Information

Symposium fees

We ask all early registrants to transfer the symposium fee by 1 July 2021.
Everyone who registers after 1 July 2021, please pay the symposium fee within 14 days of your registration.
After registration, you will also receive an email with all the necessary details for payment.
The symposium fee should be paid to Polish Amateur Astronomers Society bank account by bank transfer.

Unfortunately, the Polish Amateur Astronomers Society cannot accept credit card payments or PayPal.

Please write the payment title in format: ”40 ESOP, your name
As soon as you have transferred the registration fee, please send us an email to  40esop@gmail.com with your full name. This makes it easier for us to assign the payment.

Attendee prior to July 1st on/after July 1st
Members of IOTA and IOTA/ES: 70 € 80 €
Non members: 80 € 90 €
Accompanying person: 45 € 45 €

Registration fee includes:

  • Welcome reception on Friday evening with BBQ and drinks
  • Social dinner on Saturday
  • Admission to lectures on Saturday and Sunday including coffee break and refreshments
  • Abstract booklet and symposium information folder
  • Wireless access in conference center

Registration fee for accompanying person includes:

  • Welcome reception on Friday evening with BBQ and drinks
  • Social dinner on Saturday
  • Information folder for “Accompanying persons” on Saturday and Sunday

Excursion fees:

The minimum number of participants per excursion is 15. Please do not hesitate to register so that your excursion does not have to be cancelled due to lack of participants.
Excursion fees will have to be paid separately from the conference fees.

Monday, 30. August: 45,- € (Tykocin city and castle -> Water Tram trip on the Narew River -> Museum of Polish Arms in the Amber Kastel -> lunch in Kiermusy Manor -> European bison’s private farm)

Tuesday, 31. August: 45,- € (Białystok guided city tour -> Museum of Icons in Supraśl -> Silvarium Forest Garden in Poczopek -> lunch in Tatar Yurt -> Kruszyniany Mosque)

 

Getting from Warsaw airport to Warsaw City Center

The nearest international airport is Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) in Warsaw (Poland).

Warsaw city centre as well as Warsaw Central train station can be reached from WAW by the bus lines:
 - 175 during the day - from „Lotnisko Chopina Przyloty 02” to „Dworzec Centralny 01” bus stop, ca. 24 mins
 - N32 during the night - from „Lotnisko Chopina Przyloty 02” to „Dworzec Centralny 14” bus stop, ca. 14 mins

The 20-mins ticket costs 0.70 EUR (3.40 PLN), the 75-mins ticket costs 0.95 EUR (4.40 PLN)
Single fare tickets are sold on a carrier in a form of a paper card with a magnetic strip.

The timetables, carriage rules and fares can be reached on Warsaw Public Transport webpage.

Warsaw city centre as well as Warsaw Central train station can be reached from WAW by train:
- S2 SKM trains (English Urban Rapid Rail) depart every 30 mins. from „Warszawa Lotnisko Chopina” to „Warszawa Centralna” or „Warszawa Śródmieście”  train station, the trip takes ca. 22 mins. Public transport tickets are valid only on SKM trains.
- Koleje Mazowieckie trains (English Masovian Rail) departs every 30 mins, the trip takes ca. 20 mins.
Public transport tickets are not valid on KM trains, you should buy a separate ticket for 1.45 EUR (6.70 PLN)

Please use Route Planner for searching trains from „Warszawa Lotnisko Chopina” to „Warszawa Centralna” or „Warszawa Śródmieście”.

Taxi: prices starts from 0.45 EUR /km (2.00 PLN), the initial payment is 1.70 EUR (8 PLN).
Taxi phones and more info at https://taxiways.pl/warszawa/. Please use phone prefix +48 before phone the number.

Getting to Białystok

By train: There are through trains from many cities in other European countries to Warsaw.
From Warsaw to Bialystok take the intercity IC train from Warsaw Central train station (pol. Warszawa Centralna or Dworzec Centralny) to Białystok, the trip takes about 2.5 hrs
 
IC trains timetable: https://rozklad-pkp.pl/en, trains depart approx. every 2 hours between 6:00 - 20:00 local time.
The single ticket in 2nd class costs 6.50 EUR (30 PLN) or 13 EUR (62 PLN) in 1st class.

By car: take the S8 motorway from Warsaw to Białystok (note speed limit of 120 km/h), the 200-km trip takes less than 2h.

In Białystok

Get to city center (registration and welcome reception, hotels): in front of Białystok train station get bus no:
 - 2 from „Kolejowa/Dworzec PKP” bus stop, to „Malmeda/Zamenhofa” bus stop (direction „Dojlidy Górne”)
 - 4 from „Kolejowa/Dworzec PKP” bus stop, to „Malmeda/Zamenhofa” bus stop (direction „Kuronia/Myśliwska”)
The trip takes ca. 6 mins.

Get to ESOP venue place: in front of Białystok train station get bus no:
 - 10 from „Kolejowa/Dworzec PKP” bus stop, direction „Kleosin/Koplany”, to  „Wiosenna/Kawaleryjska” bus stop, then walk 850m.
 - 11 from „Kolejowa/Dworzec PKP” bus stop (this bus stop is at opposite side of Kolejowa street), direction „Ciołkowskiego/Stadion Miejski”, to  „Wiosenna/Słoneczna” bus stop, then walk 400m.
The trip takes ca. 17 mins.

The single ticket costs 0.85 EUR (4.00 PLN). You can buy a ticket inside the bus by debit/credit card.

Taxi: prices starts from 0.50 EUR /km (2.40 PLN), the initial payment is 1.30 EUR (6 PLN).
Taxi phones and more info at https://taxiways.pl/bialystok/. Don’t forget to use the prefix +48 before the phone number.

Registration Desk and Welcome Reception

The reception desk and welcome reception will take place in Cafe Esperanto, „Rynek Kościuszki 10” street, at the back of the Town Hall (pol. Ratusz), from 17:00 to 22:00 local time (UTC + 2h) on Friday, August 27th.
 
Registration on Saturday before the ESOP opening is also possible.
If you would like to order vegetarian dishes or you have allergies to consider, for example, please let us know on the registration form.

Venue

The meeting will take place in University of Białystok Campus.
The entry is at „11 Listopada” street. Once in the Campus, the symposium will stand on 250-sits Lecture Hall at the ground floor of the Facoulty of Mathematics (room number 1056).
The formal adress is at „ Konstantego Ciołkowskiego 1M” street.Please have a look the venue location on OS map.
The ESOP will start at 9:00 local time(UTC + 2h) on Saturday, August 28th.
It is planned to broadcast the symposium also as a video stream. But this cannot replace personal participation. The LOC and IOTA/ES are looking forward to your personal participation!

Social Dinner

The Saturday Social Dinner will (probably) take place in Pieprz i Wanilia Restaurant (English Pepper and Vanilla).
Location: „Ciepła 40” street (› map), the entry is at „Jagienki” street. The dinner will start approx. 19:00 local time.