96th Meeting of the

Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope Scientific Advisory Council

20-21 November 2019, Waimea, Hawaii

Please be advised that the 96th meeting of the Scientific Advisory Council will be held on 20-21 November 2019 at CFHT Headquarters in Waimea, Hawaii. Please note that a visit of the observatory will take place on 19 November and you are strongly encouraged to participate.


A block of rooms has been reserved at two different locations, on the Kohala coast and in Waimea town:

Waikoloa Beach Marriott
The Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort has extended very favorable room rates to the meeting participants: $189.00 + taxes, + $15.00 resort fee for single or double occupancy, free parking and access to internet in the guest rooms. You may make reservations by contacting Laurie Dale directly or by contacting Ms. Debbie Thompson at Debbie.Thompson@marriott.com; the subject line of your correspondence should be: Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope SAC Meeting.

The Kamuela Inn
This conveniently located Inn in Waimea has recently updated rooms and offers room rates ranging from $139 to $179 + tax and includes continental breakfast, internet access in the guest rooms and free parking. Reservations may be made via the website. Please note that internet access has been upgraded in the renovated rooms, but those that have not yet been renovated, the wi-fi is poor. When making a reservation on the website, please go to Reservations and place your dates, click on Special Rates and hit Promotional Code. In the box place the word CFHT Corporate; please note that this promo code will be valid for a minimum of two-night's stay.

The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort
CFHT also has a corporate account with The Westin Hapuna Beach Resort. Rates range from $250 to $270 + tax and include high speed internet access, self-parking at $25 a day + tax, weekday newspaper, complimentary bottled water and bonus airline miles. If you would like to vacation while here, The Hapuna Prince is a beautiful place to be.


The deadline to make reservations towards both block of rooms is 28 October.

Visit of the observatory

19 November, departure from CFHT Headquarters at 11:00am.

Participants interested in the observatory visit should contact Laurie A. Dale at CFHT
by 8 November.

CFHT personnel will be in touch with you as the meeting dates approach and keep you informed about additional details of the SAC meeting and preparatory documents.

Thank you,

Chris Willott
2019 Chair
Scientific Advisory Council

Laurie A. Dale