Meeting place:The symposium will take place at the Hilles Building, in the Radcliffe Quad, across the street from the CfA, on Garden Street. The meeting place will be the Conference Room on the Penthouse floor of the newly renovated Hilles Building. In adjacent rooms, a cafe area has been reserved, as well as a poster room, with panoramic views of Harvard.
Lunch will be catered in the Pforzheimer House Dining Hall, directly opposite the Hilles Building.
The location is within walking distance of both the Sheraton Commander Hotel and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA). A Harvard shuttle bus is also available to Harvard Square, and departs immediately in front of Pforzheimer House.
An interactive map of the Harvard Campus in Cambridge may be useful for you. Here is also a pdf format map of CfA Area that you can download.
How to reach CfA:CfA is located at 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, within walking distance (about 10 min) of the subway (T) Red Line's Harvard Square T station. See the map links above for directions.
For more information about Boston's Subway System (the "T"), please check Boston's MBTA webpage
From Boston's Logan Airport:The Silver Line Bus ($2.00 exact change) drops off and picks up in front of all the terminals. The Silver Line will take you directly to the South Station. Once at South Station, you do not need to leave the gate. Just change to the Red Line going Inbound (Alewife direction) to the Harvard Square T Station.
Train:If you take the train into Boston, take it directly to South Station, from there you can change to the T by going downstairs within the station (see above).
Taxi:You can always take a Taxi from Logan or South Station. The cost to Harvard Square (or your Cambridge hotel address) - should be about $35/40.
Driving:We advise against bringing or renting a car. There is no visitor parking at the Observatory and most on-street parking in Cambridge is designated for Cambridge residents only. Most places in Cambridge and Boston are easily accessible by public transportation.
You can find more information on the CfA webpage
and the Harvard University webpage