Living with a Star

From Space Science Theory Group


Living with a Star FST Meeting

May 10-11, 2010
University of New Hampshire
Morse Hall, Room 301


A $50 registration fee will cover breakfast, morning and afternoon tea and coffee service, and lunch each day.

[Register online]


A block of rooms have been reserved at The New England Center

$99/night, plus tax

The New England Center
5 Strafford Ave., Durham

Campus location, on-site parking, fitness center, restaurant and lounge. The Hampton Shuttle stops here.

Parking permits are required and can be obtained from the bell person in the kiosk, which is located at the semi-circle across from the New England Center sign.

The New England Center amenities Full-Service Hotel and Conference Center
115 guestrooms in a uniquely designed setting
Acorns Restaurant, Café and Lounge - Our on-site award winning restaurant
Complimentary wired/wireless internet throughout hotel and conference center
In room voicemail messaging
Personal workspaces
Complimentary access to the University's Hamel Recreation Center
Coffee maker, hair dryer, cable television featuring HBO.

Air Travel Options

Nearest full-service airport: Manchester, NH

Closer and more convenient than Boston, but fewer connections. Has a convenient Southwest Airlines shuttle service to BWI. Driving time: ~50 minutes.

Logan International Airport, Boston, Mass.

Expect heavy traffic and road construction. Driving time: 70-90 min.

Shuttles Serving Area Airports

Hampton Shuttle runs from both airports, stops at the New England Conference Center at UNH and locations in Portsmouth. $49 one way from Logan, $46 one way from Manchester. Check web site for more information.
Reservation required: (800) 225-6426.

Mermaid Transportation Offers 5 daily trips from Manchester to the New England Conference Center on campus. $32 one-way and $64 round-trip. Call to reserve a seat: (800) 696-2463.

If flying into Logan, Flight Line Inc. provides transportation to UNH.

C&J Trailways bus line runs from Logan to their Portsmouth bus terminal, round trip $39. If you take this, you will need to take a taxi to Durham. Thell the bus driver that you will need a taxi, he will call it in for you. The terminal closes at 10PM.

Taxi Services Doug's - 24 hour around the clock service, (603) 436-2220, @ $26 to Durham. Blue Star - runs until 1:00AM Sunday-Wed, 2AM Thurs-Saturday, (603) 436-2774

Driving Options

Driving from Manchester Airport to Portsmouth

Driving From Logan International Airport to Portsmouth, NH

Driving from Portsmouth, NH to UNH

Parking on Campus

UNH Parking Services

  • Parking police are vigilant and tickets are expensive ($50 to $100 is typical).


Leaving Manchester Airport

Turn right onto Brown Ave. (Rt. 3A).
From Brown Ave., take I-293 to I-93 North. While on I-293 you will pass the Mall of New Hampshire on your right. After you go under the overpass, I-293 splits, so bear left. In wet or snowy weather, this short curved segment of road becomes dangerous.
Once you are on I-93 North, immediately get into the right lane. This will involve shifting over two lanes of merging traffic.
Your exit is Exit 7 on the right a sign should say (Rt. 101 East to Portsmouth).
Follow Rt. 101 East to Exit 7.
Take the RT-125 exit, EXIT 7, toward EPPING/KINGSTON.
Turn LEFT onto NH-125/CALEF HWY. Continue to follow NH-125 N.
Enter next roundabout and take 1st exit onto US-4 E.
Take the RT-108 ramp toward DURHAM/NEWMARKET.

Leaving Logan International Airport in Boston to I-95

Logan is about 50 miles from Portsmouth. Depending on traffic, it will take you an hour or more.

From Logan Airport, take Rt. 1A North ramp toward Revere/Lynn.
Follow to Rt. 60, then follow signs for Rt. 1 North (Newburyport).
You want to be in the right lane.
Follow Rt. 1 North to I-95 North.
Sign reads: New Hampshire & all Maine Points. This is a LEFT exit. Plan ahead!

In Portsmouth, take Exit 5 to Portsmouth/Newington. This brings you to the Portsmouth traffic circle, where the Best Western and Holiday Inn hotels are located.

From Portsmouth to UNH, Durham

From the Portsmouth traffic circle:

Take the exit to Rt. 4/16 (Spaulding Turnpike).
Drive north to Exit 6W (after the overpass).
Take Exit 6W (Rt. 4) to Durham.
Take the RT-108 ramp toward DURHAM/NEWMARKET.


A Campus Map is available that is suitable for printing.

Local Map

Additional Resources

Official New Hampshire tourism website.

Durham: It’s Where U Live A community oriented website.