15 - 18 MARCH, 2000
HOTEL CAJA DE COMPENSACION
LA SERENA, CHILE
Understanding the many links between the various layers of stellar populations and the various phases of the interstellar medium within galaxies is important for a wide spectrum of unsolved astrophysical problems -- from developing a proper model of the ISM, to characterizing star formation on a global scale, to galaxy formation and evolution. While the links are being individually explored through different wavelength windows -- from X rays to mm waves -- an up-to-date overview of the mass and energy exchanges and budgets would be both timely and desirable. Therefore, we propose, as a subject of the upcoming workshop, to explore the links between stars, gas and dust within galaxies.
To this end, we will bring together astronomers from many subdisciplines. The
format of a workshop will be ideal for making the best progress towards investigating
the feedbacks among all the components within a galaxy. Moreover, holding the
workshop in Chile -- the frontier for many new facilities -- and having the
workshop organized by institutions which represent astronomers from both Europe
and the USA will hopefully provide an international spirit as well as break
Scientific Organizing Committee:
D.Alloin (ESO), N. Arimoto (U. Tokyo), C.Balkowski (O.Meudon/Paris), F.Boulanger (IAS), G.Galaz (LCO), W.Gieren (U.Concepcion), E.Hardy (NRAO), G.Hensler (U.Kiel), P.Hodge (U.Washington), R. Kennicutt (U.Arizona), J.Melnick (ESO), D.Minniti (PUC), K.Olsen (CTIO), M.Rubio (U.Chile) & F.Schweizer (OCIW).
Local Organizing Committee:
D.Alloin (ESO), G.Galaz (LCO), K.Olsen (CTIO)
Guests: E. Athanassoula, F. Casoli, C. Cesarsky,
C. Chiosi, Y.H. Chu, A. Ferrara, U. Fritze-v.Alvensleben,
J. Gallagher, C. Gallart, G.L.Granato, E. Grebel, G. Hensler, M. MacLow, C. Martin, S. Oey, D. Schaerer, J. Van Gorkom, D. Zaritsky.
Logistics: Ms. Andrea Lagarini at email@example.com - Tel:(56 2)228-5006 ext. 3113 Fax: (56 2)228-5132
The following list provides links to pages containing more detailed information about registration, and the workshop program:
Registration: The registration fee is 270 DM or 150 US$ (to be paid upon arrival in cash, with travellers checks, euro checks, or US dollar checks, credit cards are not accepted). The information contained in this web page is regularly updated. Please check the date of the last update at the bottom of this page.
Upon Arrival: Airport
Information in Santiago: http://www.gochile.cl/HBook/Airport.asp
Santiago Airport: International flights to Santiago arrive at the International Airport Terminal. In order to fly to La Serena, you need to go to the National Airport Terminal , which is located approximately 100 meters from the International Terminal.
To change airports: After Customs, you are on the ground level. Walk out of the International Airport premises, turn left towards a covered walkway, and follow it towards the smaller, older, building. The path is paved (thus, rolling luggage and airport trolleys can be moved easily on it). If you should need help to go from one terminal to the next, assistants are readily available.
Banking facilities at the Airport: Santiago Airport: There is an exchange booth in the baggage claim area which exchages Francs, DM and US$ only into pesos. Upon exiting customs on the left there is one ATM machine that can be used to obtain CHP from Visa, MasterCard, Cirrus ONLY. Please remember the machine will only provide pesos, it is not equipped to provide US dollar notes. Another ATM machine with the same features is available on the 3rd floor (departure area).
THE REGISTRATION DESK AT THE HOTEL VENUE WILL BE OPEN ON MARCH 14 FROM 17:00 - 21:00 HRS
|HOTEL FRANCISCO DE AGUIRRE||Cordovez 210||(56 51) 222-991||
|LA SERENA CLUB RESORT||Av. Del Mar 1000||(56 51) 221-262||
|HOTEL COSTA REAL||Av. Francisco de Aguirre 170||(56 51) 221-010||
HOTEL CAJA DE COMPENSACION LOS ANDES
|Los Nisperos 660||(56 51) 225-251||
US$48 DM 91
|RESIDENCIAL SUIZA||Cienfuegos 250||(56 51) 216- 092||
US$20 DM 38
|Cienfuegos 248||(56 51) 224-997||
US$20 DM 38
Upon arrival at La Serena Airport: there is an bank teller machine with a sign REDBANC on it where you can obtain Chilean Pesos from your credit card/bank card.
There is easy access
to downtown La Serena from the airport by taxi.
However, bus transfers will be available at approximately US$2 (or $1000 Chilean Pesos) per person (PLEASE HAVE CHANGE WITH YOU).
Bus transfer service will be available as of March 14 until March 15 AND for the return from March 18 to 19 on official airline arrival times only.
You may find information
about La Serena, maps and other related data at:
www.gochile.cl or http://gochile.cl/Map/Mapindex.html
also, at the end of the page you will find a list of Restaurants in the
Please note the venue does not
have an email access center.
For email access please note :
Restaurant Cuarto Cuervo, Avda del Mar 4600. Food & Beer/internet access.
(approx.15 minutes walk from workshop venue).
Netcafé, Cordovez 285.Cybercafe/ internet access (downtown)
Summer days are warm in La Serena, however, a light cardigan might be necessary for the evenings when the temperature drops.
Internal Flight Schedule: Santiago - La Serena - Santiago
Participants are requested to make their own travel arrangements to La Serena. Roundtrip ticket prices vary between US$80 - US$120 . We suggest you make your reservations at the earliest time possible.
From Santiago to La Serena (Lan Chile/Ladeco/Avant Airlines)
From La Serena to Santiago (Lan Chile/Ladeco/Avant Airlines)
Cerro Tololo Interamerican Observatory
- Casilla 603, La Serena, Chile (56 2 51)225-415
Updated: Mar.9, 2000