Progress Meeting of the ESA Project


9th - 10th December, Granada, Spain


The sessions will be held in the Sala de Juntas of the Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia, whose address is:
Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia (I.A.A.)
Camino bajo de Huetor, 24, 18008, Granada, Spain
Tel: (+34) 958 121 311       Fax: (+34) 958 814 530
The L.O.C. is the A.I.R.E. group of the Solar System Department of the I.A.A.
For information or help, contact any of us:
Miguel A. Lopez-Valverde
Manuel Lopez-Puertas
Cristina Roldan


The city of Granada is located in the south of the Iberian Peninsula, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada chain of mountains, with the highest peaks of the peninsula, and around 400 km distance from the Spanish capital, Madrid.
Granada can be reached by plane from Madrid and Barcelona, or from the Malaga airport (150 km far away from Granada) by bus. Trains and buses from Madrid also offer a relatively convenient connection. There are buses from Malaga to Granada each hour. The time table for the buses from Malaga and Madrid are given below. From Malaga and Madrid airports there are permanent bus services to the corresponding bus and train stations, with travel time around 30 to 45 minutes. The flight to Granada from Madrid or Barcelona can be arranged in connection with your international flight. If byplane, the taxi from the airport to the hotel will cost around 2500 pts.

From Malaga (Estacion Central de Autobuses)
Hourly, from 7:00 until 21:00
From Madrid (Estacion Sur)
7:30, 8:30, 11:30, then hourly until 19:30, 21:30, 23:30, 1:30

TRAINS FROM MADRID (From 6th to 23rd December)
Train Days Departure Arrival at GR
Talgo M,T,W,Th,F,S 15:25 am 21:40 pm
Talgo Sat 8:00 am 14:50 pm
Night Train Daily 23:00 am 7:45 pm

City of Origin Days Departure Arrival at GR
Madrid Daily 7:40 8:45
Madrid Daily 16:20 17.25
Madrid Daily 17:50 18:55
Barcelona M,T,W,Th,F 7:30 8:50
Barcelona Daily 10:30 11:50
Barcelona Daily 17:10 18:30


Our recommendation is to stay at Hotel Saray.
This is a good hotel very close to the Institute and to the city center that offers a special price to our guests.
This special price is about 9500 ptas, or 58 Euro (not sure if taxes are included). This price is cheaper than any 3 stars hotel in town.
It requires us to make the reservation for you and the offer is limited to availability, thereford, whoever is interested should contact us promptly.
The hotel address is:
Hotel Saray
Paseo Enrique Tierno Galván, 4, 18006 Granada
Tel.: (958) 130009   Fax: (958) 129161   Télex: 78422 SARAY

All the hotels in Granada and the surroundings are listed here

Links and sources of local information