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20 Uhr
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21 Uhr
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22 Uhr
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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

When What Where
17:00 Registration desk opens Stuttgart Observatory (Zur Uhlandshöhe 41, Stuttgart)
18:30 Welcome Reception Stuttgart Observatory (Zur Uhlandshöhe 41, Stuttgart)

 

Saturday 24.08.2024

When What Where
  8:30 Registration desk opens Keplersaal at Planetarium Stuttgart (Willy-Brandt-Str. 25, Stuttgart)
  9:00 Opening Ceremony Keplersaal at Planetarium Stuttgart (Willy-Brandt-Str. 25, Stuttgart)
  9:15 Start of ESOP Sessions Keplersaal at Planetarium Stuttgart (Willy-Brandt-Str. 25, Stuttgart)
12:30 Lunch break Planetarium Stuttgart (Willy-Brandt-Str. 25, Stuttgart)
14:00 Continuation of ESOP Sessions Keplersaal at Planetarium Stuttgart (Willy-Brandt-Str. 25, Stuttgart)
16:30 Planetarium Show Planetarium Stuttgart (Willy-Brandt-Str. 25, Stuttgart)
17:30 Group photo Planetarium Stuttgart (Willy-Brandt-Str. 25, Stuttgart)
17:45 Departure towards Stuttgart Television Tower
18:15 Visit of Stuttgart Television Tower (the world’s first television tower) Fernsehturm Stuttgart
19:00 Social Dinner Leonhardts Restaurant

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

Sunday  25.08.2024

When What Where
  8:30 lecture hall opens Keplersaal at Planetarium Stuttgart (Willy-Brandt-Str. 25, Stuttgart)
  9:00 Start of ESOP Sessions Keplersaal at Planetarium Stuttgart (Willy-Brandt-Str. 25, Stuttgart)
12:30 Lunch break Planetarium Stuttgart (Willy-Brandt-Str. 25, Stuttgart)
14:00 Continuation of ESOP Sessions Keplersaal at Planetarium Stuttgart (Willy-Brandt-Str. 25, Stuttgart)
17:45 Departure towards City Centre
18:30 Diner (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)

When What Where
  9:15 coach departure for excursion bus parking near Planetarium
  9:45 stoppover at Solitude Palace Schloss Solitude
11:00

Arrival in Weil der Stadt:

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

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

Arrival in Esslingen:

  • guided city tour
15:30 free time to visit historic city center
18:30 Diner (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:               100,- 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

 

accompanying persons:      65,- 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

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

 

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 (including accompanying persons) is required.

 

If you cannot join in person, there is the posibillity to join the meeting virtually. Joining virtually is free of charge, but requires a registration.

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 have two recommondations:

  • Hotel Olgaeck (simple, but with good connectivity)
  • Motel One Stuttgart-Hauptbahnhof (modern)

For these two Hotels we’ve reserved some rooms for ESOP-participants. You can book them directly using this link:

https://www.stuttgart-tourist.de/espo-xliii-2024

By using this link, a ticket for the public transport for Stuttgart is already included.

Participants

Konrad Guhl, Archenhold Sternwarte, Berlin; IOTA/ES
Elke Guhl, IOTA/ES
Peter Stolzen, Galileum Solingen
Andreas Tegtmeier, IOTA/ES
Carmen Tegtmeier, IOTA/ES
Alex Pratt, IOTA/ES, BAA
Bartosz Marciniak
Anna Marciniak, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
Sebastian Dittmann, Sternwarte Stuttgart
Alexander Reinders
Martin Kaiser
Karl-Ludwig Bath
Angela Bath
Nikolai Wünsche
Annette Wünsche
Herwig Diessner, Sternwarte Stuttgart
Ansgar Schmidt, Archenhold Observatory
Oliver Klös, IOTA/ES
Andreas Eberle, Sternwarte Stuttgart
Cordelia Eberle, Sternwarte Stuttgart
Christiane Lerch, Sternwarte Stuttgart
Jennifer Löwe, Sternwarte Stuttgart
Stefan Benz, Sternwarte Stuttgart
Eberhard Bredner, Dolberg Observatory; VdS, DOA; IOTA-ES; Club Eclipse
Michael O’Connell, IOTA
Denise O’Connell
Frank Schaffer, IOTA/ES
Marianne Schaffer, IOTA/ES
Dr. Björn Kattentidt, IOTA/ES, K71 – Neutraubling
Martina Haupt, IOTA/ES
Sven Andersson, IOTA/ES
Patrick Martinez, ADAGIO – SAF
Stefano Sposetti, IOTA/ES
Klaus Berghold, Sternwarte Stuttgart
Andreas Tazreiter, L03, IOTA/ES
Wojciech Burzynski, IOTA/ES, Occultation Section of Polish Amateur Astronomers’ Society
Derrick Ward, IOTA-ES/BAA
Bernd Gährken, Bavarian Public Observatory
Peter C. Slansky, University for Television and Film Munich
Martin Gutekunst, Sternwarte Eberfingen
Stefan Meister, SOTAS and Swiss Astronomical Society (SAG/SAS)
Jonas Schenker, SOTAS
Maciej Borkowski, IOTA ES / SOPIZ PTMA
Andreas Schweizer, IOTA/ES, SOTAS
Michael Kohl, SOTAS and SAG
Julia Perła, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
Manfred Schlichte, Sternwarte Stuttgart
Josef Hanus, Charles University, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Institute of Astronomy
Jean-Louis Dumont, Société Astronomique de Touraine
Roman Kostenko-Baumann, SAG
Jiří Kubánek, IOTA/ES, Czech Astronomical Society
Dr. Reinhard Neul
Robert Purvinskis, IOTA-ES
Hans-Jürgen Trumpp, Sternwarte Stuttgart
Johannes Philipp, Sternwarte Stuttgart