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Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto
19-21 June 2012, Baião, Portugal

Venue and Accomodation
The meeting will take place at Douro Palace Hotel, Baião, Portugal. There will be wireless internet access in the rooms and meeting rooms.

To book a room, please send an e-mail to Elsa Silva. Please indicate the type of room, number of persons, arrival and departure dates.

To travel between Porto airport and the hotel:
  1. Take the metro from the airport to Campanhã train station. Metro's airport station is located in front of the arrivals zone. You have to buy a Z4 card, which costs around 3 euros.
    Note that the Metro works on an open system (no barriers that will open upon presentation of a ticket) but controls are frequent. You need to be in possession of a valid ticket. The tickets can be bought in automatic machines, and must be validated before entering the train. For further details, see the Metro webpage.
  2. Take the train from Porto-Campanhã to Aregos.
    Some of the trains are direct but others you have to change in Caide. See the schedule in the CP Trains webpage or the pdf timetable. The travel costs around 7 euros and takes about 1.5 hours.
  3. The train station of Aregos is about 1.5 km from the hotel. We have no guarantee that taxis will be waiting at the train station in Aregos, so please inform Elsa Silva in advance if you will arrive by train so that we can arrange transportation to the hotel.
  4. Finally, another option is to rent a car in the airport. In this case, you can find the directions to arrive at the hotel here. In brief, take the A4 highway (direction Amarante) and take exit 16 towards Marco de Canaveses. Follow then the indications to Baião and then to Santa Cruz do Douro. All details are on the link above.

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Elsa Silva, Manuel Monteiro, Nuno Santos