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An ESO Workshop

Garching (Germany), July 3 to 6, 2007

organized by: Tom Wilson and Markus Kissler-Patig

Contact: star07@eso.org 

Workshop Venue The workshop will be held in the Council Room (Room 114) at the ESO Headquarters building, Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, D-85748 Garching bei München.
Contact Phone Number (+49) 89 3200 60 (ESO Reception Desk)
Contact Fax Number (+49) 89 3200 6480

Registration will take place from 08:30 onwards on Tuesday July 3rd, in the ESO entrance hall. The registration fee of 100 € is payable at the registration desk in cash (€) or by credit card.

For payment by credit card, please fill in the form and fax it to the organisers at the secure fax number (+49) 89 320 23 62 (note that this is different from the number given above) or bring it to the registration desk. This will save time at the registration.

The registration fee includes the welcome dinner, bus transfers between Garching and ESO, and coffee and tea breaks. It does not include the costs of meals.

Welcome Dinner The welcome dinner will take place on Tuesday evening, July 3rd at 19:00 hrs at the Gasthof Neuwirt in Garching.
Posters The poster papers will be on display in the conference room (Council Room) at ESO Headquarters for the duration of the workshop. The display area available per poster is around 120cm (high) x 100cm (wide) (paper size A1).
Internet and e-mail

4 PCs for Internet and email connection (only via a WEBMAIL service at the home institution) will be available in rooms 231 and 232. There will also be Internet cables and power strips to connect your laptops. Wireless LAN is available in most parts of the ESO building. Please bring your own wireless cards.

Geographical Location Munich is located in southern Germany. The ESO Headquarters are situated on the institute campus just north of the town of Garching, which is itself about 20 km north of Munich overview map; map of Garching with hotels), Map of Garching (high-res), Garching Local Information.
Munich offers excellent public transport. Garching can be reached by U-Bahn (underground) or in combination with S-Bahn (commuter train) and bus.
How to get to ESO The international airport of Munich (München) is located some 20 km north of Garching. From the airport, you can choose between the S-Bahn+Bus or taxi to go to your hotel. A taxi (recommended) to a hotel in Garching will cost approx. 30-35 €.

If you arrive by train at the Munich Central Station (Hauptbahnhof), you can reach Garching by taking the S-Bahn to Marienplatz, then U-Bahn U6 in the direction of Garching-Forschungszentrum exiting at the U6 stop Garching or continue to the station Garching-Forschungszentrum to go to ESO.

Ismaning has a direct S-Bahn connection (S8) from the airport and the Hauptbahnhof.

Detailed travel instructions can be found on the ESO Travel Information page. See the section "Public Transport" below for more information.

Bus Transfer to the Workshop In the mornings and in the evenings of the workshop, there will be a bus transfer service between the center of Garching and ESO. See the workshop bus schedule here. Participants who do not want to use the workshop transfer bus can still use public transport.
Public Transport

See this Overview for an indicative summary, with some caveats, of public transport possibilities between the airport, Garching, ESO, Ismaning and Munich city centre. We recommend to consult the electronic time tables of the Munich tranportation network MVV, and of the German Railways .

Lunch We suggest that you have lunch at the canteen of the Max-Planck Institute, located about 5 minutes walk from ESO (see map of the campus). The opening hours are:
Dining hall: Mo.-Th. 11:15 - 13:45; Fr. 11:15 - 13:30 Cafeteria: Mo.-Th. 8:30 - 11:00 and 11:30 - 16:30; Fr. 8:30 - 11:00 and 11:30 - 14:00.
Only cash is accepted. Prices for a main course range from about 4 to 6 Euros.
Bank service There are banks and cash-points in Garching. All main credit and debit cards are accepted (with PIN code). Please note that the banks may close during lunch time and have otherwise opening hours grossly different from shops.
Weather Munich weather in July can be hot and sunny or cool and rainy. Daytime temperatures are typically in the range 20-30 C, but can also be as low as 10 C. For more information, see WeatherOnline.
Useful links Deutsche Bahn (German Railways)
Munich public transport (MVV)
Munich Airport
Munich Tourist Office
Bayerische Staatsoper (The Munich Opera House)
Cinemas in Munich
Restaurants in Garching

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