Observatorio Astronómico Nacional


EVN TOG, EVN CBD, Radionet and JIVE board meetings at Observatorio Astronómico Nacional

The Spanish Observatorio Astronomico Nacional (OAN) is pleased to host the next meetings of the European VLBI Network Consortium Board of Directors (EVN CBD), the EVN Technical and Operations Group (TOG), the FP6 RadioNet Board, and the JIVE Board, according to the following schedule:

The meetings will be held in the historical headquarters of OAN near the Retiro Park at the center of Madrid (except for the TOG meeting that will take place at the Yebes Observatory, 70 km NE from Madrid). Directions to these sites may be found here.

Registration

Registration is closed. If you have any queries or problems concerning the meeting, please email Pablo de Vicente or Francisco Colomer using the email address evnmtg@oan.es and we will try to help you.

Accomodation

If you come to the TOG please refer to the TOG web page for instructions.

We have made block reservations of 50 rooms at HOTEL AGUMAR in Madrid, which is within walking distance to the OAM building. The room rates are: 100 euros per night for a single room, and 120 euros/night for a double room. Breakfast is 12,75 Euros per person, and VAT (7%) is to be added. Please mention the code "Observatorio" when booking your room (best by email to hotelagumar@h-santos.es, or telephone +3491-5526900). It is mandatory to guarantee your room with a credit card if you arrive to the hotel after 18:00 hours.

Transportation

If you come to the TOG please refer to the TOG web page for instructions.

Getting from Barajas to Madrid. If you are arriving in Spain by plane, you will land at Madrid-Barajas international airport. To reach OAM, you may get a taxi or just get into the underground/METRO (available on Terminals 2 and 4; check also here) and travel towards the “Atocha Renfe” stop. (The suggested trip is to get Line 8 from the Airport to “Nuevos Ministerios”, change to Line 10 to “Tribunal”, and finally change to Line 1 to reach “Atocha Renfe”. The whole trip takes about 40 minutes and costs 2 Euros).

Documentation

Agendas and other documentation for the different meetings will be distributed by their respective Board Chairpersons.

Documents needed for the various meetings will be placed at the wiki page:
http://www.jive.nl/dokuwiki/doku.php/evnmeetings:evnmeetings
Username and passwords will be sent to the participants involved in these meetings. Please upload your contributions there well in advance of the meeting.

Local arrangements

We plan to start early (08:30h) on Tuesday 13-Nov-2007 morning with the EVN CBD meeting, followed by the EVN CBD Executive meeting, starting around 16:30. During the course of the day, coffee and lunch will be provided.

The Tuesday program will conclude in a dinner starting at 20:30h to which the participants of EVN, RadioNet, and JIVE Board meetings are warmly welcomed and invited by the FP6 RadioNet project. Dinner will take place at "Restaurante La Sede", Calle Atocha 116, at walking distance from OAM and Hotel Agumar.

Current list of participants

You may find the list of participants for the meetings here: