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Star Formation in Galaxies: The Herschel Era — Ringberg 2011

Star Formation in Galaxies: The Herschel Era

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Star Formation in Galaxies: The Herschel Era

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Venue, Travel, Logistics


List of Participants




Star Formation in Galaxies:
The Herschel Era

Sunday to Saturday, June 19 &mdash 25, 2011
Schloß Ringberg, Bavaria, Germany

Workshop Venue

The venue for the workshop is Schloß Ringberg (Ringberg Castle), a turn of the century castle located in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, and overlooking the Tegernsee. Located about 70 km south of Munich, the Tegernsee is a beautiful lake surrounded by mountains and small resort villages. The peaceful location, meeting schedule, and attendance limit of 65 set by the capacity of the venue are all conducive to an informal workshop atmosphere offering many opportunities for stimulating discussion.


Travel to Munich:

By air:
The Munich Franz-Josef Strauss Airport lies approximately 17 km and 30 km north-east of Garching and Munich, respectively. Most major carriers offer service to Munich, although often with stopovers involved on the more distant (North American, for example) routes. There are many cheap fares available if you shop around, and these will normally require staying over one Saturday night.

By train:
Munich Central Station can be reached from anywhere within Europe. From there, there are good public transportation connections to all of Munich. There are even railway connections to Tegernsee, in the vicinity of Schloß Ringberg.

By car:
Schloß Ringberg is located about 70 km SE of Munich. For those interested in driving directly to the castle, the Local Committee can send out detailed maps and instructions in advance of the workshop. Most major car rental companies have branches at the Munich Airport. Cars usually need to be reserved in advance, and rates are often more favorable if the cars are booked by an overseas travel agent. There is ample parking at the castle, and at the hotels in Kreuth-Weissach and Rottach-Egern near the castle. For those staying in Munich either before or after the workshop, note that parking can be a problem there and is often quite expensive as well.

Travel to Schloß Ringberg:

We plan to hire a bus to take participants from the Munich airport to Ringberg Castle on Sunday, leaving the airport in the mid-afternoon at about 15:00. People wishing to use this bus should indicate this on the web registration form. The bus will return participants to the airport on Saturday 25 June, leaving Ringberg promptly after breakfast. Final bus departure times and locations will be given in the final announcement.

Instructions to reach Ringberg castle by other means can be found here.

Note that check-in at the castle on Sunday is possible only from 16:00 on.

Meals and Lodging

The LOC will pay for lodging and meals of participants for the duration of the workshop. We will arrange that everyone stay either at Ringberg Castle (which has rooms for 35-40 people) or at hotels in nearby villages. Lunch and dinner are provided for all participants at Ringberg Castle. Unfortunately, we cannot pay for meals and lodging for accompanying guests. Please send us an email asking about rates in this case. Vegetarian meals and other special dietary requests are happily accommodated provided advance notice is given. Please indicate these when filling in the web registration form.

Due to the limited recreational facilities up at the castle, those people traveling with accompanying persons and/or families are strongly recommended to stay in a hotel. For those staying in hotels daily transportation to the castle (about a 10 minute drive) will be provided by the LOC in the morning in time for the first session, and then again in the evening before dinner and back to the hotels after dinner and some socializing time.

Please indicate on the registration form whether you prefer to stay at the castle or at the hotel. We will try as much as possible to adhere to people's wishes for lodging, but it will probably not be possible for everyone to have his/her first choice. To those affected, we apologize, but we're sure that you'll find both accommodations to be very pleasant.

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