The 2011 Meeting for the High Energy Astrophysics Division will be held in Newport, Rhode Island at the centrally located Newport Marriott Hotel from Wednesday, September 7 through Saturday, September 10, 2011.
An opening reception will be held at our host hotel, the Newport Marriott, from 7pm to 9pm on Tuesday, September 6th.
The meeting itself begins Wednesday, September 7th and continues through Saturday, September 10th. This schedule gives the HEAD attendees an excellent room rate for the area, $159.00 night. The Marriott features Revive bedding with plush 300 thread-count linens and we have made arrangements for HEAD attendees to enjoy complimentary High Speed Internet. The hotel features great amenities like a fitness center, indoor swimming pool and whirlpool and a spa co-located on site.
HEAD attendees will enjoy the central location of the Marriott. It is an easy walk to wonderful restaurants, interesting museums, wharves and unique shops and galleries built along cobblestone streets. For more information on activities in Newport see: http://www.gonewport.com/
Newport is a city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States, about 30 miles (48 km) south of Providence and only an hour south of Boston’s Logan Airport. Known as a New England summer resort and for the famous Newport Mansions it is home to spectacular coastal scenery, awe-inspiring architecture, a thriving waterfront downtown, and welcoming hospitality. It is considered by many to be a shining gem in the coastal crown of New England.
Newport is home to miles of scenic coastline ideal for exhilarating sailing excursions, relaxing beach time, and rejuvenating walks. Through the years Newport has made a name for itself in a variety of manners, first as a colony founded on religious freedom, later as the summer playground for the American socialite families with names like Astor and Vanderbilt, as a key location for the United States Navy, and then as the yachting capital of the world. Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, wealthy southern planters seeking to escape the heat began to build summer “cottages” on Bellevue Avenue and by the turn of the 20th century, many of the nation's wealthiest families were summering in Newport, including the Vanderbilts, Astors and Widener family who constructed the largest "cottages", such as The Breakers 1895.
The HEAD banquet on Thursday, September 8th will be held at the Rosecliff Mansion. Sites that can show you Rosecliff and other mansions include: http://www.scalamandre.com/tour/rosecliff/rosecliff.htm and http://tickets.newportmansions.org/mansion.aspx?id=1001
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