The lecture room is equipped with a PowerPoint and overhead projector. If lecturers need some other technical devices, they should contact the organisers in good time. The venue of the poster session will be announced in due course.
There are thre types of accommodation that can be booked via the registration website.
The resort-inspired Terceira Mar Hotel is located at the seafront at Angra, with views on the Monte Brasil and the Atlantic Ocean. It has a nice garden with a pool.
All rooms have seaview an average size of 22 square meters. They have en-suite bath/shower and WC and are equipped with safebox, fridge, TV, hairdryer and free Wifi. Rooms offer a balcony, and can accommodate up to 2 guests.
This bed and breakfast is located in the center of Angra do Heroísmo, in Terceira Island of the Azores. Accessible by elevator, the rooms have 1 double bed or 2 single beds. Free WiFi access is available and all rooms have a private bathroom. Continental breakfast is included in the room rate and served every morning in the property’s dining area. The hotel offers a 24 hour reception service.
Mid Atlantic Hostel offers dormitory rooms in a very nice hostel located in the centre of Angra close to the harbour. There are modern facilities (shared bathrooms, kitchen etc.) There is a nice patio at the hostel. There is no breakfast included but we will provide some groceries.
Deadline for accommodation booking is July 1st, 2023. After then accommodation cannot be quaranteed anymore and registration fees cannot be repaid.
Of course, guests are free to book their own accommodation. In that case they have to pay the day guest fee only.
For Registration please go to the Registration page.
The best way is first to fly into Lajes Airport, IATA code: TER. Airlines offer both direct connections from Canada (e.g. Toronto), USA (e.g. Boston, Oakland) and the European mainland (Amsterdam, Madrid, Portugal). Some flights from Europe operate via Lisbon. Also flights from other island of the Archipelago and domestic flights from the Portuguese mainland terminate in Lajes.
To go from Lajes airport to the accommodation there are 2 possibilities:
By Public Transport
There is a bus 5 from Lajes Airport to Angra. The timetable is adapted to the flights and can be found (unfortunately only in Portuguese) here (link: http://www.evt.pt/percursos/documentos/AEROPORTO-A.HEROISMO.pdf). Segunda – Sexta means Monday – Friday, Sábado Saturday and Domingo Sunday. Buses stop in front of the departure terminal and terminate at Angra terminal at Praça Velha. Bus 5 goes directly to Angra, with bus 151 you have to change in Praia and with bus 3 at Biscoitos (very time consuming you have to go around the whole island). From the end station at Praca Velha you can walk to the hostel, the hotel is about 1.5 km away.
We wil endeavour to organise a shuttle between the airport and Angra.
There is a tourist information office in the arrival hall (after the customs) where you can ask for information.
A taxi from the airport to Angra will cost you about EUR 20,- 25,-. Taxis depart from the terminal.
There is no boat service to the Portuguese mainland. Boats from the other islands are operated by the company Atlanticoline. Ferries are quite expensive though and take a long time. Also rough seas are not uncommon, don’t forget you are in the middle of the Atlantic. Schedules and further infos can be found here.
Please note that ferries arrive in Praia da Vitória, not in Angra. Bus number 2 connects Angra with Praia. Segunda – Sexta means Monday – Friday, Sábado Saturday and Domingo Sunday. Buses stop in front of the terminal and terminate at Angra terminal at Praça Velha.
Directions from the hotel and hostel to the venue
From the hotel Terceira Mar
Walk out from the hotel onto the main road. Turn right. Walk along following this road until (heading straight onto Rua de Baixo de São Pedro. After 500 metres reach the square Alto das Covas. At the end of the square, turn left into the small road Rua Madre de Deus. At a T-junction after 70 m turn left onto Canada Nova After a bend to the right you will see the Centro Cultural. Total walking time 20 minutes.
From the hotel “Monte Brasil”
From the hotel walk right. Turn right. Soon you will see a large church. Soon you reach to the square Alto das Covas. At the right back end of the square, turn right into the small road Rua Madre de Deus. At a T-junction after 70 m turn left onto Canada Nova. After a bend to the right you will see the Centro Cultural. Total walking time 10 minutes.
From the hostel
From the hostel walk the small lane down to the harbour. Turn right. Soon you will see a large church. Take the road on the left of the church (Rua Direita) until you reach the main road Rua da Sé. Turn left and walk up to the square Alto das Covas. At the end of the square, turn right into the small road Rua Madre de Deus. At a T-junction after 70 m turn left onto Canada Nova After a bend to the right you will see the Centro Cultural. Total walking time 30 minutes.
The main organiser of the event will be the European Astrobiology Institute will be Dr. Wolf Geppert from Stockholm University. For scientific questions he will serve as the main contact person. For administrative issues (e.g. payment) please contact Mariette Vandermersch. The organisers are looking forward to welcoming you at the course. See you in Nördlingen in September 2023 !