ATMOSPHERELESS SOLAR SYSTEM BODIES IN THE SPACE EXPLORATION ERA
Institute of Astronomy and Department of Astronomy and Space Informatics of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University
June 18-22, 2018
LocationThe conference will be held in Kharkiv V.N. Karazin National University situated in the center of Kharkiv, the second largest city of Ukraine.
Reception and registration on June 18 will be held at the Institute of astronomy (Sumska str. 35) which is located between the University building and Shevchenko square. Unfortunately to us, the reconstruction of Shevchenko square has been started few weeks ago and there is no possibility to go through square anymore. The way to reach Institute of Astronomy from different locations is shown in the map of the central part of Kharkiv.
The sessions on June 19, 20, 21 will be held at the main building of the Kharkiv V.N. Karazin National University, central entrance, 1st floor (Svobodu sqr. 4, see at the map). The sessions on June 22 will be held at the Institute of astronomy (Sumska str. 35).
We plan to have invited talks (30 minutes), oral (15 minutes) and poster presentations. The working language of the conference is English.
An LCD projector and a PC laptop will be available for oral presentations. Speakers should bring their presentation on a USB memory drive to download on the laptop PC provided at the meeting.
The maximal size of posters should not exceed 100 cm wide and 120 cm high. Posters will remain on display at the conference hall throughout the conference. We have not scheduled a special poster session.
Abstracts should be prepared in the form similar to that for Lunar Planetary Science Conference. You can find the abstract template here
The length of an abstract is one page. Abstracts (in Word or pdf format) can be uploaded at the conference website or submitted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The maximum file size is 2 MB. The deadline for abstract submission is April 15, 2018.
If you are going to attend the conference, please fill the registration form at www.astron.kharkov.ua/conference/ssb/18/registration.php before April 15, 2018. For those who already filled the pre-registration form there is no need to send new form.
AccommodationYou can find many offers of accommodation in Kharkiv at www.booking.com or other on-line reservation services. Please, try to book hotels in your earliest convenience because the hotels in the central part of city are in high demand. We recommend the following hotels nearby of the conference place:
- Premier Palace Hotel Kharkiv ***** https://kharkiv-palace.phnr.com/,
- Kharkov **** hotel.kharkov.com/en/,
- Chichikov **** http://chichikov-hotel.com.ua/,
- Gostiny Dvor**** https://hotel-gd.com.ua/en/,
- Hotel 19**** http://hotel19.ua/
The hotels Kharkiv and Premier Palace are the closest hotels 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 ~ 28 UAH, 1 Euro ~33 UAH. If you have problems in booking hotels, please, inform us by e-mail email@example.com
How to get to Kharkiv
There are a limited number of airlines that connect Kharkiv to other cities, mainly to Kiev, Warsaw, Istanbul and several other cities (see the whole list at https://hrk.aero/en/ ). The option is to fly to Kharkiv via Warsaw by LOT Polish Airlines or via Kiev by Ukrainian International Airlines (https://www.flyuia.com/ua/en/). Another option is to fly to Kiev Boryspol Airport ((https://kbp.aero/en/) and to get to Kharkiv from Kiev by train or bus. The train option is more convenient. The train to Kharkiv departs from the Kiev Railway Station which is in 50 minutes by bus from Boryspol Airport (https://kbp.aero/en/transport/bus/).You can choose either an express train (departure 6:43, 13:31, 18:00; the travel time is about 5 hours) or a night train (departure 22:22, arrival 6:25). You can book train tickets at the Ukrainian Railway web-site https://booking.uz.gov.ua/en/.
If you choose to take bus there are buses directly from Boryspol Airport to Kharkiv (8:35, 15:05, 23:20; travel time about 7 hours). You can find more information about buses and book tickets at http://skybus.kiev.ua/en/across.html.
How to get to University
There are two metro stations nearby the University building: metro stations “Universitet” and “Derzhprom”. They belong to different lines but have common connection and are very close to each other and to the University building. Metro ticket offices are situated at the entrance to each station where you can buy a single journey ticket (the cost is UAH 5). By metro you can reach the Railwal Station (metro station “Pivdennyi Vokzal”).
There is a direct bus from the conference place to the Kharkiv airport (bus no. 119). Its stop is close to the northern University building (stop ”Metro Derzhprom”). The cost is UAH 8. The way to the airport is about 40 min and the time interval between buses is about 30 min.
Taxis are the easiest and fastest way to go to your location. The typical cost from the Kharkiv airoport to the city centre is UAH 120 (Euro 4). It is safer and cheaper to order taxi by phone. The most popular taxi companies phones are 30-40, 77-07 (from local phone, callback). Unfortunately, most of taxi dispatchers and taxi drivers do not speak English. If you are ordering a taxi by phone, the taxi dispatcher will say you the exact cost of a ride since most of our taxis are not equipped with a meter. If you take taxi by yourself it is important that you negotiate the price with the driver before you get in the car.
The official currency of Ukraine is Hryvnia (UAH). There are a lot of currency exchange places in the central part of the city, at the banks, hotels, airport. The exchange rate is 1 USD ~ 26 UAH, 1 Euro ~30 UAH. The exchange rate is practically the same in various exchange places but day-to-day exchange rate fluctuates.
The credit cards like Visa or MasterCard are accepted in many places. It is safer to use ATM machine (local word for it is "Bankomat") if it is located in a public place, like hotels, inside or close to the banks.
Cafes and Restaurants
There are many places to have lunch nearby the conference place (see map). There are also cafe inside the University building. The popular restaurants near the conference place:
Visa to Ukraine
For many countries visa to Ukraine is not required for a stay up to 90 days. Please, check if you need a visa to enter Ukraine at http://mfa.gov.ua/en/consular-affairs/entering-ukraine/visa-requirements-for-foreigners. If you need a visa the LOC will provide an invitation letter upon your request.
The registration fee is Euro 200. It includes the conference documentation, coffee-breaks and attendance to all official events organized by the LOC. The registration fee can be paid upon arrival at the registration desk.
Limited financial support can be awarded, preferentially to young scientists. The support in the form of a reduction of the registration fee is available for scientists from Ukraine and other former Soviet Union countries. Application for financial support can be done during the on-line registration before April 15.