Information

Conference venue location

The conference will be held in our conference center localized in Krakow at ul. Jeczmienna 9. We understand that this is a remote location and that is why a morning and afternoon bus transport between select hotels and the conference venue will be provided. Therefore, we recommend that you stay in the hotels listed. This is not a mandatory option but those staying at other places will be on their own to reach the conference venue.

Travel to Krakow

VISAS:

Nationals from a few countries may need visas to enter Poland for the purpose of attending the meeting. Requirements may be checked at Entering Poland website.



Krakow-Balice airport

This is the most convenient airport and we recommend it to our participants. There is a handful of ground transportation options to reach hotels.

  Taxi transport

Taxi is the easiest, though the most expensive option. Typical ride from the airport to the city center is approximately 50 PLN. It may be more expensive on weekends or during night time (10pm-6am). If you prefer this option, we recommend iCar, since they are relatively cheap and do not charge extra for weekends or nights (please check them at ICAR website since their policy may change at any time).

   Bus transport

Lines 208, 252 and 902 (night line) run frequently, but not necessarily to your hotels so you may be in need to catch a connecting bus or tram.
Ticket pricing can be found here.

For rides from/to the airport, please use the green panel in the table.

   Train service

All necessary information can be found at the airport's website.



There is also Warszawa-Okecie airport which is the biggest in Poland and air carriers may offer the cheapest airfares to this location. The ground transportation includes a train or bus transport to/from Krakow. 

Train service requires a local train to the Central Railway Station (SKM S3) followed by an intercity connection to Krakow.

Bus tickets can be booked on the following websites.  Get Trans   LUX EXPRESS



 

Another option would be to arrive at Katowice-Pyrzowice airport. For this airport, there is a dedicated shuttle to/from Krakow. 

The shuttle can be booked on the following websites: Matuszek   Pyrzowice Ekspres

 

Accommodation

Please be advised that July is a peak-season in Krakow and many hotels are fully booked promptly. In addition, closer to downtown you stay, more expensive it usually is. We did our best to make deals with a few hotels, which are the closest to the conference venue, and still close enough to the public transport to reach downtown at any time. Making deals for July is a bit tough, some of the hotels are already overbooked. Please be aware that the regular prices change on a daily basis, so it may happen that on-line special offers can bring them below our deals.
 

Efekt Express Krakow Hotel numerki 1
1 person room - 220 PLN
2 person room - 245 PLN

subject to availability
TAX and buffet breakfast included.


booking via  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
email should contain:
1/ "subdwarf meeting"
2/ First and Last name
3/ phone contact
4/ arrival and departure date
5/ room type with price
6/ credit card number along with the expiration date
 
 
Best Western Premier  numerki 2
1 person room - 250 PLN
2 person room - 280 PLN
 
subject to availability
TAX and buffet breakfast included.

 

booking via  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

email should contain:
1/ "subdwarf meeting"
2/ First and Last name
3/ phone contact
4/ arrival and departure date
5/ room type with price
6/ credit card number along with the expiration date

These two hotels, listed above, are owned by the same company and they are located next to each other. You can use facilities of both hotels, regardless of which hotel you are staying at.

 

Q Hotel numerki 3

1 person room - 240 PLN
2 person room - 270 PLN

subject to availability
Tax and breakfast included.

booking via  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

email should contain:
1/ "subdwarf meeting"

2/ First and Last name
3/ phone contact
4/ arrival and departure date
5/ room type with price
6/ credit card number along with the expiration date

 

Quality System Hotel numerki 4

1 person room - 160 PLN
2 person room - 185 PLN

subject to availability
Tax and breakfast buffet included.
Car parking 25PLN/day

booking via  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

email should contain:
1/ "Eight Meeting on Hot Subdwarfs and Related Objects"
2/ First and Last name
3/ phone contact
4/ arrival and departure date
5/ room type with price
6/ credit card number along with the expiration date

 

InterHouse Hotel numerki 5

1 person room - 220 PLN
2 person room - 240 PLN

 

subject to availability
Tax included.


booking via  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

email should contain:
1/ "subdwarf meeting"
2/ First and Last name
3/ phone contact
4/ arrival and departure date
5/ room type with price
6/ credit card number along with the expiration date

 

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Social events

Sunday, July 9, 18:00-21:00
Welcome drinks and snacks, check-in, poster set-up
Location: foyer, next to the conference room

