1998 MACRO Meeting in BOSTON

The 1998 MACRO meeting in Boston will be held on April 18-20 at Boston University. This is the weekend of the Boston Marathon, which will go past the university on Beacon Street early afternoon on the 20th.
For information about Boston, and directions to the department, see the MACRO at B.U. home page. Also, here are some more specific directions if you are coming to the meeting.
Accommodations: We have set aside rooms at four nearby hotels. You may make your own reservation, or we will make the reservation for you. Because of the Boston Marathon, hotel space will be very full, SO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION EARLY!
Registration: To register for the meeting, send email to macro@budoe.bu.edu.

Here is the list of people who have registered so far. If you are coming to the meeting and are not on this list, please let us know.

Tentative Meeting Schedule:

Hotel Information:

Kenmore Howard Johnson,  20 rooms
575 Commonwealth Ave, Boston
1 minute walk from BU Physics

Single $135, Double $135, Triple $145, Quad $155

Reserved for BU Physics MACRO collaboration, 
confirmation no. G00007-89, for April 17-20
Any cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance.
NOTE: some rooms at the Kenmore Howard Johnson may be available for the night of the 20th or later, but since our block reservation extends only to the 20th, the rates will be higher ($165 as of Feb. 3)

ANOTHER NOTE: If you have reserved at the Kenmore, any cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance .

UPDATE Feb 19th: The reserved block is now full. Some rooms at the Kenmore Howard Johnson may still be available, but at a higher rate (at least $165/night).

The Buckminster,  10 rooms
645 Commonwealth Ave, Boston
2 minute walk from BU Physics

2-bedroom with shared bath $209, Queen $159

Reserved for BU Physics Dept. Group, 
confirmation no. 10140,  for April 17-21

Holiday Inn, 10 rooms
1200 Beacon St, Brookline
20 minute walk from BU

Single or Double $159

Reserved for BU Dept. of Physics, for April 17-21

Copley Plaza, 5 rooms
138 St. James Ave, Boston
25 minute walk from BU, or 5-10 minutes by T.

Single $199, Double $229

Reserved under the name Kate Scholberg (change the name
if you reserve yourself) for April 17-21.

These rooms will be held until March 17. If the rooms we've reserved fill up soon, we can get more, but not for long, due to the fact that that weekend is Boston Marathon weekend.


Additional Hotels and Guest Houses:

The following hotels, drawn from a listing compiled by the BU Housing office, still have rooms available for Marathon weekend, as of January 15, 1998.

Anthony's Town House
1085 Beacon St., Brookline
$73 double

Beacon Guest House
248 Newbury St, Boston
$119 double

The Beacon Inn
1087 and 1750 Beacon St., Brookline
$109 shared, $119 private

Beacon Street Guest House
1047 Beacon St., Brookline
$79 shared, $89 private

Bed and Breakfast Agency of Boston
47 Commercial Wharf, Boston
bed and breakfast, $70-120
apartments w/kitchen, sleep up to 4 people: $130
apartments w/kitchen, sleep up to 6 people: $200

Brookline Manor Guest House
32 Centre St., Brookline
$89 private, $69 single shared

You can also find some more Boston hotel information via the following links:

Transportation Information

Boston public transportation, known as The T, is quite good. Short term T passes, called "Boston Passports", are available.

A one-day Passport costs $5.00
A three-day Passport costs $9.00
A seven-day Passport costs $18.00.

Each Passport allows unlimited use of all subway lines,
including surface Green Line branches, plus MBTA buses up
to $1.70 fare (additional fare, if any, payable in cash), and
commuter rail zones 1A and 1B - the same as a Combo Plus
monthly pass. With the Passport you can also get discounts
at some tourist attractions and restaurants. It is a good way
to test-ride the T.

Boston Passorts are sold at North Station, South Station, and
Back Bay Station; at Airport, Government Center, Harvard
Square, and Riverside MBTA stations; at visitor information
centers on Boston Common, in Quincy Market, and at several
hotels and newsstands.

You may want to get a Passport if you want to do any touring, or if you are staying at the Copley Plaza or possibly the Brookline Holiday Inn. If you let us know by April 10, we can pick one up for you to give you at registration time.