Next meeting of the Smoky Mountain Chapter
of the American Meteorological Society

July 29th (Tuesday)

We plan to tour the McGhee Tyson Air National Guard base on Tuesday afternoon, July 29th, at 2 PM. Since it's a secure area, they will need to run a quick background check on everyone that attends. For this reason, Jeremy Buckles will need your confirmation for this tour by July 21st, along with your full name and driver license number. If you do not have a driver license, they will need a Social Security number. If you have any questions, please contact Jeremy Buckles.

After the tour of the air base, we'll plan to meet for dinner around 5 PM at Cheddar's Cafe in Alcoa (250 Hamilton Crossing Drive, Alcoa, TN 37701). Even if you can't make the tour, you're welcome to join everyone for dinner. Please let Jeremy Buckles know if you plan to attend dinner.

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Meetings are usually held on the Agricultural Campus of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in either Room 123 of the Ellington Plant Sciences building or Room 266 of the Biosystems Engineering and Environmental Sciences building.

Directions are: On Neyland Drive along the Tennessee River (if traveling south from Kingston Pike), go under the Alcoa Highway bridge and turn left on Joe Johnson Drive (the 2nd stoplight after the bridge) at the Agricultural Campus entrance to UT. Go north on Joe Johnson Drive to E.J. Chapman Drive (the second street up from the stoplight; right at the traffic light with the bridge ahead of you). Turn right into the Lot 66 parking lot behind the Vet school. It's very important that you park here across Joe Johnson Drive from the Ellington Plant Sciences building and the Biosystems Engineering and Environmental Sciences (BEES) building, since this is the only place you can park at night without the risk of a parking ticket.

The Ellington Plant Sciences building is directly across Joe Johnson Drive from parking lot 66, while the BEES building will be the long, two-story building on the corner by the traffic light (cross Joe Johnson Drive at the crosswalk). The door on that end is usually locked, so you will need to walk along the other side of E.J. Chapman Drive (which has the sidewalk) to the large double doors on the far (NW) side. You can go up the stairs at that end of the building, in which case the classroom is right at the top of the stairs on the second floor. Or if you need an elevator, walk about halfway down the first floor. The elevator is located on the right, between the restrooms. Go to the "U" floor and turn left when you exit. Room 266 is the last room on the left.

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