Conference Events and Resources

Sunday (Afternoon?) - Red Sox vs. Houston - Boston University is next to Fenway Park. On Sunday, the Red Sox play Houston (although the schedule is not yet in place, we hope for an afternoon game). If there is sufficient interest, we will pursue a block buy of seats for the game. (please indicate interest level on the Registration form).

Sunday Evening - Opening Reception - 18th floor Lounge, Student Village, Boston University Campus

6-9pm - Come join us for the opening reception of the conference from the top of the Boston University campus. This large room features windows on all sides with the best views of Boston, the Charles River, and the Brookline hills. Light food and drinks sponsored by the Institute for Astrophysical Research at Boston University.

Monday and Tuesday - Continental Breakfasts and Buffet Lunches - Ziskind Lounge, George Sherman Union, Boston University Campus

Continental breakfasts (rolls, muffins, bagels, fruit, juices, coffee, and tea) will be served from 7:30-8:30am each day just outside the Conference Auditorium and near the Poster Session room.

Buffet Lunches, spanning 90 minutes, will be served between the mid-day sessions, in the same location.

Conference registration covers the costs of these meals. Participants may elect instead to purchase food items in the Food Court located on the first floor of the George Sherman Union (one floor below the Conference Auditorium), along Commonwealth Avenue, or in the greater Boston area.

Monday Late Afternoon - Poster Viewing Session with Cash Bar - Ziskind Lounge, George Sherman Union, Boston University Campus

After the final talk on Monday, we will retire to the Ziskind Lounge to pay special attention to the posters presented at the conference. A cash bar will aid our attention spans. (The bar closes in time to permit participants to return to their lodgings before joining us for the...)

Monday Evening - Conference Banquet - 7-10pm, The Castle, Boston University Campus

The Castle was once the residence of the President of Boston University, and it retains the elegance and charm of an earlier era. Come stroll through the rooms, view the artwork, and imagine how wonderful life must be as a college president! The bar opens at 7, dinner will be seved at 7:45. Sponsored by the Dean of Arts and Sciences, Boston University, and the Institute for Astrophysical Research.

Tuesday Evening - Boston is Yours!

OK, technically the conference presentations are over and the posters have come down. Nevertheless, we hope you will stay, join up with old colleagues or new friends and sample the restaurants and entertainments in Boston. See Kim's list if you need ideas about where to dine close to Boston University.

Wednesday, June 18th - GALFA Workshop - IAR - Room 500 CAS Building


We will provide a modest number of computers with internet access to allow conference participants to check and send email. If you have additional needs, please contact Kimberly Paci as soon as possible.

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