Location and venue - Simulated Skies
The workshop will be held at the European Space Astronomy Centre of the European Space Agency (ESA/ESAC), located 30 km north-west of Madrid city centre.
The Building D conference centre is located on the far-side of ESAC premises, about 300 meters walking distance from the entrance gate. Poster sessions together with coffee breaks will be held in the entrance hall of Building D.
The workshop will be held in conference room "D002", directly accessible from the entrance hall. Tables and chairs are provided with electrical sockets accessible to all participants.
Lunch will be served in the ESAC on-site restaurant from 13:30h.
Direct printing from your laptop or mobile device is possible on a printer located in the D building in the same floor with the conference room. This printer can be used to produce your boarding card or other documents of small volume. User instructions how to connect and configure your printer setup are provided on the conference desk (for OSX, Windows, Linux and IOS devices).
WIFI connection at esac
You can connect to esa-conference (SSID) network what allows your devices to connect the internet through wireless network. This restricted network allows the use of some basic protocols (http, https, ssh, ftp) and VOIP services such as Skype and Webex.
In case you cannot attend the workshop in person but you want to follow discussions and participate online then please use the ESA Webex virtual attendance service. Please visit the "Videoconference" page for further details.
We have no pre-booked rooms so please, book your own accommodation. A free shuttle bus service (see below) will be available every day from Moncloa area in Madrid downtown to ESAC and back. Some good options in the Moncloa/Argüelles area where ESA visitors usually stay are:
A bus (55 pax maximum) will be provided every morning from Moncloa area in downtown Madrid to ESAC and back in the afternoon after the last session. The seats are limited to the attendees that signed up for the bus in the registration form.
The meeting point is in Paseo de Ruperto Chapí every morning at 8:00AM. Please, be on time!
The bus driver will NOT have the names of the passengers and he will not wait for passengers who are late.
The bus will have an ESA sign on the front window. The afternoon bus from ESAC to Madrid will be at 18:30 on Monday and Wednesday and at 20:00 (after the cocktail) on Tuesday.
Here is a map of the meeting point:
The Moncloa metro station is reached by both the grey (L6, circular) and the yellow (L3) metro lines. Here is a map of Madrid subway:
arriving to esac
Your passport or ID number is required for the registration. You will need to show to Security the registered document at arrival to the ESAC main entrance gate.
Security will issue a visitor badge valid on 23rd - 25th April that you need to wear visible all the time at ESAC premises. Visitors coming to ESAC with a valid badge do not need to repeat the passport or ID check.
All participants are requested to proceed from the entrance gate to Building D conference centre.
A cocktail will be offered on Tuesday 24th April between 18:30 and 20:00 in the hall of the D building at ESAC. The bus to Madrid will leave at 20:00.
access to The European Space Astronomy Centre (ESA/ESAC)
European Space Astronomy Centre
Camino Bajo del Castillo s/n,
Villanueva de la Cañada,
28692 Madrid, Spain
Latitude: N 40° 26' 42.7"
Longitude: E -3° 57' 10.4"
Getting to ESAC from Barajas Airport of Madrid