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Practical info

Local and Practical Information (version of June 8, 2005 - will be updated regularly)

Workshop Venue

The workshop will be held in the Auditorium of the European Southern Observatory
Headquarters building (see the orange dot with number "1" on the attached map).

Contact Phone Number

+49-89-32006-0 (ESO Reception Desk); +49-89-3200-6291 (Britt Sj÷berg)

Contact Fax Number


Bus Transfer

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.
On Thursday and Friday evening, the bus will stop for around 15 minutes at the
bus stop Maibaum and then continue to the closest underground station for those
who would like to spend the evening in Munich.



Registration will take place from 8:30 onwards on Tuesday, June 14.
The registration desk / secretariat will be manned during coffee and lunch
breaks throughout the conference.

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

Welcome Reception
Conference Dinner

A welcome reception will be held at ESO on Tuesday evening, June 14th, after the last

A conference dinner will be organised on Wednesday night, June 15th,
at the Restaurant Pegasus in Oberschlei▀heim.
The dinner costs EUR 30 for registered participants and EUR 50 for accompanying persons.

Oral Presentations

Those giving oral talks are requested to bring their presentations on a memory stick,
CD-ROM, or on their own laptop. Please make sure that this is tested in the morning
between 08:30-09:00 on the day of the talk.


The poster papers will be on display in the poster/Council room (room 114) at ESO
Headquarters for the entire duration of the workshop. The display area available per
poster is around 120cm (high) x 100cm (wide) (paper size A1).

Internet and e-mail

Three PCs for Internet and email connection (only via a WEBMAIL service at the home
institution) will be available at in the ESO poster/Council room (room 114). 12 other PCs
are available in the meeting rooms 231 and 232 when these rooms are not in use
(mainly mornings). Wireless LAN is available in most parts of the ESO building.
Please bring your own wireless cards.

Hands-on Sessions

It is a great help if as many as possible bring their own laptops
with wireless cards. 12 PCs are available in the meeting rooms 231 and 232 with
the necessary software installed.

Workshop Proceedings

See here.

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)
, Interactive 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 (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 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

Travel instructions can be found on the ESO Travel and Local Information pages. See the
section "Public Transport" below for more information.

Public Transport

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
, and of the German Railways.


The closest canteen (5 minutes walk from workshop venue) is the
canteen of the Max-Planck Institute
(see map). 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.

In order to go from ESO to the canteen it is necessary to pass a gate on entering the
Max-Planck-Institute area. We will have to go through the gate in groups.

Bank service


There are banks and cash-points in Garching. All main credit and debit cards are accepted
(with PIN code). In general credit and debit cards are not always accepted in
bars and restaurants.


Munich weather in June is often sunny and warm. Unfortunately, also rainy weather
is common. Daytime temperatures are typically in the range 15-25° C. For more
information, see WeatherOnline. Forecast for Tuesday 14.06: Scattered
Clouds. High: 66° F / 19° C. Wind West 2 mph / 3 km/h.

A few weeks ago we had 30° C, but have in the 10 days had ~15° C.
The lakes are 'bathable', but still cold.

Useful links

Munich Tourist Office
Munich public transport (MVV)
Munich Airport
Deutsche Bahn (German Railways)
Bayerische Staatsoper (The Munich Opera House)
Cinemas in Munich
Restaurants in Garching