Institute of Astronomy


The symposium will be held at the Institute of Astronomy in West Cambridge. Our local google map of the area shows the location of the department in the city, plus other practical information and recommendations for food, drink and tourism.

Internet Access

Internet access during the conference will be most easily achieved using eduroam:

Like many research and academic institutions worldwide, the IoA uses eduroam and we encourage participants to setup an account with their home institution if they do not have one already.

For those unable to use eduroam, we will issue wifi accounts at the registration desk.

Getting here

Information on how to reach the city and the department may be found hereSt. John's College is in the centre of Cambridge and transport to and from the Institute of Astronomy for the meeting on 5th and 6th September will be by pre-arranged coach.  Morning pick-up will depart from St. John's College at 08:30am and the return journey will depart from the Institute of Astronomy at 17:30pm.


The IoA is a 15-20 minute taxi journey from the railway station, and costs around £8-9 with Panther Taxis Ltd (01223 715715) and Camcab (01223 704704).

Bike hire

By far the easiest way to travel around Cambridge is by bicycle. There are numerous cycle rentals in the city, including Station Cycles with stores at various locations, and City Cycle Hire just to the west of the city centre. Prices are around £10 per day or £25 per week, plus a deposit of £40-60.

The IoA site map

Page last updated: 9 May 2017 at 14:16