Formation and evolution
of planetary systems and habitable planets

by European Astrobiology Institute (EAI)
at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń

August 19-26, 2020, Toruń, Poland

Venue

All scientific part will be held at Institute of Physics (Grudziądzka 5/7, Toruń, Poland).

Faculty of Physics, Astronomy an Informatics building

How to reach Toruń

There are three airports located near Torun: Warsaw, Gdansk (and then about 3 hours trip by train to Torun) and Bydgoszcz (less than 2 hours, please check: HERE).

When looking for the train to Torun (more precisely: Torun Glowny), use website: LINK depending on your flight, you'll be looking for trains from: Warsaw Airport, Gdańsk Port Lotniczy or Bydgoszcz Glowna.

Transport in Toruń

Toruń Główny is the main railway station. Bus lines 27 and 22 shuttle from the station to the city center. The bus stop closest to the Old Town is called Plac Rapackiego. More information about public transport is available HERE. Another convenient possibility is to travel by taxi (important: use only licensed taxi services!).

Institute of Physics is located in walking distance to the historical and cultural heart of Toruń.

Toruń is one of the oldest Polish cities, with amazing fully preserved medieval old town that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a place where Nicolaus Copernicus worked, and where you can eat the best gingerbread on Earth.

Toruń Source: https://www.torun.pl/pl/coraz-wiecej-turystow-0

Morasko strewn field: 5 thousands years ago, a large iron asteroid collided with Earth where today is a university campus in Poznan. 7 impact craters were formed (with the largest 110 m in diameter).

Morasko strewn field 5 Source: http://meteorytmorasko.amu.edu.pl/rezerwat.html

Fragment of the Morasko Asteroid. Large pieces of Morasko meteorite are still being found around the craters: in 2017 a piece of 271,8 kg was discovered. It is an iron meteorite IAB-MG.

Morasko Asteroid Source: https://uniwersyteckie.pl/zycie/meteoryt-morasko-w-auli-uam-podczas-wosp-2020

Poznań is the only European city of this size (500 000 people) that has an impact crater within its limits.

Poznań Old Town  

Młyn Wiedzy (Mill of Knowledge) is an interactive science museum.

Mill of Knowledge museum Source: https://pl.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plik:Toru%C5%84_M%C5%82yn_Wiedzy_centrum_nauki_w_Toruniu.jpg
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