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.
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.
For changes to registration details contact N. Csonka
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org ), or contact N. Csonka
A block reservation has been made at
Hotel Spier, near Dwingeloo, for the nights of
10, 11, 12,13 December .
Driving directions to Dwingeloo with text and maps.
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