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26-28 March 2018
Centrum Astronomiczne im. Mikołaja Kopernika
Europe/Warsaw timezone

General information

Conference venue:

The conference is organized at the Nicolaus Copernicus Astronomical Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences, in Warsaw. Directions to reach the Center are available here. The address is Bartycka 18 and the closest bus stop Figowa (lines 108 and 167).

Travelling to Warsaw:

  • by plane: Warsaw is served by two airports: Chopin Airport (WAW) for major airlines and Modlin Airport (WMI) for low cost traffic. Chopin airport is located 10 km south of the city centre and is connected to it by the SKM train lines S2 and S3 to Warsaw Central Railway station (Dworzec Centralny), and by bus lines 175, 148, and 188. The cost of a taxi trip to the center is around 30-50 PLN. More information here. Modlin airport is located 40 km north of the city centre and is connected to it by train and numerous shuttle services. More information here.

  • by train: the main train station in Warsaw in Dworzec Centralny. It is served by trains many cities in Poland, from/to Berlin, Prague, and other central European cities. More information here.

  • by bus: numerous national and international bus lines to Warsaw exist and they usually stop in Dworzec Warszawa Zachodnia (Warsaw West Station).


Warsaw ZTM public transportation company offers many routes by bus, tramway or metro. One can calculate itineraries on this website. Android, Apple, Windows apps are also available. 20-, 75-minute, and one-day tickets can be bought from vending machines located in many places around the city and metro stations, or sometimes directly in buses from automats. More information here. Please remember to validate your ticket when entering buses or tramways.

Many taxi companies exist in Warsaw. A list of taxi companies can be found here. Uber and similar services are also widely used in Warsaw.


There are many hotels located in the center of Warsaw including most international chains. e.g. Hotel Gromada, Hotel Karat, Ibis Budget Centrum, Ibis Stare Miasto, Ibis Centrum, Mercure Centrum, Novotel Centrum. Airbnb and similar companies are also popular. 

Łazienkowski Hotel, Ibis budget Warszawa Centrum and Hotel Karat are easily accessible by bus from/to CAMK (108 for the two first ones and 167 for the last one).

Lunch and coffee breaks:

Lunch (buffet) and coffee breaks will be offered and served at the conference venue.

Conference dinner:

The conference dinner will take place on Tuesday 27 at the restaurant Podwale 25 at 20:00. The price is 100 PLN per person to be paid by cash only when registering. The menu includes a glass of wine or a small beer for free. Some vegetarian dishes will be served.

Restaurants in the city center:

Since there are few restaurants close to the conference venue here is a list of restaurants, cafés, and bars we recommend, serving food at reasonable prices.

Tourist information:

Please see here.

Emergency numbers:

  • emergency: 112
  • police: 997
  • ambulance: 999
  • fire brigade: 998