6th J-PAS Collaboration Meeting
February 25 - March 1, 2013 / Valencia, Spain
6th J-PAS Collaboration Meeting - Observatori Astronòmic, Universitat de València
We invite all J-PAS members to the 6th J-PAS Collaboration Meeting. The 6th Meeting will take place at the Observatori Astronòmic de la Universitat de València (Valencia, Spain). During the meeting a trip is planned to the site of the Javalambre Observatory, which is approximately 90 minutes away by car.
Deadline for registrations
February 15th, 2013
Valencia is the third largest city in Spain, and the capital of the Valencia region, bordering the Mediterranean. It is very well connected with Madrid (several flights and high-speed trains every day), Barcelona (air and fast train connection), and also by air with the main European capitals. We have decided to organise this meeting in Valencia because of its proximity to Teruel (site of the CEFCA, approximately a 90 minute drive) and to the Javalambre Observatory.
The University Observatory, where the conference will be hosted, is located at the Campus de Burjassot-Paterna of the University of Valencia, which can be reached from the city centre by car in approximately 15 minutes, and is also served by the metropolitan metro/tram and bus lines. The Conference Hall where the meeting will be held has all the necessary facilities, including audio/video and wireless internet connections.
Valencia offers a very wide variety of lodging possibilities, and several hotels are also within walking distance to the Observatory site, for those who may prefer to stay close rather than in the city.
Touristic information about Valencia can be found on the TurisValencia website.
There is the possibility of using some (very limited) funds to cover the accomodation expenses of some attendants to the conference (depending on their travel dates, even only two or three people). These will preferentially be offered to students, colleagues with no other funding sources, and those who are giving a talk at the meeting. If you think you could benefit, please send a message to the LOC at fsoto (at) ifca.unican.es. Please take into account that, in this case, "very limited" is not an understatement.
The organisers recommend the following hotel. It is close to the city centre, and at the same time conveniently located close to the bus/tram stops serving the University Campus of Burjassot-Paterna. We have contacted the hotel and we will include details regarding the necessary procedure to obtain a special fare as soon as possible.
In case anybody needs to stay longer than the period allowed by the calendar, please contact Esther Alcayna and let her know, quoting that you are attending the Observatorio Astronomico meeting.
Also, please notice that NH has set a maximum number of rooms that can be booked in this way. However, they will be perfectly happy to increase the number if necessary, so if you are told that there are no available rooms, please contact Esther Alcayna.
Finally, some of you have pointed that it is possible to obtain better prices in the same hotel booking from other web services, or even in the very same web page of the NH Hotel. We have been told that the difference is that we are getting breakfast included in the fare (approx. 14 euro otherwise), which is not the case in the other offers. Be aware of it, and feel free to check and pick the option most convenient for you.
Of course, many other possibilities exist for your accomodation in Valencia, particularly for those who may be interested in staying closer to the city business and historical centre. Please check the Turisvalencia website, and do not hesitate in contacting us if you need any further assistance.
Here is the Conference Program (NOTICE: updated v8, 27-2-09:15CET). Please contact the organisers if there is any conflict with your personal schedule. As was advertised, we followed a series of guidelines in its preparation:
- The first two days will be devoted to technical aspects, including the general presentation and status of the project.
- There will be a scheduled trip to the Javalambre Observatory site (approximately 100 kms away) for those interested, so that you can know the place by yourselves.
- The final days of the conference will be devoted to scientific presentations regarding the different ongoing or proposed JPAS subprojects.
