Local and Practical Information
The workshop will be held in the ESO Auditorium (Telescopium), Karl-Schwarzschild-Str. 2, Garching b. München.
Travelling to Garching
Garching lies about 13 km north-east of Munich and 17 km south-westof Munich international airport (Franz Josef Strauss). Please follow these instructions to travel to Garching.
See this Overview for an indicative summary, with some caveats, of public transportpossibilities between the airport, Garching, ESO, Ismaning and Munichcity centre. We recommend to consult the electronic time tables of the Munich tranportation network MVV, and of theGermanRailways.
Instructions for travelling to the workshop venue
We advise all participants to travel to the workshop venue withthe underground train (U-Bahn), line U6. The U-Bahn stationin Garching is centrally located and within close reach of all hotelsand is indicated with a large blue "U"-sign. Take the underground train (U-Bahn) line U6, with destination "Garching Forschungszentrum" (Garching Research Campus) - this is the last stop on the line. Exit the station at the rear end of the train and follow the sign for ESO (see map). Here is some more information on the use of public transport. Timetables can be found here.
Contact phone and fax number
Contact phone number: +49 89 320 060 (ESO Reception Desk)
Contact fax numbers: +49 89 320 23 62
Registration will take place on Wednesday, from 10:00 onwards in front of the ESO Auditorium.
We will have available in the meeting room a Windows laptop and a Mac laptop with standard presentation software. Please bring your presentation on a memory stick (pdf preferred) and give it to one of the ESO persons wearing a yellow badge well before the session in which you talk. Using your own laptop is strongly discouraged.
There will be some space available to display posters for the duration of the workshop. The display area available per poster is limited to 60 cm (w) x 100 cm (h).
Internet and email
Open wireless internet is available in most parts of the ESO building.
We suggest that you have lunch at the canteen of the Max-Planck Institute, located about 5 minutes walk from the workshop room. (See map of the campus. The canteen is marked C2.) 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.
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.
Munich weather in October is really in transition to the winter. It can be sunny with pleasant temparatures of around 15 C but it can also be cool with rain showers. So you should come prepared for this. Daytime temperatures are anywhere between 5-15 C. For more information, see Weather Online.