 

Tuesday, July 11, 18:00-22:00+
Under the sky; some food and drinks will be provided
Location: Chochołowy Dwór (Mulch House)

 

Wednesday, July 12, 13:00-19:00
An excursion to Wieliczka Salt Mine. We are aware that some of you have been to that
place before. This time, though, we offer the Miners' Route. The Tourist Route is also
an option upon request. Please, read more info on the Miners' Route to make sure you
can make it.
Location: "Wieliczka" Salt Mine 

 

Thursday, July 13, 18:00-22:00
Conference dinner.
Location: Oberża u Sąsiadów (At Neighbourhood Inn)

 

Saturday, July 15, 8:00-18:00 - OPTIONAL, AT EXTRA COST
Excursion to Pieniny National Park. Dunajec River Gorge rafting, lunch, a visit to Niedzica Castle, a boat ride on Czorsztyn Lake,
Location: Pieniny National Park

Poster presentations

Posters will be displayed in the foyer, next to the conference room. The maximum size of a poster is A0 (841x1189mm, 33x46inches). The list of aprroved posters will be posted in June.

 

Poster booklet available for download

Links

logoUP pl  OIES logo 
  MSO miasto krakow

 

 

 

Participants

Name Institution
Andy Baran Mt Suhora Observatory
Thomas Brown Space Telescope Science Institute
Ulrich Heber Dr. Remeis-Sternwarte & ECAP, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
 David Schneider  Dr. Remeis-Sternwarte & ECAP, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
Matti Dorsch Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Marylin Latour Dr. Remeis-Sternwarte, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
Nicole Reindl University of Leicester
 Stephan Geier University of Tübingen 
 You Wu Yunnan Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences 
 Xuefei Chen Yunnan Observatories, Academia Sinica 
 Yan Li Yunnan Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences 
 Bo Wang Yunnan Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences 
 Dongdong Liu Yunnan Observatories, Chinese Academy of Science 
Jiao Li Yunnan Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Zhanwen Han Yunnan Observatories, Academia Sinica
JaeWoo Lee Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute
Maximilian Wolz Dr. Remeis-Sternwarte & ECAP, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
Simon Kreuzer Dr. Remeis-Sternwarte & ECAP, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
Nicolle Finch University of Leicester
Marcus Schindewolf Dr. Karl Remeis Sternwarte
Eva Ziegerer Dr. Remeis-Sternwarte & ECAP, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
Thomas Kupfer Caltech
Peter Nemeth  Astroserver.org
Roy Ostensen Missouri State University
James Wild Armagh Observatory and Planetarium
Olga Zakhozhay Main Astronomical Observatory of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Joris Vos Universidad de Valparaiso
Simon Jeffery Armagh Observatory
 Philip Hall  Armagh Observatory
Pamela Martin Armagh Observatory and Planetarium / Trinity College Dublin
Holly Preece Armagh Observatory / Institute of Astronomy Cambridge
Madelon Bours  Universidad de Valparaiso
John Telting
NOT
Suzanna Randall
ESO Garching
Tony Lynas-Gray
University of Oxford
Norbert Przybilla University of Innsbruck
Mike Reed Missouri State University
Dave Kilkenny University of the Western Cape
Valerie Van Grootel Université de Liege
Matthew Bainbridge University of Leicester
Maja Vuckovic Universidad de Valparaíso
Josiah Schwab  UC Santa Cruz
 Murat Uzundag  Ankara University
Veronika Schaffenroth University of Tübingen
Gilles Fontaine Université de Montréal
Conor Byrne Armagh Observatory & Planetarium / Trinity College Dublin
 Tiara Battich Instituto de Astrofísica de La Plata, CONICET-UNLP 
Karolina Bakowska N. Copernicus Astronomical Center, Polish Academy of Sciences
Pawel Pietrukowicz
Warsaw University Observatory
 Warren Brown Smithsonian 
Philipp Podsiadlowski University of Oxford
Tomomi Otani Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
David Brown Specola Vaticana
Thomas Boudreaux High Point University
Nicolas Lodieu IAC, Tenerife
Nicola La Palombara
INAF - IASF Milano
Christian Moni Bidin Universidad Catolica del Norte
Zackary Hutchens   High Point University
Padraig Clancy High Point University
Brad Barlow High Point University
Jeff Andrews University of Crete/FORTH
Ozgur Basturk Ankara University
Ingrid Pelisoli Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Alejandra Romero Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
JJ Hermes University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Staszek Zola OA UJ
Ewa Chmielewska DE GRUYTER

Proceedings

 
Accepted papers will be published in a topical issue from De Gruyter in the Open Astronomy journal (https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/astro). Please prepare your draft manuscript in accordance with the guidelines below.
 
