ESOP 2024 in Stuttgart

Occultations are a very important tool in astronomy, to get high precision data of distant objects. To organise national and international observation campaigns, IOTA (International Occultation Timing Association) has been founded (Homepage of the European Section of IOTA: IOTA-ES).

Once a year, the people involed with occultations meet at the common conference ESOP (European Symposium on Occultation Projects). We are honored, that Stuttgart was chosen to be the host of the 43rd ESOP.

We invite everyone interested in astronomical occultations to join the ESOP 2024 in Stuttgart.

Programme

Friday  23.08.2024

WhenWhatWhere
17:00Registration desk opensStuttgart Observatory (Zur Uhlandshöhe 41, Stuttgart)
18:30Welcome ReceptionStuttgart Observatory (Zur Uhlandshöhe 41, Stuttgart)

 

Saturday 24.08.2024

WhenWhatWhere
  8:30Registration desk opensKeplersaal at Planetarium Stuttgart (Willy-Brandt-Str. 25, Stuttgart)
  9:00Opening CeremonyKeplersaal at Planetarium Stuttgart (Willy-Brandt-Str. 25, Stuttgart)
  9:15Start of ESOP SessionsKeplersaal at Planetarium Stuttgart (Willy-Brandt-Str. 25, Stuttgart)
12:30Lunch breakPlanetarium Stuttgart (Willy-Brandt-Str. 25, Stuttgart)
14:00Continuation of ESOP SessionsKeplersaal at Planetarium Stuttgart (Willy-Brandt-Str. 25, Stuttgart)
16:30Planetarium ShowPlanetarium Stuttgart (Willy-Brandt-Str. 25, Stuttgart)
17:30Group photoPlanetarium Stuttgart (Willy-Brandt-Str. 25, Stuttgart)
17:45Departure towards Stuttgart Television Tower
18:15Visit of Stuttgart Television Tower (the world’s first television tower)Fernsehturm Stuttgart
19:00Social DinnerLeonhardts Restaurant

A separate programme for accompanying persons uninterested in the ESOP-lectures will be provided on demand.

Sunday  25.08.2024

WhenWhatWhere
  8:30lecture hall opensKeplersaal at Planetarium Stuttgart (Willy-Brandt-Str. 25, Stuttgart)
  9:00Start of ESOP SessionsKeplersaal at Planetarium Stuttgart (Willy-Brandt-Str. 25, Stuttgart)
12:30Lunch breakPlanetarium Stuttgart (Willy-Brandt-Str. 25, Stuttgart)
14:00Continuation of ESOP SessionsKeplersaal at Planetarium Stuttgart (Willy-Brandt-Str. 25, Stuttgart)
17:45Departure towards City Centre
18:30Diner (not included in conference fee)Carls Brauhaus
afterwards possibility to visit Stuttgart Observatory (for those who couldn’t attend on Friday)

A separate programme for accompanying persons uninteressted in the ESOP-lectures will be provided on demand.

Monday  26.08.2024 (Excursion I)

WhenWhatWhere
  9:15coach departure for excursionbus parking near Planetarium
  9:45stoppover at Solitude PalaceSchloss Solitude
11:00

Arrival in Weil der Stadt:

  • Visit of the city
  • Kepler Museum
  • Lunch break (not included in excursion fee)
Kepler-Museum
14:00Departure towards Hirsau Monestary
14:30stoppover at Hirsau MonestaryKloster Hirsau
16:30Departure towards Zavelstein
16:45

Arrival at Zavelstein:

  • visit of Zavelstein Castle
Burgruine Zavelstein
18:10

short walk to restaurant (approx. 20min)

18:30

Dinner at Zavelstein (not included in excursion fee)

20:00

Departure back to Stuttgart

21:00

Arrival in Stuttgart. End of excursion.

bus parking near Planetarium

 

Tuesday  27.08.2024 (Excursion II)

WhenWhatWhere
 10:00Meeting at the Mercedes-Benz-MuseumMercedes-Benz-Museum
 12:30Lunch at VfB Clubrestaurant (not included in excursion fee)VfB Clubrestaurant
14:00Departure toward Esslingen (with Public Transport)
14:30

Arrival in Esslingen:

  • guided city tour
15:30free time to visit historic city center
18:30Diner (not included in excursion fee)

 

Please note, that the entire planed programme is still preliminary and may change without further notice.

Conference Fees

fees for registration before Juni 30, 2024

ESOP conference:                85,- EUR
included:
– welcome dinner on Friday at stuttgart observatory
– minor meals and beverages during the conference
– entrance fee to stuttgart television tower
– social dinner (no beverages) on saturday evening.

not included:
– travel expenses with public transport
– dinner on sunday evening

Members of IOTA or Schwäbische Sternwarte e.V. will receive a 10,- EUR discount.

 

accompanying persons:      50,- EUR
included:
– welcome dinner on Friday at stuttgart observatory
– entrance fee to stuttgart television tower
– social dinner (no beverages) on saturday evening.

not included:
– travel expenses with public transport
– entrance fees duing the programme for accompanying persons
– dinner on sunday evening

Registration fees will be increase by 15,- EUR for registrations after June 30, 2024.

Excursion on Monday:        50,- EUR
included:
– coach
– all entrance fees

not included:
– meals and beverages

 

Excursion on Tuesday:        30,- EUR
included:
– all entrance fees

not included:
– meals and beverages

Registration

A seperate registration for every person (inkluding accompanying persons) is required.

Warning: We currently experience some problems with our registration form. If you registered and don’t receive a mail from us within the next 3 days, please contact us directly.

Contact

Accomodations

Since Stuttgart is a big city, we are confident, that everyone is able to find a hotel to his personal liking. However, since it is always nice, too meet other participants in the same hotel, we will make some recommondations (will follow soon on this page).