Ion chemistry in space
Open Working Group Meeting of the EU COST Action
"The Chemical Cosmos: Understanding Chemistry in Astronomical Environments"
Prague, Czech Republic 17-19 May 2011
|General||Programme||Venue & Access||Accommodation||Abstracts||Registration||Practical infos||Contact|
Check-in: The check-in desk for the meeting will be open on Monday May 16th from 14:00 to 20:00 in the lobby of Hotel Diplomat. Check-in is also possible from 08:30 to 09:00 on Tuesday May 17th at the meeting venue. There also payment should be made for the registration fee (EUR 150,-) .
The meeting will be held at the Lesser Quarter building of the Charles University in the old St. Nicholas Monastery in Prague, Czech Republic. The address is Malostranské náměstí 25, Malá Strana, 118 00 Praha-Prague, Česká republika/Czech Republic. Lectures wil be held in the refektorium (Refektar). The lecture room is equipped with PowerPoint projector, audio equipment and overhead projector. If speakers need some other technical devices, they should contact the organisers. The venue of the poster session will be announced here in due course.
The meeting is held in a very fine building belonging to a Jesuite monastery. A brief history of the building and some futher infos can be found here.
Lunches (as well as the dinner on Wednesday) will be in the Profesni Dum Restaurant in the cellar of the conference venue (address: Malostranské náměstí 25, 11800 Praha 1, phone ++42-0221914275). The conference banquet will be held at the restaurant "Villa Richter" (Address: Staré zámecké schody 6/251, 118 00, Praha 1, Pražský hrad, phone ++420–257–219–079 ) on the slope of Prague Castle (see the Programme site for details).
In the following we describe the access to the conference hotel as well as the directions from the conference hotel to the conference venue. A map of the area with the conference venue and all the hotels (apart from Hotel Diplomat, which is outside it) can be downloaded here as .pdf file.
Conference venue (the white building on the right)
|Acesss to the conference hotel (Hotel Diplomat)
We describe here the access to the conference hotel (Hotel Diplomat, Evropska 16, 16041 Prague, Czech Republic) and the access to the conference from the hotel by public transport. Going to the venue by car is discouraged due to the lack of parking places in the Lesser Quarter. The venue is only 2 stations by underground For access to the other hotels we recommend please check the relevant links to the hotels at the Accommodation page.
|Access by air|
|Flights arrive at Prague Ruzyne airport ( airport code PRG). It is served by many airlines. It is actually quite simple to go to the conference hotel from the airport. Emerge from the arrival hall and go to he public transport bus station. Take bus 119 to Dejvická (around 24 min). At the end station walk 150m in the opposite direction of the driving direction of the bus, Hotel Diploma is on the left then. Buses run from 04:30 in the morning until 00:30.
Warning: Going by taxi is discouraged, Prage taxi drivers have not undeservedly earned a reputation for cheating tourists and asking for grossly excesive fares. If you feel you need a taxi from the airport then go to the tourist information at the airport and ask for help. We have also heard that the dollowing companies are reliable: AAA Radiotaxi - tel. 140 14 or 222 333 222, www.aaa-taxi.cz, City Taxi (phone 257 257 257, www.citytaxi.cz), Profi Taxi (phone: tel. 140 35 or 2 61 31 41 51, www.profitaxi.cz) Halotaxi (phone 244 114 411, www.halotaxi.cz), Sedop (phone 777 666 333, www.sedop.cz ). Nevertheless, there might be some black sheep around their drivers also........ . Maybe the best alternative to get a taxi from the airport here.
|Access by train|
|Take the train to Prague Main station (Praha Hlavní Nádraží). For timetables check the site of Czech railways (České dráhy) or the multilingual website of the German Railways. Arriving at the main station, go to the underground "Metro" station. Take the red line into direction "Háje" to "Muzeum" (one stop). Change then to the gren line to go to "Dejvická" (end station). From there leave the station in the driving direction of the train and keep left. You will emerge on Evropská, the Hotel Diplomat is 100m further to the left. A map of the underground net can be found here.|
|Access by own car|
From Road 1 – Brno, Vienna, Budapest, České Budejovice
From D5 Germany via Plzen:
From D8 – Teplice, Berlin, Dresden:
|Access to the venue from the conference hotel|
Walk out from Hotel Diplomat turn right on the street (Evropska). In 100m you wil reach Dejvická station, fro thee take the underground (only one direction) to Malostranská station (second stop, 3-4 minutes). Exit there and walk down the road (direction to the Vltava river) for 100 metres until you come into an intersection. Turn there right into Letenská. Follow this a bit winding road for 500 m until you emerge on Lesser Quarter Square (Malostranské náměstí) There you will see a church and a white large building to the right of it with a large portal. Enter through it to the conference venue.
A map of the area with the conference venue and all the hotels (apart from Hotel Diplomat, which is outside it) can be downloaded here as .pdf file.