Caption: Two full disk images taken by the X-Ray Telescope aboard Hinode are taken one solar rotation apart. In the center of the left hand image are NOAA active regions 10931 and 10932. A rotation later the active regions have disappeared, but their effect is still noticeable in the long quiet sun loops. Yohkoh experts can comment on whether this was commonly seen by SXT. This type of evolution was seen in Skylab, though not this clearly (1982; ApJ 266, 359-365).

Hinode 5
Exploring the Active Sun

Royal Sonesta Hotel & Hotel Marlowe in Cambrdige, Massachusetts, USA

  • Rate: $229/night for single or double occupancy
  • There are only a few rooms available on Friday night (October 14) and none available on Saturday night (October 15). Please contact the Hotel Marlowe (below) for rooms near the government rate on those nights.
  • Contact the Sonesta at 617.806.4200 or email
  • To obtain the Conference Rate, identify yourself as part of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory - XRT Science Meeting
  • Housing Deadline: July 11, 2011
Royal Sonesta Hotel - Room Reservations

Other close hotels

  • Hotel Marlowe, Cambridge MA

    Across the street from the conference hotel.
    Rooms available on October 14/15 @ $269/night
    Please email to obtain reservations at the reduced rate at the Hotel Marlowe
  • Boston Marriott Cambridge
    2 Cambridge Center
    Cambridge, MA 02142
    Phone: 617-494-6600
    Fax: 617-494-0036

    25 Edwin H. Land Blvd.
    Cambridge, MA 02141
    Reservations: (800) 825-7140

  • Hampton Inn Boston/Cambridge
    191 Monsignor O'Brien Highway,
    Cambridge, MA ,02141
    Phone: 1-617-494-5300
    Fax: 1-617-494-6569

  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Cambridge, Massachusetts (MA)
    250 Monsignor O'Brien Hwy,
    Cambridge, MA 02141
    Phone: 617-577-7600
    Fax: 617-354-1313

There is also a list of hotels in Cambridge at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Travel and Special Events.

All of the hotels listed at the SAO site (except ones mentioned above) will entail a bus, taxi or subway ride to the conference site.

To reach the Royal Sonesta from the airport by subway, take the MBTA Blue Line shuttle bus from the terminal to the Blue Line Station. Then take the Blue Line in the direction of Bowdoin (inbound). Get off at Government Center, and transfer to the Green Line. Take the Green Line towards Lechmere Station (outbound). The hotel is closest to the Lechmere stop at the end of the line. NOTE: there is construction on the Green Line, and there may be shuttle busses between North Station and Lechmere. Green Line construction updates.

A map of the subway system is here.

A map showing the Royal Sonesta (marked with an "A") and the Lechmere Green Line Station (marked with an "M" north and west of the hotel):

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