The 33rd SSC consortium meeting

 

 

The 33rd SSC consortium meeting

10-11 March 2020

European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC)
Villafranca del Castillo
Madrid, Spain

 

 

This webpage is being updated as further details are known.

 

Rationale

This is the 33rd consortium meeting of the XMM-Newton Survey Science Centre (XMM-SSC). The aim of the meeting is to present the current status of the observatory, instruments, software, pipelines and catalogues along with science being done with XMM-Newton. The rest of the meeting will be devoted to discussing developments and making future plans.

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Programme

The programme will be available here in due time.

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Local Organising Committee (LOC)

Ignacio de la Calle, Aitor Ibarra, Nora Loiseau.

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Important Dates

Monday, 2nd March 2020 Registration deadline
Tuesday, 10 March 2020 Start of workshop

 

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Registration

There will be no registration fee. The coffee breaks and a shuttle bus transfer between Madrid and ESAC will be offered free of charge.

As the Local Organising Committee of the workshop, we assume that all participants share our commitment to create a meeting environment that values diversity and inclusion and therefore is free from harassment. We want to promote a diverse environment with respectful and courteous behaviour and therefore we expect all participants to adhere to our Code of Conduct.

For registration and booking of the workshop dinner, please click here      

Deadline for registration is 2nd March 2020.

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Social Events

The workshop dinner will take place Tuesday 10th March. More details will be provided in due time.

Attendance at the dinner as well as dietary restrictions can be specified during online registration.

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Accommodation and Transport

Hotel

Hotel availability in Madrid is quite limited in March and early booking is recommended. ESAC is located some 30 km west of Madrid and it will thus be best to search for a hotel in the western parts of Madrid.

Please note that XMM-Newton/ESA does not offer hotel reservation services, nor has authorised any third party to do so on its behalf.

We will not block hotel rooms for the workshop in any particular hotel, but a list of recommended hotels in this area together with useful links is posted below:

Other useful links to find budget hotels:

The location of all recommended hotels is marked in the map below:

 

 

Transport

A shuttle bus service will be provided free of charge for transport between Madrid and ESAC and back to Madrid for the two days of the workshop. The departure location of the bus will be in front of the

Hotel Moncloa Exe
Arcipreste de Hita, 10
28015 Madrid

 

(marked green on the map), which is also very near metro stations. Please note that it is not required to stay at this hotel to make use of this service.

Departure times from the hotel are:

Tuesday 9:30
Wednesday 8:30

 

Return times from ESAC to the Hotel Moncloa Exe are:

Tuesday 17:30
Wednesday 16:30

 

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Venue

The event will be held at the European Space Astronomy Centre (ESAC), located at Villafranca del Castillo, Madrid, Spain.

The airport of Madrid is connected to the Metro system, providing service to the center of Madrid within 30 minutes for the price of 4,50 €. Find more information under: https://www.metromadrid.es/en/index.html.
Depending on traffic, a taxi from the airport to the centre of Madrid takes about the same time or longer and costs 30 € fixed price. The legal frame of taxi rides to/from the airport can be consulted under: https://www.aeropuertomadrid-barajas.com/transportation/madrid-airport-bytaxi.htm
For taxi rides to other locations, prices can be calculated with the tool https://www.worldtaximeter.com/madrid. This tool is external to ESA, we cannot guarantee it is updated, neither do we endorse this tool to be better than others that may exist.

In order to get to ESAC, we recommend using the shuttle bus. For independent travel by public transport, taxi, or car from Madrid to ESAC, see description How to get to ESAC.

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Contact

Local Organising Committee:

     xmmssc2020@sciops.esa.int

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