Gate (keep your ID out because even though you have a badge, you will be required to show your ID to the guard). Proceed to the stop sign and make a left on North Drive, proceed on North Drive which will make a right turn, proceed and make the first left turn. The administration building parking lot will be on your right. Park as far into it as possible and walk to the administration building (the high-rise). Inside the lobby you can ask how to find the cafeteria.

Directions to the NCNR – Building 235 from the Cafeteria.
From the parking lot drive to East drive and turn right. Turn right onto South Drive and then a left on Center Drive. You will come to a fork in the road but keep going straight and turn left into the NCNR Building 235 parking lot. Visitor parking is in the first lane on your right.