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A Reporter's AAAS Notebook

The 1988 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science confirmed one long.standing suspicion about the association: there’s no staff meteorologist. After subjecting participants to subzero cold and Lake Michigan’s 15-foot waves at last year’s bash in Chicago. AAAS this year decided to take on a howling storm that dropped a foot of snow on Boston. Nevertheless, the SCIENTIST's staffers overcame a closed Logan Airport to bring you the following report

The Scientist Staff
The 1988 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science confirmed one long.standing suspicion about the association: there’s no staff meteorologist. After subjecting participants to subzero cold and Lake Michigan’s 15-foot waves at last year’s bash in Chicago. AAAS this year decided to take on a howling storm that dropped a foot of snow on Boston. Nevertheless, the SCIENTIST's staffers overcame a closed Logan Airport to bring you the following reports.

Convention planners scheduled many sessions in Hynes Auditorium, a cold concrete hangar connected by an open-air mail to the Sheraton-Boston, but renovations were still under way during the meeting. In fact, the entire second floor didn’t exist, requiring a shift to various parts of the Sheraton and Marriott hotels, a brisk five-minute walk away. After a few days of braving the elements, some participants were rearranging their schedules to remain inside the Sheraton.

The dreadful weather...

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