The full list of participants is included here:
|First Name||Last Name||Institution|
|Airam||Marcos-Caballero||Instituto de Física de Cantabria|
|Alberto||Fernandez-Soto||IFCA (CSIC-UC), Santander|
|Alessandro||Ederoclite||Centro de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón|
|Amelia||Ortiz-Gil||Astronomical Observatory, University of Valencia|
|Antonio||Cava||Universidad Complutense de Madrid|
|Beatriz||Blanco Siffert||Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro|
|Bianca||Poggianti||INAF-Astronomical Observatory of Padova|
|Carlos||López San Juan||CEFCA|
|Cássio||Pigozzo||Universidade Federal da Bahia|
|Chandrachani Devi||Ningombam||Observatory National, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Daniela||Bettoni||INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova|
|Denise R.||Gonçalves||Observatório do Valongo - UFRJ|
|Elcio||Abdalla||Instituto de Fisica Universidade de Sao Paulo|
|Elena||Ricciardelli||Universitat de Valencia|
|Emilio J.||Alfaro Navarro||IAA-CSIC|
|Enrique||Martinez-Gonzalez||Instituto de Física de Cantabria|
|Fernando||Ballesteros-Roselló||Astronomical Observatory, University of Valencia|
|Gabriela||Coutinho de Carvalho||Observatório Nacional|
|Giovanni||Fasano||INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova|
|Ignacio||Trujillo||Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias|
|Jesus||Falcon Barroso||Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias|
|Jorge||Carvano||Observatório Nacional - Rio de Janeiro|
|Jorge Axel||Yanes Díaz||CEFCA|
|Jose Miguel||Rodriguez Espinosa||Instituto de Astrofísisca de Canarias|
|Juan||Fabregat||Astronomical Observatory, University of Valencia|
|Marcelo||Borges Fernandes||Observatório Nacional|
|Patricia||Sanchez-Blazquez||Universidad Autonoma de Madrid|
|Patricio||Vielva||Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria (CSIC-UC)|
|Raul||Abramo||Instituto de Fisica - Universidade de Sao Paulo|
|Raul||Angulo||CEFCA / Stanford|
|Ribamar||Reis||Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro|
|Roderik||Overzier||Observatório Nacional / UT Austin|
|Saulo||Carneiro||Universidade Federal da Bahia|
|Silvia||Bonoli||CEFCA/ Stanford Universit|
|Teresa||Aparicio Villegas||Observatório Nacional (ON), Rio de Janeiro|
|Vicent J.||Martínez||Astronomical Observatory, University of Valencia|
|Yolanda||Jiménez Teja||Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA-CSIC)|
Participants marked in yellow will attend by videoconference.
Transportation & Travel Information
Valencia is well connected, with several daily flights, to the main airport hubs in Spain (Madrid and Barcelona). It is also connected daily with all the main European capitals. Madrid can also be reached with a high-speed train (AVE) in approximately 2 hours, whereas Barcelona is reachable via a fast train (Euromed) in approximately 3 hours. Teruel is approximately 90 minutes away by car, through highway A-23.
Valencia airport (Manises) is comfortably connected with the city centre by one of the metro lines. Because the airport is fairly close to the University, if you need to move from the airport to the Conference site a taxi will be the best option, taking you approximately 5 minutes. If you are lodged at the NH Center Hotel, it will also be easier and faster to move from and to the airport by taxi--in approximately 10 minutes.
Also, if you are lodged at the NH Center Hotel, you can reach the University with the bus (line 63, close to the Hotel, it ends at the University), or the metro. In the latter case take line 1 at the stop close to the Hotel (called "Turia") going to "Seminari/Paterna", and change to line 4 in "Empalme", going to "TVV". You can get down at "Vicent Andres Estelles" and then walk for five minutes--it is possible to ride the metro to the Observatory building itself, but (i) you would need a two-zone ticket, and (ii) not all the trains do the same route after the Vicent Andres Estelles stop; so it is more convenient to get down there.
The following map highlights in blue all the buidings in the Burjassot-Paterna Campus of the Universitat de Valencia. The building where the Observatory is (Parc Cientific de la Universitat de Valencia) is marked with a yellow cross, and the metro/tram stop "Vicent Andres Estelles" is marked with a yellow X.
The following pages may be useful: