Location & Directions
Members of our Center can be found on campus in the William Eckhardt Research Center, in observatories throughout (and above) the world
in two national laboratories: Argonne and Fermilab, the Adler Planetarium, and the Yerkes Observatory (Wisconsin).

The William Eckhardt Research Center (ERC)
The William Eckhardt Research Center (ERC) at the University of Chicago.
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The Center is located in the William Eckhardt Research Center (ERC) at the University of Chicago:

5640 South Ellis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

Our Center of mass is the 4th floor of ERC, with some offices on the 3rd floor, labs on the 5th floor and LL1. We share the ERC with the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics and the Institute for Molecular Engineering. In addition to state-of-the-art laboratories and the Pritzker Nanofabrication Facility, the building features a beautiful 150-seat auditorium looking out on the North Science Quad, seminar and meeting rooms and many interaction areas and the 5th floor Astro Lounge.


From the Airport
Taxis from O'Hare airport costs about $45+ tip; taxis from Midway cost about $25+tip.
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:
  • 0 - 2 hours $8.00
  • 2 - 3 hours $16.00
  • 3 - 4 hours $20.00
  • 4 - 24 hours $25.00
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.