Leonard E Parker

Center for Gravitation, Cosmology & Astrophysics

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Leonard E Parker Center for Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics

For Visitors

UWM is located at an attractive residential area just five blocks from Lake Michigan. It is on Milwaukee's upper-east side, east of the Milwaukee River, just north of Locust Street. The Leonard E Parker Center for Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics is on the fourth floor of the Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Center (KIRC) at 3135 North Maryland Ave (circled in the map below).

Location of KIRC

Getting to campus

By car:

Scenic Lake Route From All Directions: From I-43 or I-94 near Downtown, take I-794 east to Lakefront exit. Proceed 3 miles north along the lake on Lincoln Memorial Dr. to the top of the hill, where Lincoln Memorial Dr. becomes E. Kenwood Blvd. and intersects with N. Lake Dr. Proceed straight (west) on Kenwood 6 blocks and park in Students' Union lot. KIRC is several blocks further west.

From the North: Take I-43 south to the Capitol Dr. East exit. Proceed east on Capitol to N. Downer Ave., then south (right) on Downer five blocks to campus.


On-campus parking is often scarce when classes are in session. Some curb parking in the neighborhood surrounding UWM is available, with restrictions.

Circled in pink in the map above is the lot right outside our building (Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Center, KIRC). This is a pre-pay lot. You will see kiosks that will require cash or a debit/credit card to pay for total hours requested. The code for this lot (which posted) is 59006. This along with your license plate number and method of payment are all you need at the kiosk.

If this lot is full, you can then park in the sheltered lot at the Union. The Union is just east of our building on Kenwood Ave. Signs on Kenwood will direct you where to enter the parking garage. At the entrance, you will receive a parking stub. You then pay at the drive through exit booth upon leaving.

Alternate Transportation Options:

You can find information on alternate transportation options at the Parking and Transit web site. In particular, UWM is on the Green, Gold, Red, 21, 22, 30/30X,, 40U, 44U, 49U, and 60 lines of the Milwaukee County Transit System. You can get route and schedule information via Google.

Preferred Lodging for Guests of the CGCA

UWM uses several hotels, with negotiated guest room rates. Guests of the CGCA who will receive reimbursement for lodging must stay at one of these hotels: your host will make the necessary arrangments in consultation with you.

For other visitors, the CGCA is easily accessible from the following hotels.


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