General Information

Meeting venue
The meeting is held in the Mauno Koivisto Centre in the Turku Science Park, a stone’s throw away from the Kupittaa railway station. The Centre can easily be reached by bus from the city centre, and the walking distance from the city centre is approximately 2 kilometres.
Address: BioCity, Tykistökatu 6 A
See conference map (pdf) for the location.

Dinner Cruise to Loistokari Island
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
s/s Ukkopekka departs from the river Aura, by the Martinsilta bridge at 19.00, return at 23.00.
Join a cruise on board the steamship s/s Ukkopekka to the little island of Loistokari in the beautiful Turku archipelago. An archipelago style buffet dinner will be served outdoors on the island, followed by live music and dancing on the quay.

Turku, the conference city
Turku is the oldest university town and the former capital of Finland. Turku is well known for its location in the beautiful archipelago.
For more information on Turku and the surrounding areas, please visit the Turku Touring’s website.

Weather in Turku
Current weather in Turku
5-day weather forecast

Official languages in Finland are Finnish and Swedish. Most people, however, also have basic knowledge of English.

Electrical appliances
The electric current in Finland is 220V (230V), 50Hz. Plugs are two-pin continental sizes.

The Finnish currency unit is euro. You can exchange foreign currency and traveller's cheques either in banks or in Forex (currency exchange company, address: Eerikinkatu 13, 20100 Turku, close to the Market Square). Banks are open from 10.00 to 16.30 on weekdays and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. There are numerous cash machines open around the clock and accepting all major credit cards. Major credit cards, in particular Visa, Eurocard and Mastercard are widely accepted almost everywhere (in hotels, restaurants, shops, taxis, cafeterias, bars, etc.).

Contact information (registration, payments, accommodation)
Congress Office / AstroNet
University of Turku
Tel. +358 2 333 5009
Fax. +358 2 333 5008

Images © NASA, used under GPL license