Page limits:
Contributed talks: 12 pages
Posters: 6 pages
 
Information for authors:
Detailed information about submission of manuscript can be found at https://www.degruyter.com/view/supplement/s25436376_Instructions_for_Authors.pdf
Latex templates and styles can be downloaded from here.
 
Copyright:
Authors retain copyright of articles published in Open Astronomy. Therefore, we encourage the authors to send the signed license along with the manuscript. Please note, that no article will be published unless the Open Access License is signed (https://www.degruyter.com/view/supplement/s25436376_Open_Access_License.pdf).
 
Deadline:
Manuscript and copyright form submission deadline: September 30, 2017

Scientific program

Sunday, July 9
18:00-21:00 Welcome Reception and Check-in

 

Monday, July 10
8:45-9:00 Welcoming Remarks
Session I
To be a hot subdwarf or not?
chair Andy Baran
9:00-9:25 Zhanwen Han Constraints on binary evolutionary processes from observations of hot subdwarfs
9:25-9:50 Xuefei Chen Subdwarf B stars from the common envelope ejection channel
9:50-10:15 Conor Byrne Effects of diffusion in hot subdwarf progenitors from the common envelope channel
10:15-10:45 Morning tea/coffee break
10:45-11:10 Josiah Schwab Double white dwarf mergers as the origin of single sdB stars
11:10-11:35 Philip Hall Hydrogen in Helium White Dwarf Mergers
11:35-12:00 Yan Li Overshooting beyond the convective cores in sdB stars
12:00-13:00 Lunch break
Session II
Spiciness of hot subdwarfs
chair Nicole Reindl
13:00-13:25 Ulrich Heber Spectral energy distributions and population membership of sdB binaries
13:25-13:50 Matthew Bainbridge Probing the Gravitational Dependence of the Fine-Structure Constant from Observations of White Dwarf and Subdwarf Stars
13:50-14:15 Marcus Schindewolf Chemical abundances of He-sdO stars
14:15-14:45 Afternoon tea/coffee break
14:45-15:10 David Schneider Spectroscopic Analysis of the 3He Anomaly in Hot Subdwarf B Stars
15:10-15:35 Marylin Latour On the spectroscopic properties of hot hydrogen-rich sdO stars
15:35-16:00 Norbert Przybilla Quantitative Spectroscopy of Extreme Helium Stars - A non-LTE Step Forward
16:00-16:40 Philipp Podsiadlowski and Thomas Kupfer                   Discussion Period #1
16:40-17:30 Pizza sponsored by Open Astronomy

 

Tuesday, July 11

Session III
Stronger in a group
chair Xuefei Chen
9:00-9:25 Thomas Brown New Insights into Ubiquitous Discontinuities on the Hot Horizontal Branch
9:25-9:50 Suzanna Randall EHB stars in Omega Cen
9:50-10:15 Christian Moni-Bidin The strange sdB binary in NGC6752
10:15-10:45 Morning tea/coffee break
Session IV
It takes two to tango
chair Peter Nemeth
10:45-11:10 Joris Vos Properties of wide sdB binaries and their influence on binary interaction models
11:10-11:35 Holly Preece The Effect of Tidal Interactions on the Modeling and Asteroseismology of sdBs
11:35-12:00 JJ Hermes Comparing the rotation of hot subdwarfs with binary low-mass white dwarfs
12:00-13:00 Lunch break
13:00-13:25 Jeff Andrews Today a duo, but once a trio? The double white dwarf HS 2220+2146 may be a post-blue straggler binary
13:25-13:50 Thomas Kupfer The fast and the furious - The population of ultracompact hot subdwarf binaries
13:50-14:15 Nicola La Palombara News on the X-ray emission from hot subdwarf stars
14:15-14:45 Afternoon tea/coffee break
14:45-15:10 Eva Ziegerer Origin of Hot Subdwarfs at High Velocity
15:10-15:35 Simon Kreuzer Spectroscopy of hot subdwarf binaries
15:35-15:50 Ewa Chmielewska Open Astronomy
15:50-16:20 Afternoon tea/coffee break
16:20-16:40 Andy Baran 1-min snapshots of the posters
16:40-17:20 Warren Brown and Philip Hall                    Discussion Period #2
17:20-22:00+ Under the Sky at Chocholowy Dwor (conference photo)

