RadioNet and EVN & JIVE -

Board of

Directors Meetings

11 - 13 December 2003

Dwingeloo, Netherlands

Programme & Schedule


Important Dates
Local Information
Registration Visa    


Important Dates    

  • 1 November 2003 - Deadline for hotel reservations

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Location     The meeting will be hosted by ASTRON and JIVE at Hotel Spier, which is located close to the Dutch radio-observatory, where both institutes are situated.The observatory is located about 3 km from the little town of Dwingeloo, in the province of Drenthe, about 150km north-east of Amsterdam. Situated next to the institute is the old 25m Dwingeloo telescope (now no longer in operation). The institute is located in the middle of a National Park "Dwingelderveld", a very pleasant wooded area with miles of cycle paths through the park (and many Dutch tourists in the summer). It is an excellent, restful location for scientists from around the world to come and work. Apart from the village of Dwingeloo that is within "biking distance", the nearest towns (with a railway station) are Beilen (about 15 km) and Hoogeveen (about 20 km).

The EVN Board meeting on Friday 12 December starts at 08.30 hrs and will be held at the ASTRON & JIVE offices in Dwingeloo. A bus will take all participants from the hotel to ASTRON & JIVE on Friday morning.

  Departure from hotel Spier  08.10 hrs
  Departure from ASTRON & JIVE to hotel Spier  18.00 hrs

The conference dinner will take place at Friday 12 December, starting at 20.00 hrs (drinks at 19.30 hrs) at hotel Spier.

Transportation on Saturday 13 December will be discussed on Friday.

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Program and Schedule   &   Agenda

Wednesday, 10 December Arrival of participants Hotel Spier    
Thursday, 11 December FP5 - RadioNet meeting Hotel Spier Agenda  
Thursday, 11 December FP6 - RadioNet meeting Hotel Spier Agenda  
Friday, 12 December EVN Board meeting ASTRON & JIVE, Dwingeloo Agenda - AMENDED  
Saturday, 13 December EVN Executive meeting ASTRON & JIVE, Dwingeloo    
  JIVE Board meeting ASTRON & JIVE, Dwingeloo    

  • Conference Dinner at Hotel Spier: Friday 12 December.
  • The tour of Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope, which was tentatively scheduled for               Friday 12 December will not take place due to the tight meeting schedule.
  • Tour of JIVE Correlator - tentative

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For changes to registration details contact N. Csonka

  • Current list of attendees

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    Visa Please check if you need a visa for entering the Netherlands. If so, and if you require an official invitation in order to obtain the necessary visa, please indicate this on the registration form.

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    Transportation     If you arrive by train, you can use the time table of the Dutch railway to plan your journey. Hotel Spier offers a shuttle service (not free) from/to the train stations in Hoogeveen and Beilen. You can arrange this directly with the hotel when you make your reservation ( ), or contact N. Csonka

    Directions for those arriving by car are available here (pdf). Please note that Hotel Spier is situated next to highway A28.

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    Lodging     A block reservation has been made at Hotel Spier, near Dwingeloo, for the nights of 10, 11, 12,13 December .

    Please make your reservation directly with the hotel BEFORE 1 November  2003. After this date the block reservation will expire; reservations are then subject to availability. ASTRON is not directly responsible for any arrangements you make with the hotel, though we will of course try to help you in case you encounter difficulties.

    For reservation by e-mail use
    Phone: +31 (0)593 564800
    Fax: +31 (0)593 564805 Quote Code: EVN
    Price per room EUR 72.50 excluding breakfast.

    Hotel Spier-Dwingeloo
    Oude Postweg 8
    9417 TG Spier, the Netherlands


    Local Information

    Driving directions to Dwingeloo with text and maps.

    Other links to local information:

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    Last modified on 09 december 2003 15:37:34 by Nanuschka Csonka