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Nederlandse Astronomenconferentie

Dutch Astronomers' conference | 27-29 May 2019

Social Activities

Listed below is some necessary information for the the planned social activities.

Monday 27 May 2019

Planetarium show at DOT Groningen


The city of Groningen features a 20 meter fulldome planetarium nearby the city center, named DOT. After dinner at the hotel, we will go to DOT where we will be taken on a journey through the Universe in the planetarium, from the star sky above Groningen to our Milky Way and beyond. The show will be presented by the DOTliveplanetarium team of the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute and the Center for Information Technology.

20:00 - 20:30 Transportation to DOT: Two touring busses are available at the parking next to the hotel.
Local people can use their own means of transportation (per bike, car, OV etc.).
20:30 - 21:30 Special NAC-show at the DOT
21:30 - 22:00 Drinks and bites at DOT
22:00 - 22:30 Transportation back to Familiehotel: Two touring busses available.
Local people can go home directly

Vrydemalaan 2

9713 WS Groningen


+31 (0)50 211 25 14


Tuesday 28 May 2019

Water taxi and dragon boats


On the evening of Tuesday May 28th from around 5 to 7 pm, prior to the diner at De Rietschans, a dragon boat tour over the Paterwoldsemeer will be held. The tour can end in a short race. Four dragon boats, each steered by a professional drummer, are available. Each boat can hold up to 16-20 people. Two rounds are possible in the time frame.

This is an outdoor activity and one can possibly get a bit wet. So it is advised to wear sporty clothes.

Start and finish are at De Rietschans, which is located at the lakeside, about 1.5 km from the Familiehotel. The trip from the venue to the restaurant can be made using a water taxi. But one is of course free to walk or use other means of transportation.

Tuesday 28 May 2019

Conference dinner at De Rietschans


The conference dinner will be held at De Rietschans at the Paterswoldemeer.

From the Familiehotel it is a 30 minute walk to De Rietschans. It is also possible to take a water taxi to the dinner location. This boat trip will take about 30 minutes.

To return to the hotel after dinner, besides the water taxi, there will be a shuttle bus standby.


Meerweg 221

9752 XC Haren


+31 (0)50 851 05 20