Local and Practical
Local and Practical Information
The workshop will be held in the auditorium of the ESO Headquarters
Contact Phone Number
(+49) 89 3200 60 (ESO Reception Desk)
Contact Fax Number
(+49) 89 3200 6480
Registration will take place from 8:45 onwards on Wednesday,
May 19th, in front of the ESO auditorium. The registration fee of
120 € 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
The registration fee includes a copy of the workshop proceedings,
the welcome reception, bus transfers between the hotels and ESO,
and coffee and tea breaks, as well as the buffet lunches which
will be provided at ESO on Thursday and Friday (but not on Wednesday).
A welcome reception will be held at ESO on Wednesday evening, May 19th,
after the last session.
The poster papers will be on display in the
poster room (room 114) at ESO Headquarters for the entire
duration of the workshop. The display area available per poster is
around 100 x 100 cm.
|Internet and e-mail||
Internet and email connection (only via a WEBMAIL service at
the home institution) will be available in the poster room.
The username and password to be used
will be indicated in the "Note to Participants" document
in the folder which the participants will receive at
The Workshop Proceedings will be edited by J.R. Walsh and L. Stanghellini.
They will be published in the
"ESO Astrophysics Symposia". The
deadline for submission of manuscripts is 15 July 2004.
Here are the Instructions for Authors.
There will be some editorial overview exercised.
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
map of Garching).
Munich offers excellent public transport. Garching can
be reached by bus in combination with U-Bahn (underground) or
S-Bahn (commuter train).
|How to get to ESO||The international
airport of Munich
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 you
approx 30 €.
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 to Garching-Hochbrück, then bus 291 to Garching. Ismaning has a direct S-Bahn connection (S8) from the airport and the Hauptbahnhof.
Travel instructions can be found on the
ESO Travel and Local
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 hotels and ESO.
See the workshop bus schedule here.
Participants who do not want to use the workshop transfer bus
can still use public transportation (but not on Thursday! - see the
section "Public Holiday" below)
and the timetables will be available at the workshop secretariat.
See the Overview Table 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
Thursday May 20th is a public holiday in Germany (Christi Himmelfahrt /
Ascension day). This means that shops, banks, the ESO travel agent
and the canteen on the institute campus will be closed.
There will also be no public transport services between Garching and ESO
on this day. Restaurants and cafes in Garching will in general be open.
On Wednesday May 19th we suggest that you have lunch at the
canteen of the
Max-Planck Institute, located about 5 minutes walk from ESO
Number 28 shows the canteen, and 37 the ESO Headquarters).
The canteen is open from 11:15 to 13:45.
On Thursday and Friday, 20th and 21st of May, a buffet lunch will be served
at ESO, since the canteen is closed on both these days.
In order to reach the Max-Planck-Institute Canteen it is
necessary to pass a security check at the gate on entering the
The Workshop name badge together with an identity card / passport
has to be shown to allow access.
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.
All banks will be closed on Thursday May 20th due to the
The ESO travel agent Carlson Wagonlit,
located at ESO Headquarters in room 203, can help you, if needed, to
make arrangements for your travel after the workshop. The opening
hours are 9:00-16:30 (Wednesday) and 9:00-16:00 (Friday).
The travel agent is closed on Thursday May 20th due to the
Munich weather in May can be warm and sunny or cool and rainy.
Daytime temperatures are typically in the range 10-25 C.
For more information, see
Deutsche Bahn (German Railways)
Munich public transport (MVV)
Munich Tourist Office
Bayerische Staatsoper (The Munich Opera House)
Restaurants in Garching
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