 

Wednesday, July 12

Session V
Now you see me, now you don’t
chair Noemi Giammichele
09:30-09:55 Veronika Schaffenroth New results from the EREBOS project
09:55-10:20 Maja Vuckovic Post common-envelope binaries with orbital period variations - Is it all about the M-dwarf ?
10:20-10:45 Andy Baran HW Vir - K2 results
10:45-11:10 Madelon Bours HW Vir: the secondary star revealed
11:10-11:35 Maximilian Wolz Spectroscopic and photometric analysis of the HW Vir star PTF1 J011339.09+225739.1
11:35-12:30 Lunch break
12:30-18:00 Wieliczka Salt Mine

 

Thursday, July 13

Session VI
A zoo of EHB objects
chair Brad Barlow
9:00-9:25 Nicolas Lodieu Physical parameters of M subdwarfs
9:25-9:50 Olga Zakhozhay The results of SED simulations for young L-dwarf with dusty ring
9:50-10:15 Bo Wang The WD + He star binaries as the progenitors of type Ia supernovae
10:15-10:40 Dongdong Liu Double WD systems from the WD+He subgiant channel and SNe Ia
10:40–11:10 Morning tea/coffee break
Session VII
Dancing with hot subdwarfs
chair Ingrid Pelisoli
11:10-11:35 Gilles Fontaine Pulsations in Hot Subdwarfs and Related Objects
11:35-12:00 Tiara Battich Pulsational instabilities excited by the ε-mechanism in hot pre-horizontal branch stars
12:00-12:25 Valerie Van Grootel New observations and asteroseismic analysis of the subdwarf B pulsator PG 1219+534
12:25-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-13:55 Stéphane Charpinet Rotation in sdB stars as revealed by stellar oscillations
13:55-14:20 Pawel Pietrukowicz Discovery of a new class of hot pulsating stars
14:20-14:45 Mike Reed The non-stochastic pulsator PG0048, are multiplets really rotation? and other weird things we see in Kepler data.
14:45-15:10 Afternoon tea/coffee break
15:10-15:35 Roy Østensen The Toby Shake
15:35-16:00 Simon Jeffery Pulsation and heavy-metal subdwarfs
16:00-16:20 Pamela Martin Time-Resolved Spectroscopy of the Pulsating Zirconium sdB LS IV-14 116
16:20-17:00 Valerie Van Grootel and Suzanna Randall                    Discussion Period #3
17:15-22:00 Conference Dinner at Oberza u Sasiadow

 

Friday, July 14

Session VIII
The more, the merrier
chair Marylin Latour
9:30-9:55 Thomas Boudreaux The Applications of Deep Neural Networks to sdBV Classification
9:55-10:20 Warren Brown ELM Survey
10:20-10:45 Ingrid Pelisoli Are sdAs He-core stars?
10:45-11:15 Morning tea/coffee break
11:15-11:40 Alejandra Romero Separating pre-ELMs from Main Sequence stars using Asteroseismology
11:40-12:05 Nicole Reindl Approaching a better understanding of the mysterious hot wind white dwarfs
12:05-12:30 Brad Barlow A Search for Rapidly-Pulsating Hot Subdwarf Stars in the GALEX Survey
12:30-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-13:55 John Telting Seeking new p-mode sdB variables for the TESS northern ecliptic pole mission
13:55-14:20 Stephan Geier Meet the family - the catalog of known hot subdwarf stars
14:20-14:45 Peter Németh Astroserver's first steps in servicing astronomy
14:45-15:15 Afternoon tea/coffee break
15:15-15:55 Simon Jeffery and Veronika Shaffenroth                    Discussion Period #4
15:55-16:30 Anthony Lynas-Gray Conference Summary
16:30-18:00 Farewell party

 

Saturday, July 15

8:00-18:00 A trip to Pieniny National Park

 

 

 

Abstract booklet available for download

Ośrodek Inicjatyw Edukacyjno-Społecznych, ul. Jęczmienna 9, 31-268 Kraków