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Connecting Gravitational Waves with Observational Astrophysics

December 13-16, 2007, Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge, MA, USA

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The conference will be held in the conference facilities of the Royal Sonesta Hotel right on the Charle River in Cambridge, MA. The hotel is within walking distance from the MIT campus, the MIT-LIGO Laboratory, the Kendall Square area, the Boston Waterfront and Downtown areas.

The hotel is T-accessible with the Science Park stop on the green line and the Kendall Square/MIT stop on the red line being the closest ones.

The conference dinner event will be held at the Top of the Hub restaurant at the Prudential Center starting at 7PM on Friday, December 14, 2007.


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Royal Sonesta offers a courtesy shuttle service to area attractions. Please contact Guest Services @ 617.806.4250 to make a reservation.

There also a free shuttle service between CambridgeSide Galleria and MBTA Kendall Square T Stop (Red Line). The bus runs every 20 minutes from 9am to 7pm Monday - Saturday and 12pm - 7pm Sunday.

EZRide transportation service connects Cambridgeport, Kendall Square and East Cambridge to Boston 's North Station. The bus is provided Monday through Friday from approximately 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM, and from 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM. No service on Saturdays, Sundays.

Transportation to/from the conference dinner venue, the Top of the Hub restaurant at the Prudential Center, will be provided. Two shuttle buses each of 25 people capacity will be running continuously on the evening of the conference dinner between the Royal Sonesta Hotel and the Prudential Center starting at 5:45PM and through 10:45PM and every ~15 minutes. The ride is of about 10 minutes. The Prudential Center is T-accessible: you may take the green line from the Science Park stop to either the Copley or Hynes stop. Walking from the Royal Sonesta Hotel to the Prudential Center is also doable and pleasant (if the weather cooperates).

Click here for driving/walking directions to the Top Of The Hub restaurant at the Prudential Center.

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