The Solar System Bodies: from Optics to Geology
Astronomical Institute of Kharkiv V.N. Karazin National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine, May 26-29, 2008
LocationThe conference will be held in Kharkiv V.N. Karazin National University situated in the center of Kharkiv, the second largest city of Ukraine.
RegistrationIf you are going to attend the conference, please fill the registration form on-line at www.astron.kharkov.ua/conference/ssb/08/registration.php before March 31, 2008. For those who already filled the pre-registration form there is no need to send new form.
AccommodationUseful information about hotels can be found at www.all-hotels.com.ua. We recommend the following hotels:
- Chichikov **** http://chichikov-hotel.com.ua/indexe.php?rs=&r_t=,
- Kharkov *** hotel.kharkov.com/en/,
- Gloria ** www.hotelgloria.com.ua/start.php?lang=eng
The hotel Kharkov is the closest hotel to the place of the conference (5 minutes by walk). You can find information about the prices at the hotel websites. Pay attention that the prices can be given in Ukrainian currency Hryvnya (UAH). The exchange rate is 1 USD ~ 5.0 UAH, 1 Euro ~7.4 UAH. Cheap accommodation for students (Euro 4-5 per night) is also available. The LOC can provide booking in the above-mentioned hotels by your request. Please, send a request with an indication of exact dates of your arrival and departure, hotelï¿½s name and room type (single/double) by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org before April 25, 2008.
How to get to KharkivThere are a limited number of airlines that connect Kharkiv to other cities, mainly to Kiev, Moscow and Vienna. The option is either to fly directly to Kharkiv via Vienna by Austrian Airlines or to Kiev Borispol Airport (www.boryspil-airport.kiev.ua/eng/) which has a lot of connections to many cities. To get to Kharkiv from Kiev you can take a bus directly from Borispol Airport (www.boryspil-airport.kiev.ua/eng/transport/) or a train from the Kiev Railway Station (in 40 minutes by bus from Borispol Airport). You can choose either an express train (departure 17:30, arrival 23:20) or a night train (departure 22:25, arrival 6:25). Detailed information about train tickets is given at the Ukrainian Railway web-site www.pz.gov.ua/askpp/exprt.php?lid=3&mid=31.
How to get to University
You may get to these places: - from Railway Station by metro to the station“Universitet”; - from Airport by bus no. 119 to the stop “Metro Universitet” - from the hotel “Gloria” by metro to the station “Gosprom” The metro stations “Universitet” and “Gosprom” belong to different lines but have common connection and are very close to each other and to the University building and to the hotel “Kharkov”. Locations of the conference and hotels are shown in the map of the central part of Kharkiv.