Wednesday 25th June 2014
The conference dinner will take place at the Dutch National Maritime Museum, Het Scheepvaartmuseum, on Wednesday 25th June 2014, from 18:30 – 11:00.
1018 KK Amsterdam
About the Museum
Het Scheepvaart Museum shows how Dutch culture has been shaped by the sea and allows visitors to explore 500 years of maritime history. It’s most recent exhibition, The Atlases, includes top pieces from the museum’s extensive collection of maps and atlases, allowing visitors to get acquainted with the four pioneers of cartography: Ptolemy, Mercator, Claesz, and Blaeu.
18:30 – 20:00: Reception and Museum Visit
The evening will kick off at 18:30 with a drinks reception, during which conference participants will have the chance to explore Het Scheepvaartmuseum’s main exhibition halls. Two members of staff will be on hand in the exhibition halls to answer any questions you may have on the exhibits.
20:00 – 23:00: Dinner
The 3 course conference dinner will take place in the newly renovated Atrium, the museum’s main courtyard, which now boasts a complex glass roof - a highlight of the museum in itself.
For further information on Het Scheepvaartmuseum and it’s exhibitions, please visit the museum website.
TOUR OF THE RV PELAGIA
Wednesday 25th June 2014
The organisers of Astroparticle Physics 2014 are delighted to offer a limited number of participants a tour of the RV Pelagia, flagship vessel of the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, which will be docked at Het Scheepvaartmuseum during the week of the conference.
The tour will take place on the same evening as the conference dinner, 25th June 2014, at 18:45.
About the RV Pelagia
The Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) operates the RV Pelagia. This research vessel, built in 1991 and overhauled in 2010, is the flagship of NIOZ. With a total length of 66 m, this versatile and stable vessel is suited for research on both coastal seas and open oceans. The Pelagia has two dry labs and a wet lab and may host up to 9 interchangeable (laboratory) containers. The ship offers berths for up to 14 scientists and her 11-member crew is highly skilled in the hauling of equipment and moorings. It has recently been used extensively in test deployments of optical modules for KM3NeT. There will be a possibility to tour the Pelagia and see the KM3NeT Launching vehicle of Optical Modules (LOM) on deck, including an explanation of this innovative method of PMT deployment.
Registration for the tour
Participants can register for the tour when picking up their conference packs and badges during onsite registration, on the morning of Monday 23rd June 2014 (08:00).
Due to the vessel’s narrow gangways, it will only be possible to take a limited number of visitors on board. Registration will therefore be on a first come, first serve basis and we urge participants to register early to avoid disappointment.
For further information on the RV Pelagia, please visit the NIOZ website.
BOAT TOUR OF AMSTERDAM CANALS
A tour on board one of Amsterdam’s many canal boats is arguably the best way to take in the city’s famous canal belt and learn about it’s rich and fruitful history.
Conference participants will each receive 1 voucher for a free boat tour in their conference packs. This voucher can be redeemed at your leisure at the following tour operator:
Holland International Canal Cruises
For further information and the tour schedule, please visit the website.
Those of you who are hoping to fit in some sightseeing around the conference’s busy scientific programme may want to visit the following websites:
IAmsterdam – Amsterdam’s main tourist information portal